jian4 =
ji + an4

to recommend / to offer sacrifice (arch.) / grass / straw mat | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne of Arc (ji) purchased artificial lawn (艹) and a floppy disc (存) from the internet to offer sacrifice (荐) in the Anchor Inn's bathroom (an4). When she burns the artificial lawn and the floppy disc it gives a terrible smell, but Jeanne is satisfied how fast the things burn so she writes a very approving recommendation (荐) on the internet. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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cao3 =
c + ao3

grass radical 草字頭兒|草字头儿[cao3 zi4 tou2 r5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Artificial lawn. The King of Chu burns artificial lawn in the Taos Pueblo. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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cun2 =
cu + (e)n2

to exist / to deposit / to store / to keep / to survive | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a floppy disc. Kitty Cat (cu) wants to protest against the law that women have to wear skirts, so wearing jeans (仔) she dances and plays a flute (一) just inside the Forbidden City's entrance ((e)n2) and records her demonstration on a floppy disc (存) to upload it later to her livejournal. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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yi1 =
y + Ø1

one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) plays her flute (一) in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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zai3 =
z + ai3

variant of 崽[zai3]: child / young animal | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Zorro (z) and Rosa Luxemburg (亻) are taking turns breeding an egg (子) inside of the palace (ai3). After a couple of days it is ready and cracks open. A young boy (仔) jumps out; he is wearing nothing but jeans (仔). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


zi1 =
z + Ø1

see 仔肩[zi1 jian1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

zi3 =
z + Ø3

meticulous / (of domestic animals or fowls) young | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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ren2 =
r + (e)n2

"person" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 9) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I will represent this radical by Rosa Luxemburg. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Robinson Crusoe and Rosa Luxemburg are pulling a new trick just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City. Rosa Luxemburg is balancing on Robinson Crusoe, while balancing a banana on a dinosaur bone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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丿
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丿
pie3 =
pi + e3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 4) / see 撇[pie3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 丿

Pocahontas (pi-) is watching a giant banana (丿) inside the Erectheion (-e3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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丿
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gun3 =
gu + (e)n3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a dinosaur bone when it appears in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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zi3 =
z + Ø3

son / child / seed / egg / small thing / 1st earthly branch: 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight, 11th solar month (7th December to 5th January), year of the Rat / Viscount, fourth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Zorro wants to eat an egg in the space station, and he already put it in a prize cup, as he has no egg cup. He also lacks a spoon, so he uses a big flute to crush the egg open. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting


zi5 =
z + Ø5

(noun suffix) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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le5 =
l + e5

(modal particle intensifying preceding clause) / (completed action marker) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sir Lancelot has finished his preparations to fight the world. There he stands ready, on top of the Erechtheion, with a sickle and a crowbar in his hands. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

liao3 =
li + ao3

to finish / to achieve / to understand | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Li Qingzhao is racing for a new world record in the Taos Pueblo: She's trying to juggle as many sickles as fast as possible with two crowbars. As she finishes, she grabs her earned prize cup. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

liao3 =
li + ao3

(of eyes) bright / clear-sighted / to understand clearly | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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zhe2 =
zh + e2

variant of 乙[zhe2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A sickle. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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jue2 =
ju + e2

"vertical stroke with hook" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 6) / see also 豎鉤|竖钩[shu4 gou1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Doesn't 亅 look like a crowbar? Zeus (ju-) shows off his mighty crowbars (亅) in the entrance of the Erechtheion (-e2). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago


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yi1 =
y + Ø1

one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) plays her flute (一) in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Stroke order

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appears as component in

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 5

Pronunciation: Gorodish elements and their mnemonics (what's this?)

ji

Jeanne d'Arc - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
an4

In Anchor Inn's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


tui1

jian4
to recommend / recommendation (HSK level 5)

yin3

jian4
to recommend sb / to give a referral

zi4

jian4
to recommend oneself (for a job)

mao2

sui4

zi4

jian4
Mao Sui recommends himself (idiom); to offer one's services (in the style of Mao Sui offering his services to king of Chu 楚 of the Warring states)

tui1

jian4

xin4
recommendation letter

ju3

jian4
to recommend

cao3

jian4
straw mattress / palliasse

jian4

yin3
to introduce / to recommend

jian4

zhui1
sacrum (bone at the base of the spine)

jian4

ju3
to propose (for a job) / to nominate / to recommend

jian4

yan2
to recommend (in words) / to suggest

jian4

tou5
employment agent (arch.) / job broker

jian4

tou5

dian4
job agency (arch.) / employment shop

jian4

gu3
sacrum (bone at the base of the spine)

zhui1

jian4
to pray for the soul of a deceased

ji1

jin3

jian4

zhen1
famine repeats unceasingly (idiom, from Book of Songs)

qi2

xi1

zhi1

jian4
Qi Xi's recommendation (idiom); recommending the best person for the job independent of factional loyalty

tui1

jian4

shu1
recommendation letter

zhang1

fu3

jian4

lu:3
court crown beneath straw shoe (idiom); everything turned upside down

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