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] / ancient Chinese compass point: 0° (north) / subsidiary / subordinate / sub-

= + : 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.
(noun suffix)

子 character breakdown

one / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire; whole; all; throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) / also pr. [yao1] for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit

Maud Younger (y) forgot her keys to the space station (Ø1), all she brought outside was her flute (一). She has no choice but to crash the door with the giant flute.
le = l + e5
(completed action marker) / (modal particle indicating change of state, situation now) / (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)

= + : Sir Lancelot (l) has completed (了) his preparations to fight the world. There he stands ready, on top of the Elevator (e5), with a sickle (乛) and a crowbar (亅) in his hands.
to finish / to achieve / variant of 瞭|了[liao3] / to understand clearly

= + : Mnemonic symbol from "to finish" and the shape of the character: a prize cup.

Li Qingzhao (li) is responsible for manufacturing a prize cup (了). She only needs to add a poetic engraving. Unfortunately, she suffers from a writer's block. In the aorta's living room (ao3), someone left a cryptic message engraved on the walls using a sickle (乛), which is still lying on the floor. Being an accomplished poet Li Qingzhao is able to understand the message clearly (了), realizes its poetic potential and starts to engrave it on the prize cup using a crowbar (亅).
(of eyes) bright / clear-sighted / to understand clearly
unofficial variant of 瞭[liao4]

Characters with 子 as component

to learn / to study / to imitate / science / -ology

= + + : Xu Xian wants to study scienceology and learn more about daisies. Just inside the elevator's kitchen, he put some daisies into a prize cup and covered them with a cooking top. He wants to study the growth rate of the daisies depending on the pH of the water in the prize cup.
filial piety or obedience / mourning apparel

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a mourning veil. Marie Curie (xi) was breeding an egg (子) in the aorta's bathroom (ao4), and she even put a crown (⺹) on it (the crown is on top of the egg: 孝), so much she loved her little prince. Unfortunately the egg died, and thus Marie Curie put on her mourning veil (孝).
letter / symbol / character / word / CL:個|个[ge4] / courtesy or style name traditionally given to males aged 20 in dynastic China

= + : Zorro got a new task from mission control: he is to have an egg standing on its tip. Zorro thinks smart and remembers the egg of Columbus, so he puts the egg in a graduation cap as egg cup and ditches one end of the egg with a huge printing letter. Unfortunately the egg wasn't boiled and there is no gravity, so he messes up the whole bathroom. Mission control can't stop laughing since all they wanted was to fool Zorro into this trick.
to be fond of; to have a tendency to; to be prone to
good / well / proper / good to / easy to / very / so / (suffix indicating completion or readiness) / (of two people) close / on intimate terms / (after a personal pronoun) hello

= + : Hamlet visits the wishing well in the aorta and wishes for a good child. A picosecond later, an egg appears, cracks open and Bessie Coleman jumps out.
to be fond of / to have a tendency to / to be prone to
good / appropriate; proper / all right! / (before a verb) easy to / (before a verb) good to / (before an adjective for exclamatory effect) so / (verb complement indicating completion) / (of two people) close; on intimate terms / (after a personal pronoun) hello
all alone

= + : Just inside the elevator's kitchen Joan of Arc hands a prize cup to a very proud mosquito. The mosquito won a flute-playing contest.
(bound form) child

= + : Just inside the airplane's kitchen Hamlet is quite annoyed by the love child of the boar and the mosquito.
to enjoy / to benefit / to have the use of

= + + : Marie Curie enjoys a drink inside of Angkor War. The drink contains eggs and mandarins, and instead of a little umbrella it has a little beret.
old variant of 享[xiang3]

Words with 子

all-inclusive / undiscriminating
new emperor, new officials (idiom) / a new chief brings in new aides
to deal a single fatal blow / (fig.) to totally repudiate sb because of a minor error
lit. you cannot get fat with only one mouthful (proverb) / fig. learn to walk before you run
lit. a full bottle makes no sound; a half-filled bottle sloshes (idiom) / fig. empty vessels make the most noise
bellyful (of sth) / full of (sth)
a whiff of / a taint of / a thread of
lit. to want to get fat with only one mouthful (proverb) / fig. to try to achieve one's goal in the shortest time possible / to be impatient for success

Sentences with 子