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生死有命 富贵在天 1334

死有

sheng si you ming

birth and death are fated

富贵在

fu gui zai tian

riches and honor in heaven

对概念

xiangdui gainian

mutual paired general read-aloud-memorize = relative concept.

leet.

heart radical

快慢情忙

xin heart kuai quick man slow qing emotion wang forget (mang blind)

内心慢慢感觉到情绪,然后很快忘记

冒mao4

曼漫慢man4

mao hat man long handsome man inundate free unrestrained man de lian ai

燥躁趮 zao

bath parched hot tempered pearled pendant easily provoked

喿 sao chirping of birds

衄 bloody nose makes me look like a clown nv4

衃 pei

tiao3 carry on a pole (hand plus omen; because omens would be carried around for all to see, I guess)

xin4 blood sacrifice (blood drop on top left dripping into a sacrificial dish on bottom left, symbol of split in half on the right, I believe it’s a tree trunk split down the middle.)

tiao3 xin4. provoke (hand+omen)+(blood+split in half)=PROVOCATION

黄huang yellow

yellow originally da big + sun ri. simplified and added jade yellow necklace to make the point clearer. I have seen this elsewhere as an archery target or perhaps cured leather which changes its color when stretched out in the sun. Whatever it’s etymology HUANG2 = YELLOW.

形声字、以事为名、取譬相成、江河是也

“形声字、以事为名、取譬相成、江河是也”

Pictophonetic characters are so named because they are chosen to complement each other by example; e.g.  Yangtze, river.

——

lao

stall, prison. cow under a roof is it’s picture. this one is a huiyizi.

linkword: lousy 牢子 lao zi.

 

囚犯躲开了打击 the prisoner dodged the blow

石岩沙矿硬 石英 石像

盜 dao drooling and obnoxious THIEF

dao

Thief. It is literally an image of a thief drooling on top of a gold bowl. Top left is dots of sputum. Below is the gold bowl. On the top right is the thief.

D.rooling
A.nd
O.bnoxious
THIEF

寺庙

si4miao4 temple ancestral shrine
pinch earth on the left cause of the universal shelter on the right
S.hrIne
I.
M.ighty
I.nfluential
A.ncestral
O.rnate TEMPLE

等诗持

shi1 poem

S.cripture
H.eavenly
I.ncantation POEMS

chi2

C.lasp
H.old
I.t GRASP HOLD SUPPORT

 

deng

et cetera,

wait

无为而治 don’t worry: GOVERNANCE.

无为而

[wú wéi ér zhì]

govern by doing nothing that goes against nature

 

link-word: worry

memotechnique: don’t worry

W.hats
U.p? NOTHING

We
Each
Intend BECAUSE OF CAUSE

Eric
Reads  BUT

Zhukov’s
Ideas GOVERN

government is the public stage upon which public life starts;
governance addresses the rights and duties to public waters and waterways such as wells rivers streams and oceans.

shui3 neng2 zai3 zhou1, yi4 neng2 fu4 zhou1

water carries the boat but can also capsize it …

监 篮 蓝 surveiller et punir

监 篮 蓝 jian1 lan2 lan2 This character series has been simplified beyond recognition. The bottom part min dish pan may also be a simplification or reuse of eye or net, since there is certainly the sense of caught up in with these three characters. This was originally the image of a man with a big eye inspecting a dish.
https://hanziyuan.net/#%E7%9B%91

stick stick bamboo pan rhymes with lan
gun gun zhuzitou min stupid character let me in!

jian prison inspect supervise hard
Jail
Inspect
And
Notify

lan2
basket

luo is Chinese for multistory building which is woven together like a basket.

 

lan2

blue, indigo plant

I dislike this character because it was simplified beyond any recognition, and this simplification occurred prior to AND after the CCP took power. It should simply be redone entirely OR restored to something much closer to its oracle bone form since most writing these days is typing and not hand writing.

Chinese word order STPMVO memotechnique

Chinese word order is
S.ubject T.ime P.lace M.anner V.erb O.bject.

STP is a famous brand of motor oil.

STP Motor Vehicle Oil

STPMVO

Now you have a mnemonic whereby you should remember proper Chinese word order.

 

in the FALL i am WORRIED 秋 愁

in the FALL

i am WORRIED

Qiu 秋
Autumn = grain + fire (bonfire’s in fall as symbol of fall) FALL, AUTUMN

Chou 愁
Worried= heart+autumn WORRIED

 

Susy is Cozy

shushi is COZY

stretch+appropriate=Cozy, Comfortable.

Ke4! shang ke!

this ke is the CONQUEROR’S HELMET it means DOMINATE CONQUER SUBDUE RESTRAIN

this ke is the FRUIT OF THE LECTURE

this ke is the MOUTH Going to CRUNCH SEEDS from a Pan

 

All are 4th tone. shan

qi3 open

dakai de yi si

hand knocks on door; mouth asks “who’s there”, hand opens door.

Oracle bone script had no mouth. Simplified has no hand.

 

Open Mouth
Push Door with Hand
Enter
Now QI3

妙语如珠 Clever words like pearls 女少 言五口 女口 王朱

语如 clever words are like pearls

Miao4 yu3 ru2 zhu1

妙 miao4

clever

M
y,
Intelligent
Amazing
O
bservation CLEVER

woman on the left 女, few on the right 少; few women are clever (to be clever is outstanding and thus rare) and clever women use few words.

语 yu

language, words

You
Understand LANGUAGE WORDS

5 mouths talking 言五口. talking on the left言, 5 on top right五, mouth on the lower right 口

如 ru

like, as

Rightly
Understood LIKE, AS

mouthy on the right woman on the left, she said it was just LIKE that AS a symbol of comparison.

珠 zhu

pearl/pearls. Jade on the left shows it’s a precious hard structured and possibly well worked item

王 wang king on the left but as a radical often means jade because the king’s men carried a jade amulet as the seal of royal authority proving their power. The right is a chopped log seen from above 朱zhu1, we can see it’s spiral ring structure, it means red because the interior of a chopped tree is reddish.

Linkword JEWEL pearls are ZHUals.

Miao4 yu3 ru2 zhu1 “speech is silver”

Coronavirus

㳄 xian2

kou shui de yi si 口水的意思

Xian isn’t in CEDict, I haven’t checked in Pleco or GoldenDict yet. Point is this is a word: it means water at the mouth, whether saliva, snot, spittle, sputum or whatever you want to call that ugly disgusting green goober o god you better not have sars or coronavirus or flu fml.

Long and short is this is a word: three dots of water on the left as the semantic component. Big wide opened pie-hole on the right (all we know from that image is his mouth is open wide we don’t know why from the image alone). So it’s a big pie-hole gaping maw of a mouth with water right on it. Menschlich, allzu menschlich.

次  ci4

next

Continuing
Interval NEXT

big wide mouth spitting water out what has he got coronavirus no doubt

盗 dao4

sick man on a pan out to STEAL your stuff
Drag
And
Open STEAL

偷东西的人

 

tishoupang vocabulary

da4 strike hit

ba1 ; pa2 grasp; steal

东西

kang2 ; gang1 carry ashoulder; raise up with both hands

扶持 fu2 support chi2 grasp fu2chi2

日有所思夜游所梦 Days of thoughts and nights of dreams.

有所

lit: day has thus thoughts. In other words: day-to-day there are thought. we think every day / in the day.

lit: night roam so dreams. In other words: Each night we dream

ri4 you3 suo3 si1, ye4 yong2 suo3 meng4

Your day is care, your nights aware.

 

We ask heaven, heaven does not reply. Could it be that heaven also does not understand?

好梦易醒

Game Theory

Antolf, Antolf Hiveler, and Hiveler are trademarks of  “You XI Games” and Eric Engle, author of “The Rise of the Ants” “The War of the Ants” and “Antopolis”, which are all also trademarked.

Cheng Yu for ”More Heat than Light” (Wuhan)

reflect fan3ying4

reactfan3ying4

strike grab palm the cliff (stopped by opposition) central light returns to central source
light comes back REFLECTED from its surface

strike grab palm the cliff (stopped by opposition) a happy campfire beneath a cliff HEAT returns (simplified character)

If you touch a super-heated rock of course you will REACT in pain.

If you run your Hand up Against a phosphorescent rock (Cliff) light will REFLECT

Traditional: the bird man sings from his heart beneath the cliff in RESPONSE (traditional character )


More heat than light

眉毛
fire burns all brows huo3 shao1 mei2 mao2 (0)

燃眉急 ran2 mei2 zhi3 ji2
burnt brows are nervous

Decrypt: The situation is desperate, however if we are injured thereby so also are you.

Cribs: This is an excellent source for chengyu cribs.

Fermi’s Paradox (Redux)

We are probably not alone but also probably hundreds of light years at least from the nearest advanced civilization so it would be communication with uh oh about a 500 year time lag presuming light speed in fact is the max speed possible. That means when we finally find each other we would have to wait hundreds of years for a reply. It would be like talking with a 500+ year lag between messages.
so yeah, we might not be alone. but guess what, they might be so far away it is the same thing as if they were, barring some breakthrough in our understanding of physics which would allow us to bend space-time we’re probably fucked, just not the way we usually think.

 

由聯想 字 Cognitive Association of Characters

由聯 = you2 lian2xiang3 zi

you2 cause origin source reason following from; one view is this is an ancient oil-skin.

Your

Original

Understanding2

lianxiang

L.ink
I.t
A.ll
N.ow LINK ALLY JOIN UNITE

xiang

H.ere
S.imilarity
I.magined
A
N.ew
G.ood = THINK BELIEVE IMAGINE WISH WISTFUL MISS

COGNITIVE ASSOCIATION

linking characters by causal conceptions

樹倒猢猻散

Thanks upline! I love you so much and couldn’t do any of it without you!

INBOUND TRADTIONAL OUTBOUND Q.

樹 tree shu secure housing unit

倒 dao directly admit and observe INVERT

husun = monkeymonkey = macaque

散 san sow scatter distribute

Tree falls, monkeys scatter.

Shu Tree+Drum+Thumb
San To cast in a cross-hatched manner. S.ow A.nd N.ourish

恐怖分子 “which way the WIND blows”

恐 fear kong

Gong on top left is phonetic. 工

Wind or knife on the right shows the wind of change that fearsome thing

心 xin Heart beneath tells us this is an emotional or intellectual state

怖 terror bu

Heart on the left (abbreviated form) this is an emotional or intellectual state

布 bu woven cloth on the right is phonetic but also a metaphor: your fears cover you, blind you, choke you like cloth

分 fen divide split apportion

eight 八 ba on top knife 刀 dao below, the knife chops downward, splits 1 一 yi1 into 8 八.

子 zi suffix like “-ist” “-err” “-ette”

One who divides up and apportions fear and terror. In other words: a t ERR OR ist. kongbufenzi

MON KEY

On the left is the dog determinant: it’s used for four legged furry animals.

On the right is hou which means marquis. The monkey is like a marquis, an intelligent man.

猴子 an animal, like a marquis (monkey)
侯 marquis. hou4. (archery training)

候 to wait (originally: as in ambush)

HIGH
ON
UP a monkey waits like a marquis in ambush!

Vocab w/linkword and concept mnemonics

 TO ATTAIN MERIT
clan flag posted+crossroads=tourism
hulianwang isn’t WLAN but rhymes.
seit dann jiran
继续 continue jixu
ji

=strange foreigner standing up as on a horse but in a house=lodged, posted; thus also post, entrust. G.I.

加班 jobben d.h. Ueberstunden
family furnishings jiaju
jiage gouge gage (Fr.) price

(personal introduction+pattern customer)

chinchy. lower (the price) jianchi
lose weight; caveat also=fertilizer.
减少 reduce+few jianshao

白云苍狗 Cheng Yu

Chinese proverbs are often expressed as four character set-expressions. These are called “cheng yu”. Unlike most other languages such proverbs appear often used in Chinese culture so they are not mere curiosities.

 

白 white (bai2)

云 clouds (yun2)

苍 dark blue, dark green, ash gray (cang1)

狗 dog (gou3)

White Clouds, Grey Dogs

6 methods

象形字 pictogram
指事字 ideogram; symbol (indicative character)
会意字 associative idea character; combined ideogram
形声字 pictophonetic character; keyed hieroglyph

 

转注 transfer character example qita de qi

假借 phonetic loan

Vocabulary List

基础
招股书
拓展 tuozhan expend
奠定基础
打下基础
基础设施
融资 financing rongzi
云集
微店付费委员
继店
社交
电商
商店
赴约
上线 online
推出 push out
金融产品 financial product
上市 mu zi / mu ci fundraising
yi 100mega
承销商
会员制
缴纳
套 cover set suite
同等
折扣
团体
优惠
抽取
佣金
外币
体现
提现金
基于
收徒
模式
成交额

分销商
下线
传销
获取
货源
仓储
配送
程度
相似
后者
年代
利润
全球
范围

财年
意味着
息息相关
接近
营收
占比

纷纷
放缓
网民
红利
零售
逐步
必然

Kangxi Radicals (Bushou)

Can you learn 214 new letters? Yes you can! Are these 214 letters the basis of ALL other Chinese characters? Yes they are! Chong bai, ming bai.

人	人	亻	human, person, people	ren2	今仁休位他	Note similarity with 八, which means eight.	单人旁(亻),人字头(人)
口	口		mouth, opening	kou3	古可名告知	Note similarity with 囗, which always encloses characters, and means enclosure.	口字旁
土	土		earth	tu3	在地型城地	Note similarity with 士, which has a longer upper stroke and shorter bottom one, and means scholar.	提土旁
女	女		woman, female	nv3	好妄始姓安		女子旁
心	心	忄,⺗	heart	xin1	必忙忘性想		竖心旁(忄),心字底(心),竖心底(⺗)
手	手	扌,龵	hand	shou3	持掌打抱押		提手旁(扌),看字头(龵),手字旁(手)
日	日		sun, day	ri4	白百明时晩	Note similarity with 曰, which is broader and lower, and means to say. Also note 白 which means white.	日字旁
月	月		moon, month	yue4	有服青朝明	This radical is actually two: moon 月 and meat 肉, but in modern Chinese, they look the same in most cases。	月字旁
木	木		tree	mu4	板相根本林	Note similarity with 禾, which means grain.	木字旁
氵	氵	水,氺	water	shui3	永泳海洋沙	Note similarity with 冫, which means ice.	水字旁(水),三点水(氵),泰字底水(氺)
火	火	灬	fire	huo3	灯炎焦然炸		火字旁(火),四点底(灬)
纟	糹	糸	silk	(mi4)	纪纸累细绩		绞丝旁(纟),独立绞丝(糸)
艹	艹	艸	grass	cao3	花英苦草茶	Note that when the radical is on top, the traditional variant has four strokes.	草字头(艹)
讠	訁	言	speech	yan2	说讲识评试		言字旁(讠)
辶	辶	⻍	walk	(chuo4)	迎通道这近		走之旁(⻌)
钅	釒	金	gold, metal	jin1	银针钱铁钟		金字旁(钅)
刂	刂	刀	knife, sword	dao1	分切初利刻	Note similarity with 力, which means force.	立刀旁(刂),刀字旁(刀)
宀	宀		roof	(mian2)	守家室字宅	Note similarity with 冖, which means cover, and with 亠, which means lid.	宝盖头
贝	貝		shell	bei4	财贪货贸员	Note similarity with 见, which means to see.	贝字旁
一	一		one	yi1	三旦正百天		横
力	力		power, force	li4	力加助勉男	Note similarity with 刀, which means knife.	力字旁
又	又		right hand	you4	反取受左友		又字旁
犭	犭	犬	dog	(quan3)	犯狂狗献猪	Note similarity with 大, which means big.	反犬旁(犭),犬字旁(犬)
禾	禾		grain	(he)	利私季和香	Note similarity with 木, which means tree.	禾木旁
⺮	⺮	竹	bamboo	zhu2	笑第简筷算		竹子头(竹字头)
虫	虫		insect	chong2	強独蛇蛋蚊	Even though this radical means insect, it's used for many organisms which aren't insects according to our taxonomy.	虫字旁
阜	阝left		mound, dam	(fu4)	防阻陆院陈	Note that there are two radicals which look like this. On the left, it means mound, dam, and on the right, it means city.	双耳刀(左耳刀)
大	大		big, very	da4	天尖因奇美		大字旁(头)
广	广		house on cliff	guang3	店府度座庭	Note similarity with 厂, which means cliff (i.e. without the house).	广字旁
田	田		field	tian2	思留略番累		田字旁
目	目	罒	eye	mu4	眼睛看相省	Note that the horizontal version can also mean net.	目字旁(目),四字头(罒)
石	石		stone	shi2	砂破碑矿码		石字旁
衤	衤	衣	clothes	yi1	初被裁裤袜	Note similarity with  礻, which means sign, show or spirit.	衣字旁(衤)
足	足	⻊	foot	zu2	跑跨跟路距		足字旁
马	馬		horse	ma3	码驾骂驻妈		马字旁
页	頁		leaf	ye4	顺须领预顶		页字旁
巾	巾		turban, scarf	(jin1)	市布帝帐帽		巾字旁
米	米		rice	mi3	类粉迷粗糖		米字旁
车	車		cart, vehicle	che1	轮软军较输		车字旁
八	八		eight	ba1	公分趴兵共	Note similarity with 人, which means human, person.	八字旁(头)
尸	尸		corpse	shi1	尺局尾居展	Note similarity with 戶, which means door, family.	尸字头
寸	寸		thumb, inch	cun4	寺尊对射付		寸字旁
山	山		mountain	shan1	岩岛岁崗岔		山字旁(头)
攵	攵	攴	knock, tap	(pu1)	收改攻做政	Note similarity with 夊, which means to walk (slowly).	反文旁(攵),旧反文旁(攴)
彳	彳		(small) step	(chi2)	彼很律微德	Note similarity with 亻, which means human, person.	双人旁
十	十		ten	shi2	什计古叶早		十字旁(头)
工	工		work	gong1	左江红巧功		工字旁
方	方		square, raft	fang1	放旅族仿房		方字旁
门	門		gate	men2	间闲问闭闻		门字框
饣	飠	食	eat, food	shi2	饭饿饮馆饱		食字旁
欠	欠		lack, yawn	qian4	欢欧欲次歌		欠字旁
儿	儿		human, legs	er2	元四光兄充	Note similarity with 人, which means human, person, and with 八 which means eight.	儿座底
冫	冫		ice	bing1	冬冷冻况净		两点水
子	子		child, seed	zi3	字学存孩季		子字旁
疒	疒		sickness	(ne4)	病痛疗疯痩		病字旁
隹	隹		(short-tailed) bird	(zhui1)	雀集难雅谁		隹字旁
斤	斤		axe	(jin1)	所新听近析		斤字旁
亠	亠		lid	(tou2)	亡交京	Note similarity with  宀, which means roof, and 冖 which means cover.	点横头
王	王	玉	jade, king	yu4, wang2	主弄皇理现	This radical is 玉, but when in composition, it looks like 王, king, and is probably more easily remembered like that.	王字旁
白	白		white	bai2	的皆皇怕迫	Note similarity with 日, which means sun.	白字旁
立	立		stand, erect	li4	音意端亲位		立字旁
羊	羊	⺶,⺷	sheep	yang2	着样洋美鲜		羊字旁
艮	艮		stopping	(gen4)	很恨恳根眼		艮字旁
冖	冖		cover	(mi4)	写军农深荣		秃宝盖
厂	厂		cliff	(han4)	厚原厉厅厕	Note similarity with 广, which has ha house on top (the dot).	厂字旁
皿	皿		dish	(min3)	盆监盟盛盖		皿字底
礻	礻	示	sign, spirit, show	shi4	社神视祝祥	Note similarity with 衤, which means clothes.	示字旁
穴	穴		cave	xue4	空突穷究窗		穴宝盖
走	走		run, walk	zou3	起超越赶徒		走字旁
雨	雨		rain	yu3	雷雪霜需露		雨字头
囗	囗		enclosure	(wei2)	回国因图团	Note similarity with 口, which does not enclose other components and means mouth.	国字框
小	小	⺌⺍	small	xiao3	少肖尚尖尘		小字旁(头)
戈	戈		halberd	(ge1)	成式战感我		戈字旁
几	几		table	ji1	朵机风凡凤		几字旁
舌	舌		tongue	she2	乱适话舍活		舌字旁
干	干		dry	gan1	平刊汗旱赶		干字旁
殳	殳		weapon	(shu1)	段没投般设		殳字旁
夕	夕		evening, sunset	xi1	外多夜名岁		夕字旁
止	止		stop	zhi3	正此步歪址		止字旁
牜	牜	牛,⺧	cow	niu2	告物解特件		牛字旁(头)
皮	皮		skin	pi2	披彼波破疲		皮字旁
耳	耳		ear	er3	取闻职聪联		耳字旁
辛	辛		bitter	xin1	辜辟辣辨辩		辛字旁
阝right	阝right	邑	city	(yi4)	那邦部都邮	Note that there are two radicals which look like this. On the left, it means mound, dam, and on the right, it means city.	双耳刀(右耳刀)
酉	酉		wine	(you3)	醉酒醒酸尊		酉字旁
青	青		green/blue	qing1	请清情晴猜		青字旁
鸟	鳥		bird	niao3	鸦鸣鸭岛鸡		鸟字旁
弓	弓		bow	gong1	引张弱第强		弓字旁
厶	厶		private	si1	公勾去私云		私字旁
户	户	戶	door, house	hu4	所房炉护启	Note similarity with 尸, which means corpse.	户字旁
羽	羽		feather	yu3	习翻翅塌扇		羽字旁
舟	舟		boat	chuan2	般船航盘艇		舟字旁
里	里		village, mile	li3	野重量理埋		里字旁
匕	匕		spoon	(bi3)	匙比北呢旨		匕字旁
夂	夂		go (slowly)	(sui1)	各條复备夏	Note similarity with 攵, which means to knock, to rap.	折文旁
见	見		see	jian4	观规视现觉	Note similarity with 贝, which means shell.	见字旁
卩	卩		seal	(jie2)	卷印却即危		单耳刀
罒	罒	网	net	wang3	罗罚罢罪罩	Note that the horizontal version can also mean net.	四字头(罒)
士	士		scholar	shi4	吉壶志声壮	Note similarity with 土, which means earth.	士字旁
勹	勹		embrace, wrap	(bao1)	包勿勾勺勻		包字头

 

The Three Character Classic 三 字 经 (Zero)

三 字 经 (three character classic) my translation. This is a work in progress. Sanzijing is the canonical children’s school primer and is well worth reading.

 

1.人之初 性本善 性相近 习相远

man at birth is quite good

quite alike, paths diverge 

ren ji qu xing ben shan xing xiang jin xi xiang yuan

(so much for original sin btw)

2.苟不教 性乃迁 教之道 贵以专

If untaught then they change;

taught the way, dear use aims

gou bu jiao xing nai qian jiao zhi dao gui yi zhuan

3.昔孟母 择邻处 子不学 断机杼

Old Meng’s Mom chose a room
Son didn’t learn – broke the loom

4.窦燕山 有义方 教五子 名俱扬

Dou Yishan Had Right Plan
Taught 5 kids Each Earned Names

5.养不教 父之过 教不严 师之惰

Raised untaught? Fathers fault!

Taught not strict? Dad’s lazy!

yang bu jiao yi zhi guo jiao bu yan shi zhi duo

6.子不学 非所宜 幼不学 老何为

No study? Know no place.

Youth don’t learn? What when old?

zibuxuefeisuoyi youbuxuelaohewei

 

7.玉不琢 不成器 人不学 不知义

Unworked jade is not dear.

Study not? Know not right!

yubuzhuo buchengqi ren bu xue bu zhi yi

8.为人子 方少时 亲师友 习礼仪

Child be good, just small time,

family friends, learn manners.

9.香九龄 能温席 孝于亲 所当执
Xiang age 9 could warm beds

parents’ love thus is grasped

10.融四岁 能让梨 弟于长 宜先知
Rong at 4 got the pears
First then know: young to old

11.首孝悌 次见闻 知某数 识某文

First obey, next perceive

learn to count learn to read

 

12.一而十 十而百 百而千 千而万

one and ten ten hundred

hundred thousand ten thousand

13.三才者 天地人 三光者 日月星
Matters Three: Sky Earth Man
Three Bright Lights: Sun Moon Stars

14.三纲者 君臣义 父子亲 夫妇顺
Bonds are three:

Lord-and-Count,

Dad and Son,

Husband-Wife

15.曰春夏 曰秋冬 此四时 运不穷

spring and summer fall and winter
Four seasons ceaseless move

16.曰南北 曰西东 此四方 应乎中
South and North West and East
These four points focal midst

17.曰水火 木金土 此五行 本乎数

Water Fire Wood Gold Earth
Five atoms start to count

 

 

18.十干者 甲至癸 十二支 子至亥

Stems are ten: First to Tenth.

Branches 12 Child to Twelfth

19.曰黄道 日所躔 曰赤道 当中权

Ecliptic is sun’s course
Equator at the midst

20.赤道下 温暖极 我中华 在东北

Equator is quite warm
China’s in the Northeast

 

 

21.寒燠均 霜露改 右高原 左大海

Cold warm mild

frost change dew

plateau left 

ocean right

 

22.曰江河 曰淮济 此四渎 水之纪

The Yangtze
Cross the Huai
These four streams
Waterways

23.曰岱华 蒿恒衡 此五岳 山之名

Mount Tai Hua,

Hao Heng Heng 

These five crags

Mountain names

 

 

24.古九州 今改制 称行省 三十五25.曰士农 曰工商 此四民 国之良26.曰仁义 礼智信 此五常 不容紊27.地所生 有草木 此植物 遍水陆28.有虫鱼 有鸟兽 此动物 能飞走29.稻梁菽 麦黍稷 此六谷 人所食30.马牛羊 鸡犬豕 此六畜 人所饲31.曰喜怒 曰哀惧 爱恶欲 七情俱32.青赤黄 及黑白 此五色 目所识33.酸苦甘 及辛咸 此五味 口所含34.膻焦香 及腥朽 此五臭 鼻所嗅35.匏土革 木石金 丝与竹 乃八音36.曰平上 曰去入 此四声 宜调协37.高曾祖 父而身 身而子 子而孙38.自子孙 至玄曾 乃九族 人之伦39.父子恩 夫妇从 兄则友 弟则恭40.长幼序 友与朋 君则敬 臣则忠41.此十义 人所同 当师叙 勿违背42.斩齐衰 大小功 至缌麻 五服终43.礼乐射 御书数 古六艺 今不具44.惟书学 人共遵 既识字 讲说文45.有古文 大小篆 隶草继 不可乱46.若广学 惧其繁 但略说 能知原47.凡训蒙 须讲究 详训诂 明句读48.为学者 必有初 小学终 至四书49.论语者 二十篇 群弟子 记善言50.孟子者 七篇止 讲道德 说仁义51.作中庸 乃孔伋 中不偏 庸不易52.作大学 乃曾子 自修齐 至平治53.中书熟 孝经通 如六经 始可读54.诗书易 礼春秋 号六经 当讲求55.有连山 有归藏 有周易 三易详56.有典谟 有训诰 有誓命 书之奥57.我周公 作周礼 著六官 存治体58.大小戴 注礼记 述圣言 礼乐备59.有国风 有雅颂 号四诗 当讽咏60.诗既亡 春秋作 寓褒贬 别善恶61.三传者 有公羊 有左氏 有谷梁62.尔雅者 善辨言 求经训 此莫先63.古圣著 先贤传 注疏备 十三经64.左传外 有国语 合群经 数十五65.经既明 方读子 撮其要 记其事66.五子者 有荀扬 文中子 及老庄67.经子通 读诸史 考世系 知终始68.自羲农 至黄帝 号三皇 在上世69.唐有虞 号二帝 相揖逊 称盛世70.夏有禹 商有汤 周文武 称三王71.夏传子 家天下 四百载 迁夏社72.汤伐夏 国号商 六百载 至纣亡73.周武王 始诛纣 八百载 最长久74.周共和 始纪年 历宣幽 遂东迁75.周道衰 王纲坠 逞干戈 尚游说76.始春秋 终战国 五霸强 七雄出77.嬴秦氏 始兼并 传二世 楚汉争78.高祖兴 汉业建 至孝平 王莽篡79.光武兴 为东汉 四百年 终于献80.魏蜀吴 争汉鼎 号三国 迄两晋81.宋齐继 梁陈承 为南朝 都金陵82.北元魏 分东西 宇文周 兴高齐83.迨至隋 一土宇 不再传 失统绪84.唐高祖 起义师 除隋乱 创国基85.二十传 三百载 梁灭之 国乃改86.梁唐晋 及汉周 称五代 皆有由87.赵宋兴 受周禅 十八传 南北混88.辽与金 皆称帝 元灭金 绝宋世89.舆图广 超前代 九十年 国祚废90.迨成祖 迁燕京 十六世 至崇祯91.权阉肆 寇如林 李闯出 神器焚92.清世祖 膺景命 靖四方 克大定93.由康雍 历乾嘉 民安富 治绩夸94.道咸间 变乱起 始英法 扰都鄙95.同光后 宣统弱 传九帝 满清殁96.革命兴 废帝制 立宪法 建民国97.古今史 全在兹 载治乱 知兴衰98.史虽繁 读有次 史记一 汉书二99.后汉三 国志四 兼证经 参通鉴100.读史者 考实录 通古今 若亲目101.口而诵 心而惟 朝于斯 夕于斯102.昔仲尼 师项橐 古圣贤 尚勤学103.赵中令 读鲁论 彼既仕 学且勤104.披蒲编 削竹简 彼无书 且知勉105.头悬梁 锥刺股 彼不教 自勤苦106.如囊萤 如映雪 家虽贫 学不辍107.如负薪 如挂角 身虽劳 犹苦卓108.苏老泉 二十七 始发愤 读书籍109.彼既老 犹悔迟 尔小生 宜早思110.若梁灏 八十二 对大廷 魁多士111.彼既成 众称异 尔小生 宜立志112.莹八岁 能咏诗 泌七岁 能赋棋113.彼颖悟 人称奇 尔幼学 当效之114.蔡文姬 能辩琴 谢道韫 能咏吟115.彼女子 且聪敏 尔男子 当自警116.唐刘晏 方七岁 举神童 作正字117.彼虽幼 身已仕 有为者 亦若是118.犬守夜 鸡司晨 苟不学 曷为人119.蚕吐丝 蜂酿蜜 人不学 不如物120.幼习业 壮致身 上匡国 下利民121.扬名声 显父母 光于前 裕于后122.人遗子 金满赢 我教子 唯一经123.勤有功 戏无益 戒之哉 宜勉力

东拉西扯 East Pull West Tear

东拉西扯 Guilty as charged.

This one means idle chit chat; idle about, do nothing but gossip, talk, chat; to drag things out, to go off topic, non-sequitor.

push me-pull you

or

to drag things out

can be good translations depending on context.

东east dong1

拉pull la1

西west xi1

扯pull, tear che3

All HSK

HSK1
的 一 是 在 了 有 人 不 国 中 大 年 上 这 个 我 和 日 时 会 出 来 他 家 生 们 对 期 月 多 能 本 学 现 说 作 电 前 下 开 天 北 京 分 高 都 工 子 小 面 机 同 车 关 名 里 好 没 明 看 点 起 星 些 三 很 去 商 今 么 样 那 东 想 西 水 影 话 视 你 果 老 二 院 女 她 认 打 做 先 少 回 系 四 气 十 服 再 儿 住 什 书 米 师 五 见 客 热 买 医 爱 太 校 昨 站 觉 候 飞 钱 字 岁 友 请 识 火 听 兴 习 语 脑 六 店 午 写 喜 读 馆 欢 怎 吃 杯 钟 八 呢 租 块 谁 吗 叫 亮 哪 朋 妈 坐 汉 饭 衣 雨 九 冷 七 姐 谢 菜 零 爸 睡 喝 茶 猫 桌 狗 漂 椅 喂 苹
HSK2
为 到 以 公 行 就 新 经 也 场 第 可 过 自 得 报 进 动 还 司 最 所 外 但 长 员 次 体 等 着 已 间 因 比 手 表 两 意 务 正 房 问 门 球 题 教 路 告 件 运 给 常 每 乐 身 别 张 让 走 色 真 它 息 非 足 始 马 考 准 完 共 游 望 票 步 备 快 病 号 孩 便 百 诉 介 白 红 试 边 远 旅 助 男 离 找 思 夫 晚 希 眼 室 汽 卖 早 药 班 绍 歌 送 黑 左 右 千 您 答 帮 舞 笑 错 课 唱 雪 吧 纸 休 牛 哥 穿 贵 姓 迎 跑 玩 洗 船 跳 妻 鱼 宜 忙 慢 肉 弟 床 旁 篮 圆 奶 妹 羊 斤 阴 丈 泳 鸡 懂 睛 蛋 颜 踢 瓜 晴 啡 咖
HSK3
市 地 要 发 者 业 成 后 于 方 用 而 法 理 事 记 主 实 定 其 文 心 目 力 当 通 位 道 如 种 重 加 然 情 化 特 提 平 网 万 据 安 只 信 赛 世 应 相 使 向 总 物 己 数 解 该 界 周 接 近 城 调 几 办 把 结 演 感 又 选 闻 决 示 节 空 头 口 放 求 直 单 风 南 才 变 查 或 育 议 带 难 参 较 片 环 山 条 级 易 需 举 音 李 清 注 越 居 低 包 且 容 图 花 根 历 响 段 必 声 园 超 盘 护 照 终 除 极 普 境 楼 满 干 半 复 阳 算 双 银 刚 阿 讲 板 突 轻 史 虽 练 春 检 层 健 河 戏 拿 黄 角 担 短 街 奇 愿 香 康 择 害 乎 画 换 须 差 季 酒 简 遇 久 跟 辆 般 急 云 婚 顾 绩 绿 典 背 刻 笔 束 夏 树 邮 附 旧 鲜 冰 怕 借 静 脚 礼 箱 草 趣 牙 坏 净 句 灯 努 词 脸 冬 蓝 宾 末 敢 秋 楚 耳 镜 惯 烧 忘 冒 舒 怪 爷 搬 祝 迟 熊 鸟 扫 啊 梯 腿 鞋 邻 糖 哭 刷 厨 炼 骑 帽 葡 萄 疼 聪 甜 爬 鼻 渴 啤 胖 饱 锻 刮 碗 叔 裤 朵 瘦 糕 衫 汁 伞 衬 澡 饿 矮 姨 裙 铅 筷 蕉
HSK4
将 部 之 全 元 美 从 内 资 民 此 利 合 品 金 价 区 入 被 展 并 度 由 保 性 制 代 海 交 台 管 活 无 费 计 及 受 科 量 至 联 证 收 格 基 式 社 术 达 规 技 专 处 程 知 各 任 原 际 组 持 剧 首 广 尔 消 续 观 标 导 集 指 济 连 案 拉 造 反 取 增 整 传 克 流 改 质 士 户 具 亚 何 许 份 供 众 售 像 光 推 深 购 获 约 况 论 研 争 则 支 确 功 象 精 即 仅 引 失 往 奖 职 限 责 律 林 却 纪 优 预 警 随 究 险 速 值 亲 神 划 列 另 艺 志 积 效 言 评 江 降 修 排 料 负 访 底 断 景 彩 卡 亿 按 死 命 故 否 严 态 验 尽 破 村 留 仍 织 富 航 谈 批 范 够 围 省 洲 继 伤 判 适 申 播 假 切 止 农 竞 例 绝 察 福 养 群 停 招 母 印 油 食 压 减 货 紧 括 密 父 免 材 激 细 互 软 签 温 甚 悉 味 博 疑 著 族 座 弹 桥 吸 松 血 沙 丽 币 缺 丰 码 毕 永 章 授 坚 微 毛 危 竟 困 苦 皮 恐 逐 映 洋 虑 顺 秀 肯 惊 败 折 杂 础 讨 染 顿 幸 润 熟 输 既 乘 童 序 怀 扩 浪 散 梦 钢 概 扬 误 释 禁 宽 针 尤 污 距 渐 掉 森 遍 龄 乱 墙 键 齐 脱 翻 估 窗 漫 掌 握 赢 烟 醒 鼓 勇 挂 厚 植 戴 暖 叶 聘 硬 符 累 虎 奋 篇 弃 诚 暂 饮 抽 麻 默 励 暗 汗 塑 替 址 拒 巧 挺 撞 偶 琴 抱 尊 闹 骗 辛 聊 邀 忆 烦 刀 寄 译 贺 忽 允 详 嘴 尝 肥 寒 泪 袋 耐 扰 傅 剩 垃 圾 赚 阅 扮 页 弄 瓶 肤 惜 呀 汤 填 酸 陪 貌 帅 猜 仔 丢 湿 孤 羽 稍 堵 穷 盒 俩 凉 粗 硕 暑 咱 幽 谊 猪 厉 擦 饼 敲 桶 抬 傲 盐 慕 歉 悔 乒 逛 辣 猴 恼 窄 扔 躺 棵 拾 骄 愉 肚 泼 吵 戚 巾 匙 厌 乓 钥 怜 燥 羡 羞 懒 谅 膏 咸 笨 饺 咳 柿 袜 嗽
HSK5
与 产 股 队 建 政 更 设 华 投 线 立 强 企 版 战 军 统 局 王 布 权 团 项 装 德 形 青 英 领 营 委 势 采 销 型 创 显 转 未 均 类 府 卫 款 牌 称 施 率 义 协 治 存 配 巴 构 曾 置 击 模 益 维 器 防 升 龙 致 摄 念 源 庭 宣 官 初 承 落 财 策 讯 拍 素 某 厂 属 石 令 届 训 依 古 武 胜 占 状 待 测 余 套 录 充 土 派 独 铁 筑 执 登 临 控 朝 税 幅 犯 威 宝 露 革 培 轮 域 良 冲 移 劳 托 损 罪 席 似 屋 迷 救 县 庆 退 善 巨 融 补 追 贸 尚 毒 编 征 夜 付 核 透 杀 略 询 宁 纷 厅 汇 田 烈 塔 疗 裁 涨 呼 冠 稳 幕 倒 兵 操 木 藏 靠 挥 惠 析 述 拥 违 含 雷 射 寻 哈 架 私 订 餐 陆 赶 频 乡 贷 震 秘 荣 抢 抗 伟 偿 孙 智 守 顶 野 享 封 胡 妇 饰 促 赔 挑 综 召 炸 斗 遗 库 延 俱 坦 贝 措 岛 玉 盖 途 启 档 灵 雄 避 甲 弱 痛 阵 趋 览 罚 抓 迅 咨 献 迹 载 枪 驶 旦 册 沉 驾 麦 贴 摩 纯 侵 伙 谓 触 滑 聚 固 恶 娱 骨 倍 伴 残 宇 棋 搞 劲 殊 缩 拆 丁 敏 圈 逃 誉 凭 疾 毫 亏 摆 虚 刺 繁 嘉 乏 缓 辑 阻 舍 跃 闭 佛 丝 偷 赞 返 豪 欣 怖 灾 凡 祖 炒 赏 泉 狂 捐 燃 缘 迫 锁 液 隔 恢 岸 沟 珍 彻 泛 诊 皇 衡 紫 卷 横 递 池 闲 淡 洞 尾 振 恋 宗 矿 诗 郊 账 籍 摇 腐 盾 悲 废 辞 煤 俗 敬 柜 灭 宿 敌 虹 秒 艰 浓 佩 描 豆 忍 寿 帝 氛 璃 娘 慧 玻 践 绪 寓 幼 挡 吨 仿 绕 薄 妙 碍 俊 唯 链 碰 勤 铜 姻 矛 堆 柔 尘 披 脏 壁 挤 拜 灰 辩 摸 慎 贡 胁 彼 悄 拳 胆 劣 辅 插 荐 漏 姑 喊 犹 欠 粮 匹 喷 涂 奈 卧 疲 闪 伸 胶 竹 锅 肃 滚 辈 艳 摘 挣 炮 尖 戒 疯 扶 碎 牵 旬 苗 鼠 兄 寺 怒 慰 憾 呆 颗 腰 吹 幻 魅 谨 愤 冻 庙 糊 厘 秩 倡 锐 烂 尺 肩 桃 宠 胸 厕 飘 乙 遵 姿 哲 磁 漠 弯 雾 朴 夕 脆 雇 盼 眠 骂 棒 闯 匆 劝 夹 恨 浅 屈 丑 鬼 吐 铃 纲 肌 蛇 陌 狼 躲 吓 棉 厢 蔬 粒 滩 盆 眉 剪 悠 鸭 斜 夸 蜂 柴 胃 摔 绳 拦 嫁 寂 醉 咬 臭 慌 妨 滴 拐 膀 豫 烤 肺 罐 砍 逻 宴 洒 叉 炭 叙 嫩 抄 傻 催 趁 谜 歇 趟 蜜 浏 骤 愁 粘 晒 吻 矩 梨 蝶 糟 踩 宙 佣 裔 捡 晕 酱 傍 霉 舌 毯 嘱 姥 寞 歪 睁 畏 裹 瞧 撕 帘 甩 愧 抖 翅 煮 鞭 谦 烫 绸 耽 乖 钓 兔 脖 浇 蜡 髦 逗 嗓 鸽 壶 蹲 匀 恳 橡 椒 删 枕 讽 梳 烛 痒 舅 膊 蝴 娶 醋 瞎 胳 嚷 丙 勺 煎 狡 皂 咐 唉 屉 猾 馒 桔 惭 嚏 阶
HSK6
斯 奥 欧 州 党 络 监 券 陈 央 纳 审 额 副 波 港 媒 索 曲 佳 跌 诺 苏 湖 董 探 爆 吉 异 盟 攻 峰 晓 予 坛 庄 亡 镇 宅 患 障 堂 刑 遭 涉 刊 暴 鲁 夺 盛 湾 伦 晨 债 泰 归 杰 姆 端 津 若 川 宫 泽 潮 莫 隆 蒙 雅 锋 潜 仪 塞 厦 瓦 援 督 郑 截 旗 侧 梁 宏 储 辉 朗 抵 伯 偏 迁 恩 驻 筹 焦 症 鉴 奔 洁 隐 洪 嫌 唐 锦 岗 井 稿 杜 沿 搜 圣 珠 昌 拨 赴 谋 盗 混 乌 伍 荡 栏 黎 径 仓 扣 捕 兼 袭 署 呈 欲 谷 盈 跨 奏 兑 纽 倾 贫 扎 榜 坡 滋 凌 屏 毁 捷 陷 淀 桑 蒂 踪 颁 缴 壮 揭 徒 拟 诸 轨 赠 纠 廉 胞 撑 忠 搭 铺 押 祥 番 剂 涛 颇 磨 讼 摊 孔 崇 枚 渡 拼 仁 忧 恰 拓 腾 浮 猛 狱 悬 劫 疫 薪 渠 畅 贯 岩 虫 辽 晶 拔 墨 侦 昆 胎 沃 迈 毅 甘 拖 巡 恒 泥 陶 撤 添 赖 踏 雕 亦 粉 泡 裂 峡 炎 霍 携 诞 耗 挖 轰 魔 寸 郎 酷 肖 旋 抛 颖 驱 纵 蓄 艇 氏 伪 炉 愈 墓 逢 惨 疆 砖 鸣 逼 淘 堡 绘 循 钻 菌 贩 霸 遥 丧 氧 涌 娃 臣 婆 癌 诱 惑 掘 婴 尸 械 覆 吊 耀 叹 驰 舰 庞 旺 柱 伏 阔 箭 栋 扭 凶 奉 堪 绑 盲 贪 晰 埋 牢 衰 漆 履 抑 滨 涵 翼 役 杆 逊 孕 吁 悦 荒 侠 郁 煌 昂 兆 汰 怨 猎 窃 稀 酬 蹈 串 裕 殖 凝 缝 挫 脉 壳 攀 旨 峻 扑 碑 勃 抚 欺 膜 贿 仙 御 乳 伐 帐 割 霞 撒 赁 屡 狮 祸 瓷 诈 挪 衷 舱 犬 舟 浴 罢 痕 疏 泄 赌 舆 拘 妆 歧 魂 辐 掩 陵 腹 晋 牲 窝 亭 牧 廊 斑 脂 艘 捧 啦 岳 帆 卓 弊 搏 弥 茂 垄 粹 匪 坑 逮 泊 仰 刹 赤 闷 妥 洽 噪 砸 纹 渔 铭 垂 捞 庸 框 葬 惩 掀 纤 笼 宪 辰 辟 滞 滥 枝 皆 肿 纺 赋 睹 慨 谱 爽 牺 塌 昏 擅 巩 丛 绎 辨 悟 贤 翔 罕 腔 墅 袖 饲 酿 臂 沫 尴 尬 惧 迄 斥 狠 齿 顽 垫 慈 胀 掏 颈 哨 剥 辖 仇 淋 捉 削 坝 盯 凑 辱 曝 忌 扇 罩 挽 誓 谐 筒 钦 叛 骚 喻 灿 衔 灌 吞 逝 遮 敞 瘾 沸 哀 歹 渗 缠 侨 挨 苍 勾 巷 晃 筋 兽 荧 遣 驳 绒 碧 旱 殿 躁 冤 惹 贬 溜 浑 嘛 塘 宰 谎 钞 株 腻 抹 孝 昔 茫 瘤 肢 仗 蒸 瞩 碳 肆 耕 奠 溪 卸 狭 碌 螺 勘 贼 幢 崩 浸 稻 膨 叠 壤 彰 晤 棍 脾 谍 惕 堤 馈 绣 蕴 崭 诵 擎 栽 蓬 弦 颠 呵 畜 谴 竭 钉 娇 缔 扒 讶 凸 沧 枯 扯 霜 沾 帜 喘 钩 丘 捆 蔽 溃 澄 铸 肪 琢 兜 熬 膝 哑 虐 蚀 杠 丸 摧 侣 媳 阐 搁 愚 锈 辜 谣 瞒 芒 耍 蔓 穴 遏 蹦 芦 蛮 篷 竖 剖 宵 魄 磅 奢 酝 瘫 攒 讳 哄 磋 勉 俐 焰 唇 滤 啥 僵 衍 隙 淹 俘 搅 耻 剔 殴 悼 昼 喉 崖 聋 溶 嵌 岂 赂 卑 饥 倦 扛 咽 灶 颂 斩 奴 泌 萌 恭 坟 拢 喇 皱 愣 濒 掠 俭 惫 嫂 陋 畔 馅 徊 捏 稚 叭 烹 觅 柬 熏 飙 雌 辙 屁 韧 嘲 屑 跪 泻 袍 镶 禽 隶 筛 隧 趴 挠 啸 烁 沛 橙 滔 畴 颤 吟 芽 棕 渣 锤 扁 诫 挚 纬 掷 氓 叮 咋 僻 汹 瞪 妄 饶 氢 旷 缀 痪 枉 俯 捣 叨 昧 凹 澈 恍 袱 蠢 椎 抒 耸 窜 陡 踊 瞻 吼 瀑 帖 翘 哇 侮 墟 睦 憋 粥 嘿 呕 沐 缚 嚼 猖 葫 凄 疤 腥 勿 鞠 朽 沮 哎 拌 妒 磕 熄 捍 廓 怠 烘 肴 堕 兢 紊 哦 甭 侈 乞 秃 哺 筐 怯 绅 拽 苟 嗅 庇 屿 伺 饪 敷 拧 渺 譬 哼 舶 惦 桨 溅 簸 慷 谬 眶 涮 沼 秤 恕 拙 掐 躬 拣 眯 劈 蹬 搀 搓 揉 搂 嫉 唠 晾 诧 眨 哟 殃 辫 惋 浊 酌 涕 唾 梢 淆 啃 虏 衅 杖 徙 岔 蔑 腮 伶 痹 鄙 溉 疙 雹 嘈 诬 谤 峭 掰 咀 丐 嗦 诽 暧 吝 婪 睬 酗 裳 膛 隘 捎 蔼 哆 稠 榨 挎 茎 惰 迸 惮 狈 躇 馋 椭 踌 讥 舔 嗨 熨 斟 咙 暄 叼 嗯 呻 唆 阂 拄 啬 瘸 吩 蹋 锲 揍 啰

Review Your Hanzi!

You must repeat something 8 times to remember it.

Memory is improved by transforming that to be remembered into some visual image.

Good test for your hanzi. http://hanzishan.com/

These are the characters I missed.


zhì
to send / to devote / to deliver / to cause / to convey

dāi
to stay
dài
to wait / to treat / to deal with / to need / going to (do sth) / about to / intending to


to survey / to measure / to conjecture

zǎi
to record in writing / to carry (i.e. publish in a newspaper etc) / Taiwan pr. [zai4] / year
zài
to carry / to convey / to load / to hold / to fill up / and / also / as well as / simultaneously

shào
to continue / to carry on
Shào
surname Shao


to sow / to scatter / to spread / to broadcast / Taiwan pr. [bo4]

lōng
sound of drums
lóng
grand / intense / prosperous / to swell / to bulge
Lóng
surname Long / short for 吉隆坡[Ji2 long2 po1], Kuala Lumpur

qiāo
see 悄悄[qiao1 qiao1]
qiǎo
quiet / sad

háo
grand / heroic

níng
to congeal / to concentrate attention / to stare

yán
color / face / countenance
Yán
surname Yan


to be stupid / to cheat or deceive / me or I (modest)

jǐn
cautious / careful / solemnly / sincerely (formal)


Buddhist temple / mosque / government office (old)

cuī
to break / to destroy / to devastate / to ravage / to repress

zǎi
to slaughter livestock / to govern or rule / to cheat customers / imperial official in dynastic China

zàng
to bury (the dead) / to inter

kǎi
indignant / generous / to sigh (with emotion)

qián
one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing heaven / male principle / ☰ / ancient Chinese compass point: 315° (northwest)
gān
dry / clean / in vain / dried food / foster / adoptive / to ignore
Qián
surname Qian
Gān
surname Gan

wán
ball / pellet / pill


thou


foam / suds

shuò
bright / luminous

shài
variant of 曬|晒[shai4]


grain / millet / goose pimples

surname Su

jué
farewell / secrets (of an art)


cheek / lower cheek / chin / jaw / to nourish

zhēn
to pour / to deliberate


skeleton


to bathe / to cleanse / to receive / to be given

cuàn
to seize / to usurp

yǐn
addiction / craving


to spy / watch for

jiā
cangue (wooden collar like stocks used to restrain and punish criminals in China)

zǎi
child / young animal

xuàn
adorned / swift / gorgeous / brilliant / variegated


Chinese wolfberry shrub (Lycium chinense) / willow

surname Qi / Zhou Dynasty vassal state

jǐn
brilliancy (of gems)

kuí
separated / stare

bāo
bud / flower calyx / luxuriant / profuse


to knit (one’s brows) / wrinkled (of brows) / to hesitate / distressed

人的正确思想是从哪里来的? Where do correct ideas come from?

人的正确思想是从哪里来的?

人 people

的 of, from

正 upright

确 solid (stone+horn=solid)

思thought (my work is on my heart)

想belief (similar things are on my mind)

是is (I walk upright beneath the solar disc I AM)

从following (one person following another)

哪which (in the west the men in cities have beards we speak of them WHICH way)

里location (what’s in a field? dirt. Dirt is IN a field)

来comes (one thing brings them all to a meal: Rice)

的of, from (the suns rays cast upon a sundials spoon-pointer)

WHERE DO CORRECT IDEAS COME FROM?

Spoiler: They come from practice, and practice alone. Moreover, they come from at least three forms of practice.

Transposition Tables: SABER RATTLING

How would one go from SOBER to SABER?
Using matrix algebra a problem like this is probably trivial. But could a formula be generated from the transposition table deductively?

 SO BER
S00 0 
A014000
B00 000
E00 000
R00 000

how would we transpose from SABER RATTLING to SOBER BATTLING?

S A  BER R  ATTLING
0 14 000 16 0000000
S O  BER B  ATTLING

A R  O B
1 23 3 25 A W C Y
B O  R A

Solution: Tora Bora

Next time: WHERE DO CORRECT IDEAS COME FROM

实践论 On Practice

实 reality, fact
践 tread, walk
论 theory / discussion

The theory of practice shijian lun

论 lun discuss

认识 renshi recognize know (recognize record)

和 he and

实践 shijian practice (fact walk)

的 de of

关系 guanxi relationship (close/d connection/system

——知和行的关系

the connection of knowledge and action

Keyed Columnar Transposition: 密封

a bamboo spear handle 必 which must be properly formed underneath a roof 宀 on top of a mountain 山 SECRET
m.ighty
i.nteresting
SECRET mi4 秘密

jade pendant 圭gui1 and pinching thumb 寸cun4 measuring an inch ENVELOPE
f.olding
e.nvelope
n.ice
g.ood
ENVELOPE feng1

to seal (e.g., an envelope)

lie4 scapula on the left sword on the right
orderly column
l.aid
i.n
e.xact
ORDERLY COLUMN

THOSE WHO DIED IN A JUST CAUSE INTENSE ARDENT
image: the burnt ashes of those who died in a just cause laid to rest in an orderly column (scapula on the left, sword on the right, embers underneath)
l.ife
i.ntense
e.ternal
THOSE WHO DIED IN A JUST CAUSE INTENSE ARDENT lie4

Wash over, excite, swash surge dash arouse
The waves on the left 水 WASHING OVER the person in the middle below 方 (image of a prisoner in stocks) beneath the bright WHITE sun 白 the waves are STRIKING 攵 (a person standing and striking with one hand) the SQUARE 方 (stocks are square) of land.

jilie intense heated fierce acute

strong bow 弓(gong1) on the left, open mouth on top 口(kou3) on top bug beneath 虫(chong2)
as if to say “Oh! A BUG! Crush it!”

t.his
c.rushes
h.im
i.t’s
a.ll
n.asty
g.rotesque
STRONG POWERFUL VIGOROUS VIOLENT

qiang2lie4 strong intense violent clear cut striking sharp

solution: “a clear-cut diagnostic”

Name as yet unmentioned

WALTS plain text (private, vulnerable to frequency attacks)
AAAAT key (private, invulnerable)
WALTZ ciphertext (public)

This illustrates a weakness in one time pads; namely, where the source and target texts are quite close. It also shows why you might wish to speak very obliquely about your influencers.

Bull in a China Shop

 

A Bull, of course, is a mafia enforcer. By a strange twist of fate Bulle just-so-happens to be German slang for a policeman.

Hedley Bull, a famous realist thinker, wrote a book called “The Anarchical Society”.

BULLE ciphertext
FUASF cipher
WALTZ plaintext

Kenneth Waltz, also a realist, was author of “Man The State and War”.

Both books are excellent, worth reading, though

F.ully
U.nderstood
A.re
S.omewhat
F.lawed

List of Reduplicated Hanzi

list of reduplicated hanzi 炎 从 众 品 磊 双
This is a list of han characters which repeat themselves. All characters here are strictly speaking associative compound characters 会意字。 These occur more frequently in traditional and at least a few of these hanzi here listed are in their traditional format.

 






































































众zhòng
劦xie2
垚yao2
卉/芔



品pin
嚞zhé
垚yáo
壵zhuàng
孨zhuǎn
尛mó
惢suǒ

晶jing
森sēn


淼miǎo
灥xún
焱yàn

犇bēn
猋biao1
畾léi
皛xiǎo
瞐mò
矗CHU Sunrise
磊lei
羴shān

舙qì
譶tà


赑bi4
轰hōng
鑫xīn
雥zá

靐bìng


馫xīn
驫biao
骉biao1
鱻xiān
麤cū
龘tà、dá

复杂 IT’S COMPLICATED.

复杂 fuza complicated

folded over reduplicated – worker walking around a rotating tool in the middle depicted as 日 : he is working it repeatedly.
F.olded U.p REDUPLICATED

mixed colors, mixed stories; 9 colored bird in a tree. 9 colored birds in a tree.

Z.any
A.nd MIXED COLORS, MIXED STORIES

white cloth from a tree COTTON
mian

muslin
is
a
nice COTTON

cut cow cut cloth MANUFACTURE
zhi

an inch of showy cloth striped shadowy showy cloth SHIRT
chenshan
(literally: inner garment outer clothing)

Choose
Her
Exceptional
Nightgown INNER GARMENTS

SH.irt’s
A.re
N.ice SHIRTS

T.ailored A.ccess O.perations 讨

T.ailored A.ccess O.perations  L.inked U.nderground N.odes

tongues turning around a wheel 轮
village vies 乡村
words measured 言寸了
words arranged  言仑了

谁说寸?

它说仑。

讨论 taolun talk about discuss

飙升

Burning Intensely And Overarching
Soaring High Energetically Gyrating
biaosheng WHIRLWIND RISING
RISE RAPIDLY, SOAR

(crib: PRAIRIE FIRE)

Generating Cribs from a Known Plain-Text: in Chinese

Suppose we have obtained a plain text
GARDENER
for which we know its enciphered value, but do not have the key or code which generated it.

How would we then try to attack the remaining ciphertext?

One method would be to use the known plain text to generate possible cribs and then use those to attack the ciphertext. Obviously that is MUCH easier in a monoalphabetic cipher as opposed to a polyalphabetic cipher. Conversely, superencipherment makes using such cribs much tougher. How would we generate cribs from the known plaintext? (Here, GARDENER).

One method is permutation. We would permute all possible words from the known plain text.
So for example we could derive inter alia
ARRANGE REARRANGE DANGER RED ENRAGED GRAND GRADE GRAD END
from GARDENER and then see if any of our possible cribs enable us to at least partly recover the generative key to the cipher.

But how does such a search for cribs work in Chinese?

Let’s go back to our example of AF (Midway) mapping to AL to determine what AFF maps to.

One approach would be to first map the English words on to their Chinese equivalents so for example
AF => 中点 => AL
ALL => 都
and decompose the Chinese characters into their components. Thus 中火占, 土日者邑口巴 and also look at homophonic equivalents
重点 中电,豆斗 in search of cribs. We could also look at terms which are related by their components yet neither semantically nor phonetically such as 主朱猪。

I guess the lesson is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8_4m13MnNo

 

Is Santa Claus .. CHINESE? Yes! Let me show you the evidence!

Is Santa Claus .. CHINESE? Let me show you the evidence!
1) Notorious for wearing RED.
2) Loaded down with LOTS of toys and goodies. Where did they come from? His factory! About that in a minute…
3) Uses an outlandish flying machine aka a FLYING CAR.
4) Sometimes lies! Claims to live at the north pole. Claims to have a factory at the norht pole. Riiiiiight.
5) Keeps a long list of whose been naughty and nice. Social credit score much? Enabled by facial recognition AI obviously.
6) Has lots of small people working in his factories. He calls them “elves” I call them child laborers!
7) Speaks Chinese fluently. Frequently quoted as saying “hohoho” in other words 活活火!
圣诞节快乐! 这是你的礼物美丽的老师!希望你喜欢。

http://amazon.com/author/quizmaster

Feel free to copy and paste please just include the link when you do (because I may ping back:)

Typo from Hypo…

If AL maps to AF (AL=>AF) then ALL maps to AFF in a monoalphabetic substitution cipher.

But in a polyalphabetic cipher we are unable to derive the third character.

tree+ax=analyze析 standing+tree=relative亲 relative+ax=new新

析 xi1 ANALYZE chop wood into bits to analyze them.
tree to the left 木mu4  ax to the right 斤jin1

新 xin1 NEW  chop wood make new stand.
Man Standing 立li4 on top of a tree 木mu4 he must be a Relative 亲qin and since at least one of us has an ax 斤jin1 I guess he must be  a NEW Relative. (Family Tree)
Relative on the left qin亲 ax on the right jin斤

杏 xing4 Apricot, Almond

Xing4 Apricot, Almond

H.ere’s
S.ome
I.nteresting
N.ew
G.ood ALMOND, APRICOT

Top tree 木mu resembles a branch and leaves
Bottom mouth 口kou represents the fruit
Great video for it!

List of Chinese Pictograms

I am sure there must be more pictograms than just these. However, this is the closest I have found so far to a complete list of Chinese pictograms (形意字)

丫 girl ya
丰 fertile feng
乌 crow wu
丹 pellet red dan
册 pamphlet ce
乐 happy music le yue
了 state-change understanding le liao
丁 peg nail ding
不 not bu
丑 ugly chou
丏 hidden mian3
业 industry work profession ye
丙 within bing
乙 bent winding yi
乞 beg qi3
也 also ye
主 owner lord zhu
八 eight split ba
勺 spoon shao2
勿 do not wu
匕 seven qi
卜 divine bu
卤 salt lu3
卣 wine jug you
刀 knife dao
龟 turtle gui
兔 rabbit tu
儿 boy son kid er
兆 omen zhao
兕 si4
兢 fearful jing1
于 in/at yu2
互 mutual hu4
井 well jing3
云 cloud yun2
亚 inferior second ya
兽 beast shou
几 table how many ji
凡 ordinary fan2
卯 mortise cut slot mao3
卵 egg ovum luan3
冉 passing of time ran3
网 net wang
冏 bright jiong3
力 power li
出 exit chu
函 envelope han2
人 person ren
仓 granary cang1
介 introduce between jie4
以 in order to yi3
侯 marquis hou2
入 enter ru
升 raise sheng1
午 noon wu
克 subdue dominate ke
亢 overbearing kang
亥 year of boar hai4
交 intersect exchange interchange jiao4
亨 prosperous heng1
京 capital jing1
亭 pavillion ting2
又 again you4
反 reverse contrary oppose anti fan4
若 as if looks like ruo4
蓑 straw raincoat suo1
彳step with left foot chi4
巢 nest chao2
川 river chuan1
大 big da
夭 to die prematurely yao1
夫 rich man fu
奠 offering to the dead dian
飞 fly fei
干 dried out tree trunk gan4
工 work worker tool gong
巨 giant ju
巫 witch wu1
弓 bow gong
弗 not fu2
弟 younger brother di duty ti
己 self ji3
已 already yi3
彘 swine zhi4
巾 towel shawl cloth jin1
帚 broom zhou3
带 band belt girdle wear dai4
帝 emperor di4
口 mouth kou3
吕 pitchpipe lu3
向 toward direction xiang4
周 circle encircle zhou1
黾 toad min3
马 horse ma3
门 gates door men2
它 it ta1
宫 palace gong1
寅 year of tiger yin2
女 woman nv
山 mountain shan
尸 funerary representative corpse shi1
居 reside ju1
壶 teapot hu2
才 talent cai2
巳 year of the snake si4
巴 long for ba1
土 dirt earth tu
堆 stack pile dui
囟 foontanelle xin
舜 the chieftan Shun
小 small xiao3
禺 district
禹 Chieftan Yu the Great yu3
禽 birds qin2
弋 shoot dart yi4
孑 alone ji2
子 son kid zi
孔 Confucius kong
贝 clam bei4
焉 where yan
燕 the swallow (a small bird( yan
长 great long chang
车 chariot carriage car che1
歹 evil death die dai3
斗 dipper fight dou
方 square just fang
戈 spear ge1
戉 battleaxe yue4
户 door household hu4
火 fire huo
斤 worktool, ax, pound jin
毛 hair fur mao
木 tree mu
未 not yet mei
朵 bud duo
来 come law
果 fruit guo
某 some such mou3
牛 cow niu
气 water vapour breath qi
欠 deficient lack yawn qian
犬 big dog quan3
日 day sun ri
昔 past former xi
易 easy exchange yi4
星 star xing
晓 dawn xiao3
氏 clan shi
手 hand shou
水 water river liquid
永 eternal yong
泉 spring source quan2
瓦 tile wa3
文 culture language wen2
心 heart mind xin1
牙 tooth ya2
爻 lines on a trigram yao2
月 moon yue4
肩 shoulder jian1
朋 friend peng2
胃 stomach wei
能 can neng
爵 bronze wine flask jue2
爪 claws zhua3
白 white bai2
皇 the emperor huang2
癸 10th gui3
登 mount deng1
瓜 melon gua1
禾 grain he2
秃 bald shaven tu1
秋 autumn qiu1
秫 millet shu
龙 dragon long
矛 spear mao
皿 dish min
母 mother mu
目 eye mu
盾 shield dun4
眉 eyebrow mei
鸟 bird niao
石 stone shi
磬 chinese jade hanging xylophone qing4
矢 arrow shi3
甲 armor scale jia3
田 field rice paddy tian
畎 field drains quan3
番 foreign fan1
玄 mysterious black xuan2
率 frequency lu4 lead command shuai4
穴 cave xue
窗 window chuang1
用 use yong
甫 just now fu
玉 jade yu4
臣 statesman minister chen2
蜀 the kingdom of shu
而 and as well but er
耳 ear er3
缶 pottery fou3







西 west xi
要 want yao
行 row series profession hang
羽 feather yu3
至 arrive zhi4
舟 boat zhuo1
竹 bamboo zhu2
自 self zi
辰 mythical clam chen2
豆 beans beanpot dou4
角 horn jiao3
身 body shen1
豕 swine shi3
象 elephant form xiang
辛 tired xin1
酉 winejug you3
齿 tooth chi
阜 foothills near a city fu
鱼 fish yu
雨 rain yu
雷 thunder lei
隹 jaybird zhui
革 leather ge
鬼 ghost gui
韭 leeks jiu3
面 face noodles miaan
首 head shou
鬯 sacrificial spirits chang4
高 tall gao
鬲 cauldron ge li
黄 yellow scarecrow flayed skin huang2
鹿 deer lu
鼎 tripod ding3
鼠 rat shu3
页 face of a page, face of a person ye
衣 clothing yi
米 rice mi
羊 goat yang
舌 tongue she2
琴 zither piano qin2
止 stop zhi3
老 old lao
久 long time jiu
王 king wang

Associative Idea Characters (会意字)

临 face overlook lin2
乂 regulate govern control yi
乎 question particle, doubt hu1
乍 first time suddenly zha
乔 qiao tall in unison
乖 abnormal guai
乘 ride mount cheng2
与 receive yu2
丈 master 10 feet zhang
无 without wu
东 east dong1
丛 follow cong
丝 silk si
丞 deputy cheng2
两 two liang
丧 mourning funeral sang
习 revise review xi
乡 village cang
买 buy mai
乱 disorder luan
乳 breastmilk ru
之 of zhi
义 justice yi
公 works gong
共 common effort gong
兴 flourish popular interest xing
兵 soldier platoon bing
典 volume book(case) dian
具 tool ju
美 beautiful mei
羡 envy xian4
匀 equally distributed yun
包 wrap bao
匏 gourd pao2
冰 ice bing
凝 congeal, stare ni
占 occupy zhan
卧 crouch low wo4
厚 thick hou
原 source yuan
分 fen divide
争 fight zheng1
初 at first, the start chu1
免 forgive mian3
划 row paddle scratch surface hua2
则 norm rule ze2
别 do not, other bie
利 profit li
删 delete shan1
剂 dose ji4
制 system zhi4
剌 slash la2
剥 peel skin shell shuck bao1
劓 cut off the nose yi4
允 just fair permit allow yun3
兄 brother xiong
光 guang light
先 first xian
二 two are
元 first originally source yuan
亟 urgent ji2
些 few xie
区 district qu1
匹 匠 阴 阵 陆 邮 陟 隙 兑
兼 double twice two at once jian
几 table, how many ji
凭 lean on ping2
卫 defend wei4
印 imprint yin4
即 approach ji2
卸 unload xie4
卿 minister qing1
内 interior nei4
再 again zai4
冒 hat mao
功 merit achievement gong
加 add jia
劣 inferior lie4
劫 plunder jie
劳 toil lao
军 army jun
农 clothing yi
冠 crown guan1
冥 dark deep ming2
冤 injustice yuan
从 following cong2
今 this today jing
仄 oblique ze4
令 command ling4
会 meeting can will hui
企 plan, stand on tiptoe qi3
众 crowd zhong
佥 all qian
俞 yes yu
仆 to fall prostrate pu
仁 compassion ren
什 what shen
付 pay fu
仟 1000 qian
仕 official shi
仙 immortal xian
伐 fell cut down fell fa2
伏 to hide, ambush fu2
件 item jian4
伍 half squad, 5 soldiers wu
休 rest xiu
伊 he/she yi
伫 look toward turn one’s back on zhu4
佞 eloquent talented ning4
位 position location honored person wei
作 make do zuo
佰 100 bai
佩 wear accompany pei
保 guard bao
便 ordinary plain convenient bian
侵 invade qin
信 letter believe in faith confidence xin
俯 look down stoop fu
倌 hired hand herdsman
偫 wait for zhi4
半 half ban4
卉 plants flowers hui
华 flower, china, splendid hua
协 cooperate harmonize xie2
卖 sell mai
县 county xian4
亡 die perish wang2
充 fulfill fill chong1
享 benefit enjoy xiang3
计 calculate ji
讨 demand tao
讷 speak cautiously ne
设 set up arrange display she4
诂 comment explain gu3
建 establish found set up jian4
及 exceed overtake
双 pair twin shuang
友 friend you3
取 select choose qu
受 receive shou4
叟 old man, old gentleman sou3
叠 folded, layered die2
艺 skill, art yi4
芝 a type of flower zhi
芬 perfume fragrance fen1
芟 cut down mow scythe shan1
苗 sprout miao2
茁 sprout chu
荡 to wash, squander dang4
荧 flicker glimmer ying2
莽 thick weeds mang3
莫 there is no mo
蒐 search out sou1
葬 bury the dead zang4
蔑 belittle, nothing mie4
蔚 luxuriant wei4
屯 station soldiers store up tun
往 toward wang3
征 journey expedition attack zheng1
得 get obtain de
御 defend imperial drive yu4
微 micro miniature wei2
州 continent zhou
进 enter jin
连 link review lian2
运 move yun4
送 deliver give song
退 retreat evade avoid tui4
逐 hunt down zhu2
逸 flee escape yi4
对 right at to dui
寻 search seek xun
封 confer grant bestow feng
尉 military officer wei
尊 serve honor zun
天 sky heaven tian
夯 drive piles hang1
央 center yang
夺 rob snatch duo2
夹 come lai
夷 foreigners, to wipe out yi2
奔 rush elope ben1 go toward ben4
奋 exert one’s self fen4
奉 revere believe in offer tribute fertile feng
奇 strange wierd wonderful qi
奏 present a memorial zou
套 cover tao
奚 what where why xi
并 and bing
左 left zou
差 difference discrepancy cha
引 draw a bow yin
弢 case cover tao
弦 bow string instrument xian2
弱 weak ruo4
开 open start kai1
异 differeny hetero yi4
弄 lane alley long4
弃 abandon quit qi4
庆 celebrate qing
库 storehouse ku
康 health kang
庸 use yong
廛 marketplace chan
归 go back return gui
彗 comet hui
市 market city shi
师 teacher master shi
希 rare xi1
句 sentence clause phrase ju4
古 ancient gu3
号 hao number roar
可 can ke3
叵 not thereupon po3
史 history shi
台 desk platform stage tai2
右 right hand you4
合 fit join he2
后 after hou
吉 lucky ji
吏 minor official li4
名 name ming2
同 alike tong2
吹 blow chui1
吠 bark fei
否 negate fou
告 tell admonish warn gao
君 gentleman jun1
启 start open qi3
吴 stupid stumm dumb wu2
员 servant yuan
咎 blame jiu4
命 life fate order ming
咸 salty xian2
哥 elder brother ge
哭 sad ku
啮 gnaw nie4
啬 stingy se4
商 commerce shang
喜 to be fond of xi3
器 tool qi
嚣 clamor xiao
驭 drive manage yu4
驳 refute contradict varia bo2
骥 refined virtuous thoroughbred horse ji4
闪 dodge duck flash shan3
闭 blocked bi4
闯 charge rush chuang3
间 space jian
闰 the leap-dayrun4
闲 rest xian
闹 noisy nao4
阋 argue xi4
阉 castrate yan
安 peace an
守 guard defend shou3
宋 song dynasty song
定 fix determine order ding
官 official government organ guan
审 examine carefully try in court shen
实 honest true real shi
宜 suitable appropriate proper yi2
宗 school model ancestor zong
宦 official huan
室 room shi4
宪 statute constitution xian4
家 family jia1
害 harm injure interrogate hai
宰 slaughter butcher govern rule zai3
寇 bandit kou4
寒 cold han2
寡 few widowed gua3
奴 slave girl nu
妃 imperial concubine fei1
妇 woman wife mother fu4
奸 traitor jian
好 good
如 as if ruo
妥 secure tuo
妻 wife qi
妾 concubine qie4
委 winding curved wei1
娣 wife of younger brother di4
婴 infant baby ying1
岔 fork in road cha
岐 divergent steep qi2
岳 high mountain yue4
彤 red tong2
彪 tiger’s stripes biao1
彭 peng2
尹 to rule yin
尼 nun ni2
局 office board ju2
尿 piss niao4
尾 tail wei32
履 tread on lu3
饮 drink yin
饺 dumplings jiao
士 master scholar warrior knight shi4
扫 broom sweep sao3
报 announce newspaper bao4
折 break loss she2 flip fracture zhe1
投 throw invest tou
找 find seek zhao
拘 adhere capture restrain ju1
招 recruit zhao1
授 teach instruct award give shou4

掩 cover up surprise yan3
揣 chuai1 put into chuai3 guess estimate
汉 Han Chinese han4
汲 draw water from a well ji2
沙 sand grain sha1
法 law fa3
泅 submerge swim under water qiu2
洄 whirlpool hui2
津 saliva, ferry crossing
流 flowing liu2
涉 step pace bu
渔 fisherman yu
渊 abyss yuan
潀 gather flow into water water’s sound cong2
纱 cotton sha1
绞 twist wind entangle wring jiao3
绝 cut short extinguish diminish jue2
绥 pacify sui2
绵 silk down silky smooth cotton soft weak mian2
巽 obey xun4
圭 jade tablet gui1
圳 field’s furrow, drainage ditch zhen4
坚 solid firm resolute jian1
坐 to sit zuo
城 fortress walls city cheng2
墙 wall qiang2
壑 gully he4
囚 prisoner qiu2
因 rely on, cause, because yin1
困 sleepy trap kun4 bunched together kun3
国 kingdom guo
囷 granary jun1
图 map tu2
尧 emperor Yao2
外 out of the ordinary outside wai4
舛 mistaken erroneous chuan3
多 many multi duo1
夙 morning early long cherished su4
少 few little lack young shao3
尘 dust chen2
尖 narrow tipped narrowing pointy jian1
尚 still yet value esteem shang4
恒 constant permanent heng2
愎 perverse obstinate bi4
憔 haggard qiao2
幼 young you4
尨 mang2 striped
就 then jiu4
冬 winter dong1
处 reside dwell chu3
夏 summer xia4
孕 pregnant yun4
孙 grandson sun1
季 season period ji4
孰 who what which shu2
孱 coward dodger can4 chan2
负 bear on one’s back fu4
贞 chaste zhen1
败 defeated loss bai4
贯 string of 1000 cash guan4
贰 two er
贼 thief zei2
赘 superfluous redundant cumbersome zhui4
赢 win beat ying2
比 comparison particle bi3
毕 whole finish complete bi4
羔 lamb gao1
焦 scorched jiao1
爇 heat burn re4
轰 boom explosion hong
辇 emperors carriage nian3
辔 bridle reins pei4
死 death si3
料 grain material liao4
危 danger wei1
旅 trip travel lu3
族 ethnic group zu2
成 accomplish cheng2
戎 weapon military rong2
戍 garrison outpost village shu4
戒 warn jie4
我 i wo3
或 or huo4

戛 lance jia2
戟 halberd ji3
戾 bend violate oppose tyrannical li4
扁 flat bian3
扇 fan shan
灰 ash hui1
灾 disaster zai1
灶 stove zao4
炎 flame yan2
炙 broil roast zhi4
炽 flame blaze chi4
烦 vexed troubled fan2
焚 burn fen2
燧 fire kindle sui4
燮 harmonize xie4
既 already since ji4
见 see jian4 appear xian4
规 compass gui1
觅 seek mi4
览 look over view lan
斩 behead zhan3
断 break off duan4
斯 this si1
老 old lao
耇 wrinkled face gou3
笔 brush pen bi3
毳 crisp brittle animal hair cui4
束 bunch shu4
杲 sunshine’s bright
构 construct
林 grove lin2
枚 MW round hard valuable things mei2
析 analyze xi1
枭 brave owl smugler drug pusher xiao1
杳 dark & quiet disappear yao3
枣 dates zao3
柬 card letter jian3
栗 chestnut, afraid li4
桑 mulberry tree sang1
梁 beam of roof liang2
梦 dream meng4
棘 thorns ji2
棉 cotton mian2
森 jungle sen
牟 barley moo mou2
牡 male mu3
牦 yak mao2
牧 shepherd mu4
牒 dispatch official document die2
牖 latice window enlighten you3
改 change alter correct gai3
攸 distant far you1
攽 ban1
敖 ramble ao2
敢 dare gan3
教 teach jiao1
敬 respect venerate jing4
款 section paragraph funds kuan3
献 offer xian4
旬 ten days xun2
早 early zao3
旨 imperial decree purpose zhi3
昌 glorious flourishing resplendent chang1
昊 vast and limitless hao4
昏 lose consciousness faint delirium hun1
昆 elder brother kun1
明 bright ming2
春 spring chun1
是 is shi4
显 prominent conspicuous xian3
昼 daytime zhou4
晃 dazzle huang3 sway huang4
晋 Jin Dynasty Jin
晨 morning daybreak chen2
晶 crystal sparkle jing1
暴 sudden violent cruel expose injure destroy bao4
氓 vagrant mang2 people meng2
礼 rite propriety gift li3
社 society she4
神 divine god shen2
祝 invoke pray zhu4
承 carry hold bear cheng2
拜 worship bai4
拿 take hold na2
挚 sincere zhi4
殷 scarlet yan1 flourishing dynasty yin1
沓 many again and again ta4
淼 王 珑 班 必 态 您 悉 惠
意 idea yi4
愚 stupid yu2
慝 evil thought te4
懑 melancholy men4
爽 bright clear crisp shuang3
曳 drag ye4
最 most zui4
有 have you3
肘 elbow, pork shoulder zhou3
肥 fat fei2
服 clothing fu2
肯 certain ken3
育 rear nourish yu4
脉 artery mai4
胤 heir inherit yin4
脆 brittle fragile cui4
朔 first day of lunar month shuo4
望 full moon hope gaze into distance wang4
朝 dynasty chao2
爰 consequently, thus yuan2
支 support branch mw zhi1
此 these ci3
步 step stage bu4
武 martial military wu3
歪 askew wai1
百 100 bai3
皆 all in each case jie1
甚 what shen2 any shen4
甜 sweet tian2
秀 handsome refined elegant graceful xiu4
秉 grasp hold maintain bing3
科 branch of study ke4
秦 qin dynasty qin2
穗 ear of grain sui4
钊 cut strain encourage zhao1
针 needle zhen1
钩 hook gou1
立 stand li4
竞 contend struggle jing4
竟 unexpectedly surprisingly jing4
章 chapter zeal zhang1
竦 horrified incite raise song3
盈 full filled surplus ying2
盍 why not he2
监 hard strong solid firm supervise inspect jail jian1
益 benefit profit advantage versement yi4
盗 rob robber dao4
盟 oath meng2
監 hard strong jail jian1
盥 wash hands guan4
毒 posion du2
直 straight upright vertical zhi2
看 look kan1
省 save economize sheng4 introspection xing3
相 mutual xiang1
真 genuine real true zhen1
睡 sleep shui4
睿 astute rui4
瞢 eyesight obscured ashamed meng2
矗 lofty upright chu4
疾 sickness disease hate envy ji2
鸣 birdcall ming2
鸷 bird of prey zhi4
皮 skin leather pi2
生 life give birth sheng1
磊 rockpile lei3
知 to know wisdom zhi1
短 short duan3
示 display show shi4
祟 evil spirit sui4
祭 to rise up and offer sacrifice ji4
票 ticket piao4
禀 natural quality bing3
罗 gauze collect gather luo2
罚 punish penalize fa2
罢 stop cease ba4
罨 foment valve yan3
置 install zhi4
罪 zui4 guilt
羁 bridle ji1
甸 imperial domain suburb dian4
男 man boy nan2
界 boundary introduce jie4
畋 farm, hunt tian2
畏 to fear wei4
畜 raise animals xu4
留 remain liu2
穿 pierce penetrate wear chuan1
窃 i beg to presume steal qie4
突 dash forth suddenly tu1
窅 deep yao3
窑 kiln oven yao2
窜 flee escape cuan4
疏 dredge sparse negligent commentary shu1
虫 insect chong2
蚀 nibble shi2
蛊 mythic poisonous insect poison bewitch madden gu3
耐 patient hardy capable of enduring nai4
耍 to play with shua3
聂 whisper nie4
联 ally lian2
虐 oppressive tyrant nu4
虔 devout qian2
臾 moment, little while yu2
臿 husk cha2
舀 scoop yao3
耨 hoe4 nou4
粉 powder fen3
粪 manure fen4
紧 strict tight jin3
素 white silk su4
索 search demand ask large rope suo3
累 tired lei4
絷 connect tie up zhi2
色 color sex se4
艳 colorful gaudy romantic yan4
舌 tongue she2
行 city street walkway line of business profession xing hang
衍 overflow yan3
襄 assist xiang1
笑 joke funny xiao
等 wait deng
筋 muscle jin1
筮 divine by stalk shi4
算 calculate suan4
臭 stink chou
采 pluck pick cai3
辱 humiliate ru3
赤 red scarlet naked chi4
赫 awe inspiring he4
谷 valley gu3
解 split sever jie3
里 lining interior inside in li
豚 suckling pig tun2
辟 king emperor monarch bi4
辞 refined language ci2
詈 curse scold li4
警 alert police jing
邑 village yi4
邕 harmonious yong4
酋 tribal chief qiu2
酒 alcohol jiu3
酣 drunk han1
酥 flakey pastry su1
酱 paste jiang4
醉 drunk zui4
走 walk go zou3
足 foot zu2
龀 replace milk teeth chen4
金 gold metal jin1
銜 hold in mouth xian2
青 clear green qing1
食 food shi2
飧 supper sun1
鲁 crass lu3
鲜 fresh xian
雪 snow xue3
需 require need xu1
霍 suddenly huo4
隽 handsome talented jun4
雀 bird que
骨 bone gu
髦 hair mane bangs mao2
麻 hemp ma
黑 black hei1
黥 criminal tatto (as punishment) qing2
鼓 drum gu3
鼻 nose bi
颓 crumble collaps tui2
颢 bright white hao4
频 frequency pin2
顷 half acre qing3
顺 obey follow shun4
衰 mourning garments cui1
表 show display biao3
羹 soup geng1
衅 quarrel blood sacrifice xin4
裂 break crack tear lie4

丕pi1 grand 胚pei1 embryo

P.retty
I.mmense GRAND

Compare   亘gen the sun stretching from sky to earth stretching from horizon to horizon stretching all the way accross.
The two lines of the root symbolize the idea that this root extends from the surface of the planet to the depths of the earth it is GRAND IMMENSE

P.rototypical
E.mbrionic
I.ndividual PEI1 EMBRYO

The root 不 hints at the idea of going to the root of the matter, the 月 is the compressed form of 肉 rou ribs meat. So it is the corporeal root i.e. the embryo.

乌鸦, 寒风

What’s black as night
and has no eyes?
it comes to Chinese
as no surprise!

W.hat?
U.mber!
CROW

乌鸦
W.alks
U.pright
Y.ells
A.nd CROWS
w.eird u.gly y.appy a.narchist CROW

寒风 han2feng1 cold wind
寒冷 frigid han2leng3
寒风刺骨 han2feng1ci4gu3

colder than a witch’s tit
literally: cold wind pierces bone
Today I learned: a witch’s tit is a thorn! 刺 ci4

na3li?nali3? 哪里? 那儿! na4er! Quickly understanding tones in Chinese

哪里? na3 那儿! na4! Where?3 There!4

I think the easiest way for anglos to get tones is to use the ! for the 4th tone the ? for 2d and 3d and . for 1st and 3d.
Fourth tone words tend in Chinese to be indicative or imperative – just like English!
Third tone words in English tend to be interrogatives or indicatives, not imperatives.
And though 2d tone words are not always questions they often are. And in Canadian English 2d tone is often used for indicatives!
First tone words tend to be indicative not imperative or interrogative.

I can’t believe no one else has noticed this.

主 Lord! 注意! Pay attention! ZHU

主住注驻柱拄疰蛀
主lord owner host
住live dwell reside
注concentrate pour
驻stop stay station
柱column pillar
拄to lean on to prop up
蛀termite

 

solution set: keyed columnar transposition.

Deciphering Chinese Characters: Pictogram Palace

Pictogram palace, English language dictionary Chinese character dictionary keyed to Hanzi Gong 汉字宫 Kindle Print Edition

Chinese characters combine pictures, ideas, and sound to create meaning. The pictographic, phonetic, and semantic elements of each character are meant to be mutually reinforcing. That is, a pictorial element may also be phonetic or semantic. The converse is also true: phonetic elements are generally also semantic or even pictorial. Semantic elements are likewise sometimes also phonetic and/or, though less frequently, pictorial. Image, sounds, and ideas are combined to form Chinese characters.

The first thing you must do when looking at a Chinese character is try to determine what type of character it is.
Pictogram: these are literal pictures of physical objects. Sometimes their meaning is extended metaphorically, in which case a determinant (compressed character) is usually added to them. Pictograms are highly stylized and simplified pictures, but because of their stylistic simplification what is depicted is generally not immediately obvious, which is why I wrote a character dictionary for you.
Ideogram: these are symbols of abstract concepts, icons, for example an arrow.
Pictograms and ideograms are both the simplest characters to draw with the fewest brush-strokes and are also the basis of the more complex characters. They are high frequency characters.
Associative idea characters, i.e. the compound concept characters. Two characters with a common characteristic are brought together and associated to express some common quality of both. These generally have no phonetic component.
Picto-phonetic characters: at least two characters are brought together. One is a semantic clue as to the meaning, the other is a phonetic clue as to the character’s sound. These are the majority of Chinese characters, but are also have a lower frequency of occurrence in the Chinese language.
So: broadly speaking.
Simpler characters are much likelier to be ideograms or pictograms. Learn those first because they are easiest and second because they are the basis of the compound associative characters and the pictophonetic characters.
Two characters together are either an associative compound character or a pictophonetic character. If one of the characters is an abbreviated compressed character it is likely a pictophonetic character. If one of the characters is an ideograph it is likelier to be an associative compound character than a pictophonetic character.

方框二 囗 围 国 园 圃 圈

囗 FENCED IN, ENCLOSURE wei2
围 ENCIRCLED wei2
国 KINGDOM guo2
园 COURTYARD yuan2
圃 ORCHARD pu3
圈 STALL, PEN, CONFINE, CIRCLE juan1 juan4 quan1

通行部首 勺 习 勿 匆

勺 SPOON shao2
习 REVIEW STUDY xi2
勿 DO NOT wu4
匆 HURRY cong1

三框, 右框 区字框 匡匣匠匾区医匹

匡 CORRECT RECTIFY kuang1
匣 BOX xia2
匠 CRAFTSMAN jiang4 has a tool-box
匾 ANNOUNCEMENT BOARD, EMBROIDERED FLAG bian3
区 DISTRICT qu1 houses as little boxes (traditional version)

山子地 凶凹凾凿

凶 FEROCIOUS HUNS xiong1 TERRIBLE trap as emblem of FIERCE
凹 CONVEX ao1 pictogram
凾 ENVELOPE CASE LETTER han2
凿 CHISEL zao2 handle on top blade in middle chiseled box

包子头 包匈句旬

包 WRAP bao1 ideogram
匈 BREAST xiong1 wrapped nipples
句 SENTENCE, PHRASE ju4 wrapped words
旬 CHINESE WEEK 10 DAYS xun2 wrapped sun

同字框 = 同冈网周用

同 ACCORD LIKE SAME SIMILAR toNG covered one word
冈 HILL gaNG covered place (of disaster)
网 NET waNG pictogram
周 ROUND CIRCLE zhou simplified pictogram (not covered dirt mouth)
用 USING yoNG inverted bucket

冂JIONG1
匚FANG1
凵QU1
勹BAO1
囗WEI2

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All HSK characters with 人 determinant in descending frequency

This post lists ALL HSK characters with the 人ren (person) determinant. They all have something to do with people. They are listed in descending order of frequency.


YOU
ni3


PLURAL suffix
men2


HE
ta1


PErSOn
ren


MEETING FESTIVE OCCASION
hui4


WHAT
shen4


TO USE, BY MEANS OF, THUS
yi


MAKE OR DO
zuo4


BUT
dan4


RESEMBLE
xiang


FOLLOW
cong


DONE
zuo


WAIT
hou4


LETTER CONFIDENCE
xin4


THIS, NOW, PRESENT
jin1


GUARD PROTECT
bao3


POSSESS OWN
zhu4


historical image is a guard with a weapon on the right asking an orde\inary subject whether they know about a crime
INTERROGATE INQUIRE
he2


person at a fire is a
COMPANION


ASSIGN A PERSON TO A POST
ren


person holding a cow
ITEM, SELECTION
jian


MEASURE WORD FOR RESPECTED PERSONS
POSITION LOCATION
wei


person+root =
BODY STYLE SYSTEM


What does it mean when one person lays another person flat on their back with forceful power?
INJURE HARM
shang


ting
STOP

使
shi3
CAUSE ENABLE USE EMPLOY


dai4
REPRESENTATIVE


person+split=
MEASURE WORD FOR PAPERS YOU READ WHICH ARE SPLITTABLE
fen4

便
person人+more更=
CONVENIENT
bian4
CHEAP
pian2


TRANSMIT TRANSMISSION
chuan2


FAKE, FALSE, BORROW, VACATION
jia


was originally the image of a person below kneeling and a person above speaking with the command as a dot in the middle
COMMAND ORDER
ling


this was originally the image of a person 人 inverted in the middle to sleep who had thus set aside his sword for the night 刀
INVERT FALL
dao


fu4
penny pinching person pinch + person =
PAY


a THIEF is a person on the left who penetrates a ship on the right to ROB it
tou1


two people joined together under one roof are
A COUPLE PAIR TWO
liang3


Introduce Person what is their
PRICE how much VALUE have they?
jia4


person leaning on a tree is at
REST
xiu1


grab 又 a person 人 again 又 it’s ONLY…
J.ust
I.s
N.early
ONLY MERELY JUST
jin3


lun2
l.inked
u.nder
n.oetic
THEORY COHERENCE ORDER RELATIONSHIP


FOOLISH
sha3


CULTIVATE TRAIN STUDY SCHOOL-FEE
xiu1


ARMOR (literal) INTRODUCE (by extension)
j.ust
i.ntroduce
e.veryone

j.ointed
i.nterleaved
e.xterior
ARMOR
jie4


one person and another upside down person
SEEM SIMILAR
si4


person 人 and master give each other the eye 目 to assess each others
VALUE
zhi2


two’s company three’s a
CROWD
zhong


UNCLE sam is a person with Bright White 白 hair
bo


PROVIDE SUPPLY
SACRIFICIAL OFFERING, CONFESS
gong1
gong4


person+low = LOWER ONE’S HEAD, DROOP,
di1


REMAIN, STILL
reng2


LEND, BORROW
jie4


What’s a person who is my other half半?
A PARTNER
ban4


EXCELLENT
you


ACCIDENTAL IMAGE PAIR MATE
ou3


HEALTH
jian


BUDDHISM
fo2


DEPEND ON COMPLY WITH
yi1


half squad (five soldiers)
WU


EXAMPLE PRECEDENT CASE
li4


personal+bodyguard =
BIG GREAT GRAND
wei3


10 people talking come up with a summary for 1 person
ESTIMATE
Second Hand
gu1 gu


SURPLUS
yu2
It’s a building which has been constructed the EXTRA SURPLUS materials left over are scattered on the ground 八


aRRoGaNT
ARROGANT
ao


WITHOUT EXCEPTION
ju


ren人 zhen贞
SCOUT SPY
zhen1


person人 covered冂 with a fancy Cloth市 is wearing a FANCY BELT, WAIST ORNAMENTS
BEJEWELED BELT, WEAR
pei4


APPARATUS RITES CEREMONY
yi2


What’s a person you see on the street行 wearing super fine boots鞋?
EXCELLENT
jia


INVADE
qin


9jiu九 looks like a swastika so
HATE
SPOUSE
qiu


INCLINED, SLANTED, SIDE
pian


TO LOOK UP TO
yang3


DUPLICATE REDOUBLED FOLDED OVER ON ITSELF
bei


i believe认为 this document is
FAKE FALSE FORGED
wei3


a god申-like person must
STRETCH EXTEND
to imitate the divine申 form with their body身体
shen


OVERTURN COLLAPSE
qing


REPAY
chang2

亿
100million
yi4

仿
SEEMINGLY, IMITATE, COPY
fang3


LEAN OVER, LIE LOW, WAIT IN AMBUSH
fu2


INCLINE TO ONE SIDE
ce zhai


penguins (qi e)
STAND ON TIPTOES
and wear tuxedoes like gentlemen who
PLAN A PROJECT
qi


the person radical on top here functions as a pictorial element namely a roof.
what does rolled up under a roof with the royal seal mean? It is a
GRANARY WAREHOUSE SHIP’S HOLD
cang


two people means at least one is
COMPASSIONATE CARING HUMANE


What is CUSTOMARILY done in the valley
su


Knight errant
xia2


DEBT
zhai4


what is the person or monk who goes up and lives on a mountain?
AN IMMORTAL
xian


now you know why it’s called a piggy猪 bank it’s where you
DEPOSIT AND STORE UP your
SAVINGS


person+use=SERVANT
HIRED HELP
yong


what is a person who is delineated land holdings bordered still not moving at all?
A CORPSE
jiang


What’s a person all rolled up under a big spring sky?
TIRED
juan


EMINENT
jun


Person on a mountain who is even higher than where the birds place their nests is LOFTY HIGH IMPOSING
cui


COMPANION
lv


WEAPONRY, WIELD
zhang


NEPHEW
zhi


UMBRELLA
san


TO INSULT
wu


HURRIED
cu


TO TAKE PRISONER
fu


Person+State Clearly = TUTOR
fu


a person with a spear can CUT DOWN others
FELL
fa


TO LOOK DOWN ON
fu


CONFUCIAN SCHOLAR
ru


RUSTIC SECLUDED
Original sense is a person who withdrew from society into the wilderness to avoid the law; he necessarily lived simply (to avoid attracting attention and due to a lack of resources)
bi


TO SPY ON


chi
PROFLIGATE WASTER


ling
CLEVER


bang
Next to slang for fucking


jiao
JUST BY CHANCE


chang
a glorious resplendent person
UNDERTAKE ENTERPRISE


ancient Chinese stereotype: person人 户hu (door) chu 出(exit chu) is
TOUGH CHEWY
jue2


words flow like a sweet stream 川 from this persons 人 mouth 口
CHEERY CHATTER


for example 例如liru
a CLEVER person can take a profit 利li and knows when to do so
SMART
li


a person who is choosy in other words THRIFTY
jian


a person is going in that direction
IF
they are!
tang


jiao
EMIGRANT OVERSEAS RESIDENT

The Universal Translator: BEER 啤酒

“pee joe” is Chinese for beer. It looks like this

jiu3 means any kind of alcohol if you specifically want beer instead of wine you must say pee joe not just joe. 酒 is a picture of a wine jug

啤 pi2 is the field 田tian2 where grain comes from, I Guess.
I just remember it as a farmer 农民nong2min2 who gets out of his vehicle 车che1 near a field 田 because 由 you2 he needs to pee and his neighbors stare with their mouths 口 wide open. This is what drunk farmers do.

chenshan t-shirt 衬衫 what kind of clothing do you pinch 寸 in the shadows 彡 ? Shirts. wazi socks 袜子 what kind of clothes goes on the tips 末 of your toes? Socks.

VOODOO CHINESE 520

I want to inject you with cock’s blood 打鸡血
because you are a sexy fox spirit! 狐狸精

 打鸡血 to motivate

(lit. to inject cock’s blood)

狐狸精 a sexy foxy spirit; vixen

(lit. fox spirit)

浓nong2

浓 STRONG, THICK This coffee is STRONG, as a farmer 农 soaking in sweat ; this oatmeal is THICK as a farmer.

淡dan4

淡WEAK, THIN

Flames 炎yan2 doused in three dots of Water 三点水 are WEAK, THIN

厚 hou dense, thick.

瘦shou skinny, thin.

厚 is the image of an imperial burial temple, a pyramid. The sun 子 of heaven 日 is buried deep beneath a cliff 厂。 It’s the Chinese version of a pyramid.

瘦 skinny

瘦 let me SHOU you my friend Ana she is so SKINNY it’s an illness。 Sickbed on the left 病字旁, two hands grasping her to support 支 her on the right and underneath: she is weak from hunger.

岩 磊 硕 拓

岩 cliff shan+shi=YAN2
磊 rockpile LEI3 triple shi3 = l.ot: e.xtremely i.nteresting ROCKPi.l.e!
硕 big SH.i-tOU stone-face is BIG SHOU4
拓 develop 打石头 da shi TOU4 DEVELOP

Learn to read Chinese EASILY with Pictogram Palace.

一 one (sideways Roman I)
十 ten (sideways Roman X)
木 tree (picture of a tree)
米 rice (picture of a tree with grains of rice)
床 bed (beds are made of wood and are underneath a broad roof)
广 broad roof manor

人 person (stickfigure picture)
大 big (person holding their arms out: “that fish was this big!”)
犬 big dog with a slab of meet
庆 big festival (parties are generally underneath a roof)

休 resting (person leaning up against a tree is resting)

And just like that you learned 20 characters which can be read in Japan China Korea and even among the smarter Vietnamese.

Chinese is easy: what we lack is a systematic approach. I have that.

My strategy, love, is mysterious and rightous.

NO ONE KNOWS WHERE THE INFORMATION CAME FROM OR IS GOING TO

seven bright white suns? SOAP ZAO4

Z.ang!
A.pply
O.rdnung!

 

Here’s
Something
Incredibly
WHITE
tree+ax=analyze, split
split the bright white sun = WHITE

mnemonic hard to relate to a NANNY
You know its hard to catch a jaybird 隹zhui with your bare hands 又you
pay attention 注意zhu4yi4: upside down man人ren2 USES a dot 丶zhu4 to flip himself right side up YI: renny the jew
(renny is a form of the name Reginald)

不得

SAINTS 圣sheng4 are STRANGE 怪guai4 so it is
NO WONDER 不得 they are single!

 

qi2guai4

BIG Mongols
CAN 可ke3
get up on horses 奇qi2
which is STRANGE AND REMARKABLE

qi2guai4

,

you3 qu = captivating
you3 yi si1 = interesting.
取 qu3 is literally a warrior cutting off someone’s ear as a trophy. Add the walking radical to make clear you don’t mean it literally and it then means captivating. 趣qu4
yi4si1 means idea. originally the si of yisi1 is the brainbox on top of the heart so heart+mind = idea. To avoid ambiguity because of so many homophones Chinese quite often reduplicates synonyms to form a compound word, the case here. 音yin1 is sound. what comes before sound is thought 意yi4
so thought-thought means not captivating as a warrior seizing your ear and walking off with it (metaphorically) but definitely interesting.

PLAINTEXT:
THEY SPLIT THE ATOM. IT RELEASED THE POWER OF SEVEN BLINDING SUNS CLEANSING THE EARTH.
IT WAS HARD TO RELATE TO: NO WONDER, IT WAS STRANGE. VERY INTERESTING, EVEN CAPTIVATING.

CRIBS: ATOLL, MARIANAS, ZEPHYR

Crush scorpions, interrogate criminals, that’s how i roll. 厉害Lihai

厉害lihai44

The closest literal translation would be “terribly” (terribly good, terribly bad).

厉li4

means strict。Image is of scorpions under a cliff: It’s the crushing of scorpions. hanziyuan.net if you disbelieve me.

害hai4

is the image of a suspect under a roof being interrogated so we can see his tongue.舌she  Tongue under a roof 宀mian = interrogate: its a symbol for the idea of harm, evil, calamity.
H.arm
A.ll
I.nterrogate
HARM EVIL CALAMITY

LIHAI 厉害 crush scorpions torture suspects TERRIBLY memorable — and powerful!

Tsar Ivan the Terrible exemplifies LIHAI.

MAGIC

Chinese is magic! It can turn

SOUND 音yin1

into

SHADOW 暗an4

亮 LIANG LIGHT

L.ight
I.s
A.
N.ice
G.odsend
LIGHT
It’s a picture of a Tall building

高gao1 Tall

illuminated by lights. The light rays are depicted by 儿 .

真的假的?

假 = 人++二++又

This character represents the idea of one personren giving and another person receiving something FAKE.
Person+Body+2+nail(?)+hand
This is easy to remember and reproduce once you understand how it is composed and what it is representing.

假fake jia3 =  ren2 person +尸shi1 body +二er two+ding1 nail+又you4 hand

 

JIA FAKE 假

 

=士+目+共

Hands of two people (八split/8 ba1; 廾lift gong3) working together to lift one object (一)as the idea of WORK (共 gong4). Their work is then eyed 目 mu4 by the scholarly master seated with arms outstretched (士shi4) to see if it is GENIUNE ZHEN1
Linkword: Genuine.

HEAVENSENT

站在1244143

sui1ran2 zhan4 zai4 hei1an4 li3

41534412

dan4 ta1men5 shou3hu4 shi4 guang1ming2

Altbough standing in darkness

they are protecting the light

 

Carrie Lam 成事不足,败事有余

事不败事

Literal meaning:
Accomplish affair not foot
Lose affair has surplus

Carrie Lam is a person who is 成事不足,败事有余. Someone incapable of accomplishing anything but well able to destroy us all.

成cheng2

City
Has
Eternal
Night
Guards
ACCOMPLISH BECOME (because the city is achieved once it is walled guarded and defended!)

事shi4

matter affair

it is a hand stirring a stick; “stirring shit up”.  Mixing one’s self into others AFFAIRS

不bu4

not. it is a picture of a knot of rooted wood stump as a symbol of NOT UNABLE (because stumps are immovable thanks to their roots). NOT

足zu2

picture of a human foot. highly stylized. FOOT by extension as metaphor SUFFICIENT (cf Eng. ‘finding footing’; foothold, toehold).

败bai4

bei clam on the left is phonetic and semantic because what is lost is a thing of value. hand with a stick on the right indicating the fight. clubhand clam LOSS

Bigotted
And
Ignorant
LOSE

事4

有you3

have. it’s a hand on the top left (VERY stylized stick figure) and a slab of ribs on the bottom right 月)。  Hand HAS a slab of meat

余yu2

It’s a house under construction and the surplus bits are the two dots on the bottom. We see the fram from the side. The house is incomplete but what is symbolized here is exactly the idea of SURPLUS

Yes
Ubiquitous

SURPLUS

 

 

 

 

Jin1 Xin4 Yin2 Hang2 金信银行

Jin Xin Yin Hang 银行

(X in Chinese is pronounced hs or hsh)
金 gold. The dots are the gold bars. It’s either a mining shaft or a pan for panning gold.
信 faith, confidence. It is a person on the right. Sound waves are coming from their mouth on the right.
银 silver. It’s gold on the left and an eyeball looking down and backward on the right.
行 line of trade. It’s a crossroads seen from above. Shops line it. Also pronounced xing, then it means street, walking, ok

Silver trade is Chinese for bank because Chinese money was more often silver ingots called “taels” (one tael, two taels).

“Golden Faith Bank”.

Bao3 An1 Tang2

Guard Peace Hall

The School and the Stick 老 者 孝 教 号 考

老 者 孝 教

Sometimes it’s useful to study characters visually by looking at graphically related characters which are often also semantically related. Here’s the story:
The kid showing filial piety at school gets tested on his numbers. His teacher is an old man.

老lao3 old an old man sitting down on the dirt 土 with a spoon 匕 next which he uses to eat soup since he has no teeth what with being old and all, his walking stick is right next to him.

者zhe3 -ing suffix walking stick between heaven and earth.

孝xiao4 filial piety back when the old man was a young kid 子 he was a 子 not a bi匕. 孝 => 老

教jiao4 the kid is at school 学校 showing fililal piety to his teacher 教授 which is good because the teacher holds the rod of correction in his hand 夂zhi

号hao2 number 0, 1。。。

考kao3 examination
考号

这孩子表示孝道在学校得到测试对他的号码。

他的老师是一位老人。

Zhe Hai Zi Biao Shi Xiao Dao Zai Xue Xiao De Dao Ce Shi Dui Ta De Hao Ma. Ta De Lao Shi Shi Yi Wei Lao Ren.

This was machine translated and I think the haoma part is a bit wrong in fact. The rest looks good to me fml because it’s probably also flawed.

开关升并廾 Katie bar the door 卡铁把都

开关升

It is useful sometimes to study characters as related visual groups rather than as related phonemes. This is because Chinese characters are much less phonetically determined than Western scripts.
All of these characters are also semantically related.

开kai1

open
image: a barred pair of gates. you must lift open the top bar to open them.

关guan1

switch, close
image: a mountain pass guarded with a sentry post. By extension: close, switch (off) 天 sky, day.

廾gong3

to grasp with two hands

升sheng1

to lift up with both hands thus by extension ascend raise promote

并bing4

and, moreover

杀鸡取卵

杀鸡取卵

杀sha1 kill slaughter 

x marks the spot to chop on the log 木 linkword: slaughter, slay

鸡ji1 chicken

a bird 鸟 in the hand又 is worth two in the bush linkword: JIcken

取qu3 take seize capture

It’s the warrior chopping off ears 耳 of fallen enemies and grasping them with his hand 又 as trophies. Linkword: Choosy

卵luan3 egg

It’s a pictogram, I think.

literally, “kill chicken get eggs”

I.e. to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.

Hong Kong, and Taiwan too, have long served Beijing’s interest in attracting capital and growing PRC trade. I truly hope that can remain the case. Carrie Lam’s ill-considered policies and intransigence (step down already) have more or less pushed Beijing to a precipice. If President Xi is so foolish as to walk off the edge of that cliff she is leading him out on it isn’t my fault or anything I caused.

A wise policy would offer concessions and negotiate and deescalate rather than escalate. Unfortunately to present no one seems particularly interested in being sensible. However, a political party and a government, unlike any protest movement, are highly organized, legally constitute, and enjoy legitimacy. So concessions and conciliations almost always come from the government rather than protestors.

即既 昏 选择 游客 偏僻 关注 著 省 乡镇

即ji2 the man on his knees on the right PROMPTLY, APPROACHED the pot of food on the left.
既ji4 the man sitting on the right beside the pot of food on the left has ALREADY eaten.
昏hun1 TWILIGHT, LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS
选择xuan3ze2 First+Selection=CHOOSE 择ze3 from an abundant tree one hand can choose and the other can as well such is abundance
游客you2ke4 Walking+Client=TOURIST
偏僻pian1pi4 Oblique+Rustic=SECLUDED
关注guan1zhu4 Switch+Concentrate=PAY ATTENTION, TO FOLLOW
著zhe zhu zhao
省xing3sheng3 Few+Eye=few look within to their few virtues or faults INTROSPECTION SELF EXAMINATION SELF CRITICISM xing3; ECONOMISE sheng3
S.elf
H.elp
E.xamination
N.ow
G.ood ECONOMIZE

乡镇xiang1zhen4 countryside+garrison=VILLAGE

忽然 突然

H.asty U.nprepared hu1 is CARELESS

勿 wu4 do not (ancient daggar dao1 刀 with blood 彡shan1 SHADOW STRIPES as symbol of DO NOT, NO, ABSENCE OF)
= <3 xin1
ABSENCE OF HEART = Careless
H.ere’s
S.ome
I.nscrutable
N.ote HEART XIN1

突1 Tu, schnell sobaka, SUDDENLY 然2 Ran around a red hot fire for rindfleisch!

认识论ren4shi2lun2 epistemology

认识论ren4shi2lun2 epistemology theory of knowledge

觉得jue2de2 to think, to feel

认为ren4wei2 to be of the opinion that

以为yi4wei2 to err.

认识 ren4shi2 to recognize, to know

Memory trick: 认recognize-distinguish识)

Chinese does not appear to distinguish knowing a manual skill from knowing an intellectual skill from knowing a person unlike some languages. In German we distinguish knowing people from knowing ideas and also distinguish abstract knowledge from practical knowledge. French also makes these distinctions. English does not. Greek does (metis episteme). But:

可ke3 may,

能neng2 can (in practice: inherent abilities)

会hui4 can (in theory; acquired skills)

To err appears to well correspond to 以为yi4wei2。

 

派对 pai4dui4 party

Memory trick: if you plan to PARTY in China be sure to go to the RIGHT对 FACTION派。
派对 pai4dui4 party is a transliteration of English “party” into Chinese. 派对 means celebration rather than a political party.
派pai4 in Chinese means clique faction school-of-thought.
Party as in political party 党dang3 as in 共产党gong4chan3dang3 (literally public product party i.e. CCP communists). I am fairly sure that one uses pai to speak of factions within parties so e.g. 江青 was in the 四人帮. 帮派bangpai means faction. This is another example of the Chinese tendency to reduplicate synonyms to be quite explicit about exactly what is meant. Reduplication is commonplace in Chinese 明明白 mingmingbai = get it as in even a schoolkid could get it.

Primitive Machines…

机ji1 the first machines were made of wood 木mu4。 几ji is a tea-table. Here however the tea table character is reused to indicate the bow of a disassembled crossbow. If you put the 几ji1 over the 木mu it makes 尔er which is a crossbow. Indeed, crossbows were a primitive machine. The tree radical in Chinese indicates wood but also structured or patterned material objects.
打da3 is hand+peg/nail. The nail here 丁ding1 is a phonetic clue but also semantic: what do you hit? Nails!
火huo3 is a picture of a person’s backside with sexy tatoos. Ok I lied about that one. It’s just a picture of a campfire.

 打火机 da3huo3ji1 lighter.

绕 挠

nod noggin now SCRATCH forehead with hand
pictogram is originally of a potter 儿 with pottery at his kiln which has been simplified to 戈. The hand radical 手 shows he is STIRRING the mud and clay prior to forming and firing it.
NAO2

silk scarf really WRAPS rope around
Silk determinant 丝 shows the rope which is wrapped around pottery which is being formed.
WIND COIL WRAP-AROUND DETOUR CIRCUMVENT  DETOUR BYPASS
RAO4

李紫婷《愛情宗師》

shadowless foot
is there any noble style?
legs entwined
kick you to buddha’s mountain

lost track of fists
to distinguish reality is too tough
footwork quick as lightning
look how you resist

one knife beheads
Singing spring uses speed strikes slowly
only transmit within not without
the heart must be lenient

Listen! remember by kicks the ring’s voice
Listen! hone emotions no joy or sorrow
Listen! love undecided high or low
Listen! Within heart’s old affair floating light sudden shadow

Helpless, karma comes and goes, but there is destiny
knives on mountains fires on oceans that’s a training field
awaiting, love comes love goes, hard to evade fate
go to sleep wake up confused yet understanding

Alone I walk the world and stare still at the strange
My strategem of love is mysterious and righteous there is no absolute black or white
I train my body and footwork heart upright and mouth forthright
I enjoy freedom here no gate no clique go or come

listen remember by kicks the ring’s voice
listen hone emotions no joy or sorrow

listen love undecided high or low
listen within heart’s old affair of floating light and sudden shadow

helpless karma comes and goes but there is destiny

knives on mountains fires on oceans that’s a training field
awaiting love comes love goes hard to evade fate
go to sleep wake up confused and understanding

Alone I walk the world and stare still at the strange
My strategem of love is mysterious and righteous there is no absolute black or white
I train my body and footwork heart upright and mouth forthright
I enjoy freedom here no gate no clique go or come

Alone I walk the world and stare still at the strange
My strategem of love is mysterious and righteous there is no absolute black or white
I train my body and footwork heart upright and mouth forthright
I enjoy freedom here no gate no clique go or come

Alone I walk the world and stare still at the strange
My strategem of love is mysterious and righteous there is no absolute black or white
I train my body and footwork heart upright and mouth forthright
I enjoy freedom here no gate no clique go or come

 

shadowless foot
legs entwined
kick you to buddha’s mountain
lost track of fists
to distinguish reality is too tough
footwork quick as lightning
look how you resist

 

One inch short
I play at having a model and form
Nunchucks
Let all of you fall down

one knife beheads
Singing spring uses speed strikes slowly
only transmit within not without
the heart must be lenient
hā hā hā hā

无影脚 shadowless foot
wú yǐng jiǎo
有没有王者风范 is there any noble style?
yǒu méi yǒu wáng zhě fēng fàn
腿连环 legs entwined
tuǐ lián huán
踢你去到佛山 kick you to buddha’s mountain
tī nǐ qù dào fó shān

迷踪拳 lost track of fists
mí zōng quán
要分辨实在太难 to distinguish reality is too tough
yào fēn biàn shí zài tài nán
步法快如闪 footwork quick as lightning
bù fǎ kuài rú shǎn
看你如何招架 look how you resist
kàn nǐ rú hé zhāo jià

一刀斩 one knife beheads
yī dāo zhǎn
咏春以快打慢 Singing spring uses speed strikes slowly
yǒng chūn yǐ kuài dǎ màn
只传内不传外 only transmit within not without
zhī chuán nèi bù chuán wài
心要宽 哈哈哈哈 the heart must be lenient
xīn yào kuān hā hā hā hā

听 回忆被踢馆的声音
listen remember by kicks the ring’s voice
tīng huí yì bèi tī guǎn dí shēng yīn
听 情绪在 切磋 不 为悲喜
listen hone emotions no joy or sorrow
tīng qíng xù zài qiē cuō bù wéi bēi xǐ

听 那未决高下的爱情
listen love undecided high or low
tīng nà wèi jué gāo xià dí ài qíng
听 内心故事的浮光掠影
listen within heart’s old affair of floating light and sudden shadow
tīng nèi xīn gù shì dí fú guāng lüè yǐng

无奈的 缘来缘去 不过是宿命
wú nài dí yuán lái yuán qù bù guò shì sù mìng
helpless karma comes and goes but there is destiny
刀山 火海 都是一场修行
dāo shān huǒ hǎi dū shì yī cháng xiū xíng
knives on mountains fires on oceans that’s a training field
等待的 爱来爱去 难逃是注定
děng dài dí ài lái ài qù nán táo shì zhù dìng
awaiting love comes love goes hard to evade fate
睡去 醒来 糊涂亦是明白
go to sleep wake up confused and understanding
shuì qù xǐng lái hū tú yì shì míng bái

我孤身 行走江湖 见怪不怪
wǒ gū shēn xíng zǒu jiāng hú jiàn guài bù guài
Alone I walk the world and stare still at the strange
我略懂 爱情奥义 没有绝对 黑或白
wǒ lüè dǒng ài qíng ào yì méi yǒu jué duì hēi huò bái
My strategem of love is mysterious and righteous there is no absolute black or white
我修炼 身形步法 心直口快
wǒ xiū liàn shēn xíng bù fǎ xīn zhí kǒu kuài
I train my body and footwork heart upright and mouth forthright
我喜欢 自由自在 无门无派 去或来
wǒ xǐ huān zì yóu zì zài wú mén wú pài qù huò lái
I enjoy freedom here no gate no clique go or come

听 回忆被踢馆的声音
listen remember by kicks the ring’s voice
tīng huí yì bèi tī guǎn dí shēng yīn

听 情绪在 切磋 不 为悲喜
listen hone emotions no joy or sorrow
tīng qíng xù zài qiē cuō bù wéi bēi xǐ

听 那未决高下的爱情
listen love undecided high or low
tīng nà wèi jué gāo xià dí ài qíng

听 内心故事的浮光掠影
listen within heart’s old affair of floating light and sudden shadow
tīng nèi xīn gù shì dí fú guāng lüè yǐng

无奈的 缘来缘去 不过是宿命
wú nài dí yuán lái yuán qù bù guò shì sù mìng
helpless karma comes and goes but there is destiny
刀山 火海 都是一场修行
dāo shān huǒ hǎi dū shì yī cháng xiū xíng
knives on mountains fires on oceans that’s a training field
等待的 爱来爱去 难逃是注定
děng dài dí ài lái ài qù nán táo shì zhù dìng
awaiting love comes love goes hard to evade fate
睡去 醒来 糊涂亦是明白
go to sleep wake up confused and understanding
shuì qù xǐng lái hū tú yì shì míng bái

我孤身 行走江湖 见怪不怪
wǒ gū shēn xíng zǒu jiāng hú jiàn guài bù guài
Alone I walk the world and stare still at the strange
我略懂 爱情奥义 没有绝对 黑或白
wǒ lüè dǒng ài qíng ào yì méi yǒu jué duì hēi huò bái
My strategem of love is mysterious and righteous there is no absolute black or white
我修炼 身形步法 心直口快
wǒ xiū liàn shēn xíng bù fǎ xīn zhí kǒu kuài
I train my body and footwork heart upright and mouth forthright
我喜欢 自由自在 无门无派 去或来
wǒ xǐ huān zì yóu zì zài wú mén wú pài qù huò lái
I enjoy freedom here no gate no clique go or come

我孤身 行走江湖 见怪不怪
wǒ gū shēn xíng zǒu jiāng hú jiàn guài bù guài
Alone I walk the world and stare still at the strange
我略懂 爱情奥义 没有绝对 黑或白
wǒ lüè dǒng ài qíng ào yì méi yǒu jué duì hēi huò bái
My strategem of love is mysterious and righteous there is no absolute black or white
我修炼 身形步法 心直口快
wǒ xiū liàn shēn xíng bù fǎ xīn zhí kǒu kuài
I train my body and footwork heart upright and mouth forthright
我喜欢 自由自在 无门无派 去或来
wǒ xǐ huān zì yóu zì zài wú mén wú pài qù huò lái
I enjoy freedom here no gate no clique go or come

我孤身 行走江湖 见怪不怪
wǒ gū shēn xíng zǒu jiāng hú jiàn guài bù guài
Alone I walk the world and stare still at the strange
我略懂 爱情奥义 没有绝对 黑或白
wǒ lüè dǒng ài qíng ào yì méi yǒu jué duì hēi huò bái
My strategem of love is mysterious and righteous there is no absolute black or white
我修炼 身形步法 心直口快
wǒ xiū liàn shēn xíng bù fǎ xīn zhí kǒu kuài
I train my body and footwork heart upright and mouth forthright
我喜欢 自由自在 无门无派 去或来
wǒ xǐ huān zì yóu zì zài wú mén wú pài qù huò lái
I enjoy freedom here no gate no clique go or come

无影脚 shadowless foot
wú yǐng jiǎo
有没有王者风范 is there any noble style?
yǒu méi yǒu wáng zhě fēng fàn
腿连环 legs entwined
tuǐ lián huán
踢你去到佛山 kick you to buddha’s mountain
tī nǐ qù dào fó shān

迷踪拳 lost track of fists
mí zōng quán
要分辨实在太难 to distinguish reality is too tough
yào fēn biàn shí zài tài nán
步法快如闪 footwork quick as lightning
bù fǎ kuài rú shǎn
看你如何招架 look how you resist
kàn nǐ rú hé zhāo jià

一寸短
yī cùn duǎn
One inch short
我耍得有模有样
I play at having a model and form
双节棍
Nunchucks
shuāng jié gùn
让你们全倒下
Let all of you fall down
ràng nǐ mén quán dǎo xià

一刀斩 one knife beheads
yī dāo zhǎn
咏春以快打慢 Singing spring uses speed strikes slowly
yǒng chūn yǐ kuài dǎ màn
只传内不传外 only transmit within not without
zhī chuán nèi bù chuán wài
心要宽 哈哈哈哈 the heart must be lenient
xīn yào kuān hā hā hā hā

讨 T.ailored A.ccess O.perations 讨

Y.elling
A.bout
N.oise2 WORDS SPEECH TALKING
It’s a mouth  口kou3 at the bottom and sound waves and air are coming out of it.

cun4

CardiovascUlar Node
pUlsepoiNt
It’s the THUMB and forefingers the dot is one’s pulse-point. the distance measured is one INCH.

tao3

Measured Words. Words  言, carefully measured, inch by inch, 寸 are Theories And Opinions

T.heories
A.nd
O.pinions

T.heory
A.nd
O.rganization

T.ailored
A.ccess
O.perations

TO TALK DISCUSS STUDY INVITE PROVOKE DEMAND DENOUNCE CONDEMN TO MARRY (A WOMAN).

戈 我,成,或,战,戏,戴,戒,截,戚 does Scorsese speak Chinese?


我,成,或,战,戏,戴,戒,截,戚

戈ge1 halbred
我wo3
成cheng2 become

或huo4 or

战zhan4 war battle

戏xi trick drama play

(“shakespeare” hand+spear=drama)

戴DAI4 to wear.

tian field+gong=lift up together+split/divide/part character component on the top right. (tu3+ge1=split)

traditional form of yi4 which means “different strange surprising” 异 + split/divide/separate

D.on
A.scot
I.llustrate TO WEAR

D.ress
A.rmband
I.mpeccable WEAR

when doing public works 共 in the dirt 土 in a field 田 you need to WEAR a weapon 戈

In the dirt 土 on a field 田 doing public works 共?  Then you must then wear a weapon 戈

Joe Pesci in Goodfellas telling the story about how he was casing a bank. he was in the dirt on a field doing work with a weapon. what was he WEARING?

戒jie4 ring for a finger Hand

Visualization: Hand’s joined together wearing ring raises sword at ceremony of a wedding.
Joined
In
Eternity RING FOR A FINGER
You might want to CLASP HANDS
廾gong3 but will cut that short split separate divide them + when you see that wedding RING 戒jie4

截jie2
cut off, intercept, stop, section

隹zhui1 short tailed bird had it’s short tail CUT OFF截jie2

 

Jaybird
Is
Excised CUT OFF. INTERCEPT STOP SECTION

戚 qi1
relative parent grief sorrow battleaxe

story: A relative, my parent, goes to war with a battleaxe, causing grief. guess what, someone got CUT 土+戈

Quiet
I’m GRIEVING PARENT BATTLEAXE

 

叔叔 shu uncle +  戊wu

亲戚的戚

Xi West is a Nest 西

西xi1

West is a Nest: 西xi1 is a stylized and simplified picture of a bird’s nest. Because Birds were thought to nest at night in the West the bird’s nest becomes a symbol of the idea of West.

洋yang2

洋yang2 is the ocean. 3 drops of water on the right are the key to unlocking the meaning, this character has something to do with water. Tthe sound clue is on the right. 洋 sounds like 羊 sheep. What sounds like “sheep” and has something to do with water? The ocean. To the ancients vast flocks of sheep flowed like the whitecaps of the ocean! Poetic!

衣yi1

衣yi1 is a picture of a guy in a Chinese robe. Dot on top is his head the horizontal line in the middle are his arms legs are the two vertical lines below. The clothes are fancy wagnhich is why there’s a couple other small lines in there, they indicate fine clothing pockets etc. Chinese writing is organized around pictures, and symbols, linked by rhymes instead of spelling and is more figurative and metaphoric than Western writing. These words show that. 西装 rhymes with 西洋 连衣裙lianyiqun and 裙子qunzi are more common forms for dress and skirt respectively.

Decoded: Xi Jin Ping favors candidate Yang.

Firing Solution: 白天

欠qian4

is a picture of a mouth on top it’s wide open food isn’t going into it words aren’t coming out of it but air is coming out of it. on the bottom is a person . he might be yawning, singing, or laughing. That’s its literal meaning. Metaphorically it means deficient lacking: e.g. lacking sleep, lacking decorum lacking whatever caused that gaping mouth to open wide but not say words or stuff the pie hole.

da3ha1qian5 yawn

打da3

strike.
hand 手shou3 on the left (semantic)nail
丁ding1 on the right (phonetic)

哈ha1

哈ha1 yawn,laugh is mouth on the left + closed 合he2 on the right. 合he2 means closed and is mouth with something coming out of it on top and mouth below it’s two people kissing as a symbol of “closed”

qianqian deficit

钱qian2 money = gold on the left 金jin (semantic) + crossed halberds on the right 戋jian1(phonetic). Gap/Gaping+Money=Deficit. 金+戋=

qiantiao

qiantiao debt instrument

条tiao2

条tiao2 strip walking on top 夂zhi3, wood on the bottom 木mu4。 Wood here means pattern: Winding strip (“walking” wood e.g. paper, vine, leaves).
Q.uid
I.s

A.rgentinian
N.ote:
T.his
I.s
A.n
O.BLIGATION, DEBT INSTRUMENT, BOND

欠揍qianzou

欠揍qianzou gaping mouth + smash. Smashmouth.

奏zou4=丰feng1+大da4+天tian1=奏zou4 to play.

Big4+Fertile Abundant Crosshatched1=Covering Over Heaven1 =
produce something e.g. music pleasing to heaven and thus also to heaven’s earthly prince, the emperor.
手+奏=揍

歌ge gopnik gege poyut big brother belts out good song

xi3huan1

xihuan baraban happy drumbeat rhymes with yawn. drum on the left (pictogram of a drum)

欢huan1

欢huan1 chorus of owls feeding on the right and singing in joy as a consequence or cause of their feeding frenzy.

又you4 though now a hand is sometimes a simplified form of what used to be an owl in the oracle bone script.

SUBWAYS => SUBSIDE (MSS Decrypt: 地铁)

dirt + double-headed snake + gold + failure = UNDERGROUND

dietie is a subway alright and by all means avoid the two headed snakes on the underground!

土+ 也 = 地)+ (金 + 失 = )=

Exercise: encipher CARRY4 LAMB  without using 带; do not encode.
Crib: Tones.
Hopefully when she FINALLY stands down the madness will also subside. She’s incompetent and has consistently only made matters worse.

How to learn Chinese characters (hanzi 汉字)

System: Started out by focusing on the kangxi radicals, once I understood those 213 characters reiterated form (including abbreviated forms) ALL the other characters. I then figured out that there are pictographs, ideographs, picto-semantic picto-phonetic characters. Then I discovered Bai Shuangfa’s hanzi gong 白双发 汉字宫 which confirmed what I figured out. Hanzi gong teaches pictograms first, then ideograms, then associative compound characters, and then picto-phonetic characters. That is definitely the right order to learn characters.
To remember and understand characters I look at their original forms in the oracle bone script 甲骨文 where the pictograms had not yet been simplified and were tougher to write but much easier to read. for that I use chinesecode
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chinesecode&hl=en_US
which is awesome
and hanziyuan.net
which is also very good.
When you understand what the character REALLY depicts what it REALLY means it is MUCH easier to remember the characters meaning. Then it’s just a matter of remembering pronunciation, for which I use mnemonics such as:

Bearskin’s
Impressive
Attire
Outside TO SHOW DEMONSTRATE OUTSIDE EXTERIOR biao.
Biao3 is literally a bearskin coat. It’s figuratively the idea of such clothing which is impressive, exterior, i.e. to show demonstrate display

Quelle
Is
A
Narrow SHALLOW STREAM SUPERFICIAL SWORDSTREAM qian.
Jian1 is a river on the left and crossed swords on the right; SWORDSTREAM.

A List of Chinese pictographs

Believe it or not these are all pictograms: Highly stylized and simplified pictures of literal objects. Pictograms are the basis of Chinese; the pictograms are then recombined to form associative compound characters (“a meeting of ideas”), aka picto-semantic characters and then the much larger set of picto-phonetic characters (aka phono-semantic characters).

 

























西


齿



鹿


Who am I? A talking bird 谁, the sun at dawn, upright, once stopped on high. 是

Chinese characters are fundamentally pictures but what is depicted is rarely immediately obvious because of simplification, reuse of pictorial elements to represent different things, and the combination of pictures to express complex abstract concepts.
Most of the purported explanations about the characters in this series are wrong.

你Ni3 is two abbreviated stick figures 人ren2 (on the left and top) with 小xiao small on the lower right. Three small dots as a symbol of the idea of small). 你ni3 It may be a picture of a crossbow seen from the top.

是shi4 is the sun 日ri4 at dawn 旦dan4 on top of “upright” 正zheng4 which is composed of 一one yi2 (sideways Roman numeral I) and “stop”止zhi3 which is composed of vertical 1 and “high”上 是shi4日ri4正zheng4一yi1止zhi3上shang4
I AM THE SUN AT DAWN, UPRIGHT, ONCE STANDING HIGH AND STILL

谁shei2 is a person speaking on the left (“i”) with a short-tailed bird on the right 隹zhui1 the bird’s head is on the top left we are looking at it from the side the four horizontal lines are the wing and tail feathers. The bird here tells us shei sounds like zhui1隹.

By breaking down Chinese characters into their elements and then describing them you can easily unravel their logic! Chinese characters are easy and fun! YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO ALL YOUR LIFE ABOUT THEM but not by me!

And now you will easily remember AM in Chinese is the sun+dawn+upright+one+stop+high. It’s a person standing up at dawn he EXISTS he IS.

小大中 small big middle are symbols so three dots are small 小xiao3 a guy standing up with his arm’s outstrechted is big 大 and a line through the middle of a square is middle.

提ti2 is the hand on the left with 是shi am on the right. So there I AM at DAWN 旦dan UPRIGHT 正zheng STOPPED by a a HIGH 上shang wall RAISING My HAND 手shou3

琴 stringed instruments what sounds like 令ling4 (ZERO) and has strings? 琴qin2 Here the two 王wang4 on top indeed represent the strings.

紫竹林中 within the violet bamboo forest
观自在,seeing one’s self therein
护法龙女与善财 guard the law dragon girl, gentle justice, prosperity.
救苦救难救世界 save the sorrowful, rescue in hardship, save the world
大慈大悲善门开 great compassion, great sorrow, open the gates of gentle justice

 

“Our God is none other than the Chinese people.” Mao Zedong

In “Rules for Radicals” Alinsky teaches a good radical tactic is to point out your opponent’s statements — and then make them live up to them. When you prove your opponent cannot keep his word, cannot live up to the things he himself claimed to believe in or want — you win.

竹林 within the violet bamboo forest
观自在 seeing one’s self therein
与善 guard the law dragon girl, gentle justice, prosperity.
救世界 save the sorrowful, rescue in hardship, save the world.
great compassion, great sorrow, open the gates of gentle justice.

Two countries, one system?

第八集〔歌調:前世今生〕

Encipher: 厌倦yan4juan and 厌恶yan4wu4

厌倦yan4juan  厌恶yan4wu4

犬quan3

big bad dog mean and mad war dog hunting dog
Q.uite
U.gly
A.nd
N.asty VICIOUS GUARD DOG BIG DOG WAR DOG HUNTING HOUND

Image big 大 dog with a slab of meat. Don’t try to take it from him.

厂 chang3 han3

C.liff
H.ere
A.nd
N.ow
G.ood
FACTORY, CLIFF

厌yan4

what’s a big bad dog under a cliff with a slab of meat? a HATEFUL guard dog that’s what!
Y.appy
A.ggressive
N.asty HATEFUL (junk yard guard dog as symbol of HATE)

卷juan3 =

da4 big covering on top 大
it’s a man with outstretched arms showing us how BIG that fish was +
卩jie2 seal i.e. royal stamp underneath transformed a bit to better depict
a SCROLL or ROLLED UP FLAT OBJECT

卷juan3

scroll, roll up, book volume chapter

倦juan4

tired. person on the left 人ren scroll on the right 卷juan3。 TIRED of reading writing working in the royal library? Too bad.
Must check pleco again for that distorted da characer on top. I think it’s da+feng as the idea of “all-covering”.

yan4juan3 FED UP WITH, SICK AND TIRED OF

业ye4

Y.es
E.xtremely INDUSTRIOUS

亚ya4

Y.et
A.ctually INFERIOR

恶e3 e4 wu4

E.xcrement e3 DISGUSTING

E.VIL e4 EVIL HATE

W.orst
U.nspeakably VICIOUS FEROCIOUS EVIL

厌恶 yan4wu4

LOATHESOME

Encipher:
I am tired of migration problems and utterly disgusted by the murder of migrants.

生sheng1 EnCIphEREd

生sheng1

S.prout
H.ealthy
E,ternal
N.ew
G.ermination
SPROUT LIFE LIVE GROW GIVE BIRTH!

生sheng1 is the image of a plant freshly sprouting from the earth. We are looking at it from the side. Line on the bottom is the earth/horizong. Vertical line is the Stalk.

歹 dai3 EVIL

牛头
gua niu2 tou2 mai ma rou
Literally “to hang an ox head and sell horsemeat” i.e. to cheat customers.

歹 Dai3 Evil Wicked Bad

This is the image of bones, specifically of the scapula (shoulderblade). It is a symbol of the idea of BAD EVIL
Dai Stands For Evil

D.ead
A.bducted
I.mmigrants. EVIL.

D.eath
A.bominations
I.llness EVIL wIckeD bAD

歹dai3毒du2

Dai Du means POISON
On top is 主zhu3 a candle mounted on a pillar as representation of the MASTER LORD OWNER
Beneath is Mother 母mu3 (pictogram).
Image: A Mother bringing melted wax POISON to kill her own child! Very very EVIL 歹

餐can1

歹dai3 bones on the top left
又you4 hand on the right
良liang2 food CAN on the bottom
When you eat meat you use your hands to pick the bones out of the stewpot. Kinda evil.

C.runchy
A.limentation
N.ow EAT MEAL

死si3

Death. Death is Evil.
歹dai3 Evil on the left, 匕bi3 dagger on the right 一yi one on top.
ONE DAGGAR=DEATH. EVIL!

S.trangle
I.t DEAD DEATH

残can2

歹dai3 on the left
戋jian1 crossed blades of fighting warriors on the right
C.ompletely
A.nnihilated
N.ow DESTROY ELIMINATE DECIMATE CRUEL OPPRESSIVE SAVAGE BRUTAL

刺ci4 STAB STAB RIPPITY STAB

C.ut
I.t PiERcE cUT STiNG THORN PRicK

on the left is 朿ci4 STAB which is a picture of a thorn bush seen from the front.
The 冂jiong1 cover in the middle depicts the thorns on the 木mu4 tree or bush. The sword 刀dao1 on the right of 刺ci4 makes clear that what is stabbing here is something metal.

 

chui1 niu2

To blow one’s own horn, literally to blow a cow.

我的肚子饿楼!

 

街jie1 = 行xing2 + 鞋xie2

行xing2
is a cross roads. Memory trick: A CROSSWALK IS A PED XING
What do you have when you have a pair of shoes in a crossroads? a street! The middle part is two 土tu3 but here they represent two pair of shoes. 鞋xie2 means shoes! 革ge2 is a picture of a flayed and splayed leather hide, it’s on the left. Hanging jade most excellent on the right.

挂gua4 hanging

G.ravitationally
U.pright
A.nd HANGING

佳jia1 excellent.

J.ade
I.s
A.mazingly EXCELLENT

街jie1 is a crossroads seen from the sky with a pair of footprints in it!

狂kuang2

Like the lion A King of the jUNGle WILD
K.ing
U.nder
A.nimals
N.ow
G.oes WILD

逛guang4

walking on the left+wild on the right = STROLLING
G.one
U.nderground
A.nd
N.ow
G.oing STROLLING

jie1guang4  = shopping.

DECODING SHENG 胜 VICTORY: MSS DECRYPT

This sheng4 means victory.
S.he
H.ears
E.veryone,
E.ternal
N.ight
G.oddess
胜 is originally the image of a boat on the left, which was simplified into the crescent moon. Hanzi may be recycled to depict different things. Here, 月 moon  is being used as a picture of a boat seen from on top. See also:  舟zhou1 船chuan2. In  zhou2 and chuan2 the boat character has not been simplified or somehow compared to a changeable luminous heavenly body or a human or other animal’s body.

The green sprouting plant on the right 生sheng1 is not only phonetic, it too is simplified. One view is it is originally the HANDS of the HELMSMAN steering the ship on the left. Thus by extension:
THE HANDS OF THE HELMSMAN STEERS THE SHIP OF STATE TO VICTORY

Crib: EEEMTDTDHD
Another view is that the simplification arose out of the idea that effort 力li4 and insight from omens lead to victory.

In fact, both views are correct. The oracle bone character clearly portrays hands, steering the rudder of a ship. But this was simplified to a still semantically sensible idea of power/effort 力 connected 关guan with insight.

Thus in the early modern view:

The SPROUTING POWER of LIFE emerges TRIUMPHANT
it is this, the power of LIFE, which draws the Ship Of State, to VICTORY!

Notwithstanding allegations of brutality, the police in Hong Kong have continually exhibited remarkable restraint, performing better than those of the United States or even France in the face of comparable situations. Despite the best efforts of Hong Kong’s much maligned police, the government in Hong Kong, namely C. Lam, has not and in my opinion cannot solve the problem it (she) created. Lam and her government have no plan. She must step down.
What is to be done? Democratization. Amnesty. And to use HK as a place for more experiments in local self-governance and democracy, including direct democracy under the rule law for application and emulation in the mainland. China must build the rule of law and democracy on the mainland so as to deter enemies of popular rule and to attract support of all Chinese people.
Hong Kong is the fat goose which lays gold eggs. Beijing knows this so likely won’t give it the ax.
In fact, Hong Kong is Xi’s chance to outmaneuver foreign opponents by taking the high ground of popular self-rule under law. I doubt that will happen but Xi is intelligent and strong so could do that. If he does not then either HK will collapse economically bringing China down (not out), or China will impose a Tiananmen 2.0 which will also flatline the Chinese economy: axing the goose means no more eggs. Either of the bad outcomes, economic collapse in Hong Kong or Tiananmen 2.0 serves the interests of international imperialism and is not in China’s self interest. So Xi faces a problem, but there is a solution: new democracy.

I shall work on our provocative Russian puzzle tomorrow.

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