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Luo [Sep. 14th, 2006|12:06 am]
Chinese Character a Day

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Current Theme: Characters with the element 各 gè (ge4)



luò (luo4) [proper name or phonetic element]


  • commonly found in the compounds: 洛杉磯 luòshānjī (luo4 shan1 ji1) Los Angeles; 日洛 rìluò (ri4 luo4) sunset
  • radical: no. 85 水 (water) (shuǐ) (shui3)
  • mnemonic: [This is mostly a phonetic and proper name, so I'd just memorize it by rote.]
  • total strokes traditional (simplified): 9 (9)
  • frequency: [My sources disagree on how common this character is. According to one source it is one of the 1,000 most common. According to the other it is not among the 3,000 most common. I think it may depend on whether you count proper names in the total.]
  • stroke-order animation:



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strategy; to omit [Sep. 13th, 2006|01:52 am]
Chinese Character a Day

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Current Theme: Characters with the element 各 gè (ge4)



lüè (lüe4) strategy; to omit


  • commonly found in the compounds: 侵略 qīn lüè (qin1 lüe4) to invade; 忽略 hū lüè (hu1 lüe4) to overlook
  • radical: no. 102 田 (field) (tián) (tian2)
  • mnemonic: Each 各 field 田 will be invaded 略.
  • total strokes traditional (simplified): 11 (11)
  • frequency: 888th most common character
  • stroke-order animation:



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dew; to expose [Sep. 9th, 2006|12:05 am]
Chinese Character a Day

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Current Theme: Characters with the element 各 gè (ge4)



lù (lu4) dew; to expose


  • commonly found in the compounds: 暴露 pùlù (pu4 lu4) to expose; 露水 lùshuǐ (lu4 shui3) dew
  • radical: no. 173 雨 (rain) (yǔ) (yu3)
  • mnemonic: Imagine the dew exposed 露 because of the rain 雨 on the road 路.
  • total strokes traditional (simplified): 21 (21)
  • frequency: 915th most common character
  • hear Mandarin dialect character pronunciation
  • stroke-order animation:



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road [Sep. 7th, 2006|12:05 am]
Chinese Character a Day

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Current Theme: Characters with the element 各 gè (ge4)



lù (lu4) road


  • commonly found in the compounds: 道路 dàolù (dao4 lu4) road; 路徑 lùjìng (lu4 jing4) path; 路程 lùchéng (lu4 cheng2) distance travelled
  • radical: no. 157. 足 (foot) (zú) (zu2)
  • mnemonic: Imagine each 各 foot 足 walking down the road 路.
  • total strokes traditional (simplified): 13 (13)
  • frequency: 195th most common character
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  • stroke-order animation:



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forehead [Sep. 5th, 2006|12:27 am]
Chinese Character a Day

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Current Theme: Characters with the element 各 gè (ge4)



é (e2) forehead


  • commonly found in the compounds: 額頭 étóu (e2 tou2) forehead; 額外 éwài (e2 wai4) extra, additional
  • radical: no. 181 頁/页 (face) (yè) (ye4)
  • mnemonic: [Any suggestions?]
  • total strokes traditional (simplified): 18 (15)
  • frequency: 919th most common character
  • hear Mandarin dialect character pronunciation
  • stroke-order animation:



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guest [Sep. 3rd, 2006|12:23 am]
Chinese Character a Day

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Current Theme: Characters with the element 各 gè (ge4)



kè (ke4) guest


  • commonly found in the compounds: 客氣 kèqì (ke4 qi4) polite; 客觀 kèguān (ke4 guan1) objective; 客人 kèrén (ke4 ren2) guest
  • radical: no. 40 宀 (roof) (mián) (mian2)
  • mnemonic: [Any suggestions?]
  • total strokes traditional (simplified): 9 (9)
  • frequency: 402nd most common character
  • hear Mandarin dialect character pronunciation
  • stroke-order animation:



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bones [Sep. 2nd, 2006|12:19 am]
Chinese Character a Day

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Current Theme: Characters with the element 各 gè (ge4)



gé (ge2) bones


  • commonly found in the compounds: 骨骼 gǔgé (gu3 ge2) skeleton
  • radical: no. 188 骨 (bone) (gǔ) (gu3)
  • mnemonic: The bones 骨 of each 各 part of the body make up the skeleton 骼.
  • total strokes traditional (simplified): 16 (16)
  • frequency: 3459th most common character
  • hear Mandarin dialect character pronunciation
  • no stroke-order animation available


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to lay aside [Sep. 1st, 2006|12:05 am]
Chinese Character a Day

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Current Theme: Characters with the element 各 gè (ge4)



gē (ge1) to lay aside


  • commonly found in the compounds: 擱置 gēzhì (ge1 zhi4) to put aside, to shelve; 耽擱 dāngē (dan1 ge1) to delay; 擱下 gēxià (ge1 xia4) to put aside, to lay down
  • radical: no. 64 手 (hand) (shǒu) (shou3)
  • mnemonic: The hand 手 beside the chamber 閣 stops 擱 the door.
  • total strokes traditional (simplified): 17 (12)
  • frequency: 2668th most common character
  • hear Mandarin dialect character pronunciation
  • stroke-order animation:



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chamber [Aug. 31st, 2006|12:04 am]
Chinese Character a Day

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Current Theme: Characters with the element 各 gè (ge4)



gé (ge2) chamber


  • commonly found in the compounds: 閣下 géxià (ge2 xia4) Your Excellency; 閣樓 gélóu (ge2 lou2) attic; 內閣 nèigé (nei4 ge2) (government) cabinet; 閣員 géyuán (ge2 yuan2) cabinet member
  • radical: no. 169 門/门 (gate) (mén) (men2)
  • mnemonic: Each 各 gate 門 opens onto a chamber 閣.
  • total strokes traditional (simplified): 14 (9)
  • frequency: 1799th most common character
  • hear Mandarin dialect character pronunciation
  • stroke-order animation:



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standard [Aug. 30th, 2006|02:04 am]
Chinese Character a Day

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Current Theme: Characters with the element 各 gè (ge4)



gé (ge2) standard


  • commonly found in the compounds: 格式 géshì (ge2 shi4) format; 格言 géyán (ge2 yan2) aphorism; 表格 biǎogé (biao3 ge2) form, table
  • radical: no. 75 木 (tree) (mù) (mu4)
  • mnemonic: Imagine a wooden 木 tool which is a standard 格 for each 各 thing.
  • total strokes traditional (simplified): 10 (10)
  • frequency: 409th most common character
  • hear Mandarin dialect character pronunciation
  • stroke-order animation:



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