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在 zài

at, in,on,to exist,in the middle of doing something,(indicating an action in progress)

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现(現) xiàn

Pictophonetic - exists on earth 土, 才 provides sound 土(earth)

刻 kè

王(jade)

to carve,to engrave,to cut,quarter (hour), moment,oppressive, (classifier for short time

点(點) diân

Pictophonetic - Carve with a knife 刂. 亥 provides the sound 刂(knife)

呀 ya

灬(fire)

(particle equivalent to after a vowel, expressing surprise or doubt)

口(mouth)

fast,quick,swift,rapid, soon,speedy

课(課)

kuài

忄(heart)

讠(speech)

bed,couch,framework, chassis

chuáng

广(shelter)

point,dot,speck,drop, decimal point,point of a scale,point in a theory or argument,downwardsPictophonetic - Fire 灬 suggests the meaning while 占 provides the pronunciation.

(interjection) hey!, look out!, why? etc

Pictophonetic - Mouth 口 suggests the meaning while 艾 provides the pronunciation.

subject,class,lesson, classwork

kè Pictophonetic - Heart 忄 with the phonetic component 夬

Pictophonetic - Jade 王 indicates the meaning while 见 provides the sound

äi

Pictphonetic - Mouth 口 with the phonetic component 牙 口(mouth)

appear,present,now, existing,current,manifest, become visible

qî Pictograph - Picture of a wooden 木 bed with a canopy 广

走(walk)

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Pictophonetic - Speech 讠 suggests the meaning while 果 provides the pronunciation.

to rise,to raise,to get up,to initiate (action),to go up, to begin,classifier for cases or unpredictable Pictophonetic - Walk 走 suggests the meaning while 巳 provides the pronunciation.

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来(來)

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to come,coming, arrive, return,future,later on, next

lái

fën fèn Pictograph - Simplified form of 來, picture of a wheat plant

木(tree)

机(機)

Ideograph - separate 八 with a knife 刀 刀(knife)

machine,opportunity, secret,desk,moment

飞(飛)

木(tree)

bàn

飞(fly)

half,semi-,incomplete, (after a number) and a half,half

十(ten)

châng cháng 土(earth)

出 chü

凵(open box)

刂(knife)

open space,threshing floor,field,a stage,a farm, market Pictophonetic - Simplified form of 場, earth 土 with 昜 (phonetic)

to go out,to come out,to occur,to produce,to go beyond,to rise,to put forth,to occur,to happen, Pictograph - Picture of a foot 屮 coming out of a container 凵

Pictograph - Simplified form of 飛, picture of wings 飞 of a flying 升 bird

to arrive, go to (a place), until (a time),up to,to go

dào

Ideograph - A cow 牛 splits eight 八 in half

场(場)

fly,go quickly,dart,high

fëi Pictophonetic - A desk made of wood 木, 几 provides sound

to divide,to separate,to allocate,to distinguish (good and bad),part or subdivision,fraction,one

Pictophonetic - Arrive 至 indicates the meaning while 刂 provides the sound

to go away,to leave,to remove, to depart

厶(private)

差 chä chà chäi cï

Ideograph - Speak 厶(variant of 口) with a leaving person 土(altered shape of a person)

difference,discrepancy,to differ,error,to err,to make a mistake,nearly, almost Ideograph - A sheep 羊 cannot do a good work 工

工(work)

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锻(鍛)

forge,wrought,to discipline,temper,refine

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发(髮)

duàn

钅(metal)

fä fà Pictophonetic - Metal 钅 suggests the meaning while 段 provides the pronunciation.

wash,rinse,clean,purify, bathe

氵(water)

Pictophonetic - Simplified form 髮, bow 弓 with phonetic 癹 又(again)

炼(煉)

Pictophonetic - Water 氵 suggests the meaning while 先 provides the pronunciation.

火(fire)

sleep,doze

Pictophonetic - Eye 目 suggests the meaning while 垂 provides the pronunciation.

early,soon,morning

氵(water)

觉(覺)

wash,bath,bathe

Pictophonetic - Water 氵 suggests the meaning while 喿 provides the pronunciation.

to wake up from sleep;a nap,a sleep,conscious

jiào jué Ideograph - Sun日 rising

日(sun)

见(see)

11 a.m.-1 p.m.,7th earthly branch,noon

xià Pictograph - Picture of a pestle for grinding grains

十(ten)

Pictophonetic - Fire 火 suggests the meaning while the right component (simplified form of 柬) provides the

zâo

zâo

smelt,refine,distill, condense

liàn

shuì

目(eye)

hair,to send out,to show (one's feeling),to issue,to develop,(classifier for gunshots, "rounds")

Pictophonetic - Picture of eyelash 小 with closed 冖 eyes. 见 provides the pronunciation.

down,downwards,below, lower,later,next (week etc),second (of two parts), to decline,to go down Ideograph - indicating below the line 一 or heaven 一

一(one)

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night,dark,in night,by night

夕(night)

evening,night,late

wân Ideograph - Night is when people 亻 stay indoors 亠 in dark 夕

日(sun)

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Pictophonetic - Sun 日 suggests the meaning while 免 provides the pronunciation.

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