Halloween

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huān
merry

=

又 + 欠
right hand + lack
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This is Merry the pirate who lacks a right hand.

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zōu
Zou

=

刍 + X阝
flying witch + city walls
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The flying witch Zou circles the city walls.

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chè
pitchfork

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*devil's pitchfork

=

丷 + 屮
horns + pitchfork
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A devil's pitchfork is often depicted with horns.

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hasten

=

走 + 刍chú
walk + flying witch
Character Notes

The witch is walking along and then in order to hasten to her destination, jumps on her broom and flies away.


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shà
goblin

=

刍 + 攵 + 灬
flying witch + taskmaster + cooking fire
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This goblin is cooked up by a flying witch who orders him to disturb the trick-or-treaters.

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zhòu
wrinkles

=

刍 + 皮
flying witch + covering
Character Notes

This flying (old) witch is covered with wrinkles.

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chú
*flying witch

=

⺈ + 彐
mask + broom
Character Notes

This costumed witch flies on a magic broom.

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xié
wicked

=

牙yá + 阝
tooth + city walls
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Dreaming about a wicked dentist’s ghost, who lurks by the city walls at night, waiting for victims from whom he can extract a tooth.

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*mask

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gāo
tall

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亠 + 口 + 冂 + 口
top hat + mouth + hood + mouth
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This is a tall man costume with someone on someone else’s shoulders. The guy on top wears a top hat to make him even taller. The guy on the bottom wears a hood to cover his face.

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jiǔ
long time, *mummy

=

勹 + 人
bound up + person
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This person has been bound up for a long time.

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witch

=

工 + 人 + 人
work/I-beam + person + person
Character Notes

witch cursed 2 people to forever carry I-beams OR a witch “works” on people OR This looks like a witch doctor with two voodoo dolls hanging on the inside of her cape.

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shāng
salesman

=

亠 + 丷 + 冏
top hat + horns + dementor
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This is an evil salesman that wears a top hat to cover his horns and disguise his soul-sucking dementor-ness.

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liè
line up

=

歹 + 刂
carcass + sword
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Zombies lining up with swords.

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guǐ
ghost

=

丶 + 田 + 儿 + 厶
drop + field + human legs + monument
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This ghost maybe has a top knot on the sheet with human legs showing out the bottom. Maybe a Washington monument is chained to one leg?

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zhuàng
robust

=

丬qiáng + 士
turtle + soldier
Character Notes

a teenage mutant ninja turtle OR With his turtle-like armor, this soldier looks quite robust.

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zēng
increase [v.]

=

土 + 曾céng
soil + gremlin
Character Notes

Soil, instead of water, causes these gremlins to increase.

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liè
intense

=

列liè + 灬
line up + cooking fire
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Intense scene: zombies lined up with swords with flames under their feet.

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dǎi
malicious, *carcass

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alternative breakdown: 一+夕 ceiling + evening, haunted house: carcass hanging from the ceiling in the evening

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sōu
search [v.]

=

扌 + 叟sǒu
hand + skeleton
Character Notes

A hand is searching around in the dark and finds a skeleton.

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mào
risk [v.]

=

冂 + 二 + 目mù
hood + two + eye
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This is a burglar (taking a risk) with just 2 slits in his hood for his eyes.

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demon

=

麻má + 鬼
hemp + ghost
Character Notes

Maybe the ghost removes his sheet to smoke weed and reveals a demon face.

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zhuāng
attire

=

壮zhuàng + 衣
robust + clothing
Character Notes

A teenage mutant ninja turtle puts on a suit coat?

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death

=

歹 + 匕
carcass + spoon/person sitting
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This is death personified, someone sitting slumped over dead.

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xiàn
trap

=

⺈ + 臼
mask + rib cage
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This is a Halloween trap (maybe a pit, a large mouse trap?). Somehow include a mask and rib cage.

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jiù
*rib cage

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derivative: 叟 *skeleton

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sǒu
*skeleton

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picture of a rib cage, spine and pelvic bones Or alternatively: 臼+丨+又 rib cage + stick + right hand

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céng
formerly, *gremlin

=

丷 + ee + 曰
horns + evil eyes + sayeth
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This is a picture of just the gremlin’s head with a big wide grinning mouth.

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jiong
*dementor

=

冂 + 2丶 + 口
hood + 2 drops + mouth
Character Notes

This is a dementor with sunken eyes and mouth.

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anxious

=

刍 + 心
flying witch + heart
Character Notes

A witch flies by and you immediately feel anxious.

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líng
spirit

=

彐 + 火
broom + fire
Character Notes

spirits dancing around the fire with brooms

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zhēng
contend

=

⺈ + 肀
mask + rake
Character Notes

This is a contentious hockey player with a mask and a rake.

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guī
tortoise

=

⺈ + 电
mask + electricity
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This is a tortoise costume that lights up.

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rabbit

=

⺈ + 口 + 儿 + 丶
mask + “chest” + human legs + drop
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Surely you can think of a kind of bunny with a large chest and human legs.

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color [n.]

=

⺈ + 巴
mask + boa
Character Notes

This is “Rainboa”—a colorful masked snake.

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