shi2
= sh + Ø2
ten / 10
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The premature manifestation of

It turns out that the character for "ten" is so simple, we'll even use it as a component in one character, which will be a component in another one, which will then be a component for the character for "five". Phew!

The pronunciation of this character is (save for the tone) fully represented by Sherlock Holmes, so we write the pronunciation as "shØ2", where "Ø2" represents the entrance of the space station. We already saw something happening in the entrance of the space station—remember? Albert Einstein? Sun Wukong? The ultimate showdown?

The next character is a very common one, plus we will finally see what's it like inside the space station.


Composition: 十 = 一 + 丨

shi2 =
sh + Ø2

ten / 10 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh-) is investigating a very strange thing, which just arrived at the entrance of the space station (-2): A big pyramid made of ten (十) crosses (十), which are in turn made out of flutes (一) and dinosaur bones (丨). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


=

+
yi1 =
y + Ø1

one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) plays her flute (一) in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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+
gun3 =
gu + (e)n3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a dinosaur bone when it appears in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

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appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

Pronunciation: Gorodish elements and their mnemonics (what's this?)

sh

"sh" is for Sherlock Holmes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Ø2

Just insite the space station's entrance - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


shi2

fen1
to divide into ten equal parts / very / hundred percent / completely / extremely / utterly / absolutely (HSK level 4)

shi2

zu2
ample / complete / hundred percent / a pure shade (of some color) (HSK level 6)

shi2

zi4

lu4

kou3
crossroads / intersection

shi2
亿
yi4
one billion / giga-

ba1

shi2
eighty / 80

shi2

er4

zhi3

chang2
duodenum

shi2

yi1

yue4
November / eleventh month (of the lunar year)

er4

shi2
twenty / 20

qi1

shi2
seventy / 70

shi2

zi4

jun1
crusaders / army of crusaders / the Crusades

shi2

jiu3
nineteen / 19

shi2

er4
twelve / 12

shi2

jin4

zhi4
decimal

shi2

san1

ri4
thirteenth day of a month

shi2

er4

yue4
December / twelfth month (of the lunar year)

ji3

shi2
亿
yi4
several billion

shu4

shi2
亿
yi4
several billion

san1

shi2
thirty / 30

jiu3

shi2
ninety

qi1

lao3

ba1

shi2
in one's seventies (age) / very old (of people)

shi2

er4

yue4

fen4
December

shi2

zi4

jia4
cross / crucifix / yoke one has to endure

shi2

quan2

shi2

mei3
complete and beautiful / to be perfect (idiom)

shi2

fen1

zhi1

yi1
one tenth

wu3

guang1

shi2

se4
brilliant colors

wu3

shi2
fifty

shi2

wu3
fifteen / 15

shi2

wan4
hundred thousand

shi2

wan4

huo3

ji2
most urgent / post-haste / express

si4

shi2
forty / 40

shi2

ji3
more than ten / a dozen or more

yi1

mu4

shi2

hang2
ten lines at a glance (idiom) / to read very rapidly

bai3

shi2
a hundred or so

shi2

you3

ba1

jiu3
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority

he2

shi2
to put one's palms together (in prayer or greeting)

hong2

shi2

zi4
Red Cross

shi2

si4

hang2

shi1
sonnet

yi1

wu3

yi1

shi2
lit. count by fives and tens (idiom); to narrate systematically and in full detail

shi2

zi4
cross road / cross-shaped / crucifix / the character ten

shi2

ba1
eighteen / 18

Example sentences for

 
we - king - earlier - fly - hundred thousand - eight thousand - li - (le)
Our king has already flown 108 000 li
 
that - devil - monkey - has - 72 - variations
That devil monkey has 72 transformations
 
order - you - lead - 100 000 - celestial troops and generals
I order you to lead 100 000 celestial troops and generals
 
you - violate - ten - fierce - big - crime
You committed 10 major crimes

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