neng2
= n + (e)ng2
to be able to / to be capable of / ability / capability / able / capable / can possibly / (usually used in the negative) to have the possibility of
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Napoleon is for "n-"

This comic introduces Napoleon who serves as mnemonic symbol for the pronunciation initial "n-". We've seen the Stonehenge before representing the pronunciation final "-eng", and the second tone is always "just inside the entrance", so the epic fight between the moon () and Napoleon takes place just inside Stonehenge's entrance.

It is noteworthy that is the only Chinese character pronounced "neng2"! This comic will be the only one involving Napoleon just inside Stonehenge's entrance. We can use this fact to circumvent that the meaning of neng2, "to be able to / to be capable of / ability / ...", cannot be drawn as distinct and unique object, because it's rather an abstract concept. This hinders finding a vivid mnemonic. Nevertheless, we can use the uniqueness of 's pronunciation, represented by Napoleon just inside Stonehenge's entrance, to remember how to write . When I try to remember how to write "neng2", I remember that "neng2" is Napoleon just inside Stonehenge's entrance, fighting with the moon involving two ladles and a fake nose. This doesn't work with characters which share their pronunciation, but we're lucky that it works here.


Composition: 能 = 匕 + 厶 + 月

neng2 =
n + (e)ng2

surname Neng | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

neng2 =
n + (e)ng2

to be able to / to be capable of / ability / capability / able / capable / can possibly / (usually used in the negative) to have the possibility of | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: bicorne hat. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago

Napoleon and the moon are fighting over who's the real Napoleon just inside Stonehenge's entrance. They both wield a ladle each. During the battle, Napoleon destroys the moon's fake nose, while the moon dents Napoleon's bicorne hat. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago


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bi3 =
bi + Ø3

dagger / ladle / ancient type of spoon | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Brynhildr plays a game inside the space station using zero gravity: using a big ladle and a shovel as bats, she beats a banana back and forth. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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丿
+
丿
pie3 =
pi + e3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 4) / see 撇[pie3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 丿

Pocahontas (pi-) is watching a giant banana (丿) inside the Erectheion (-e3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=
丿
+
ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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+

+
mou3 =
m + ou3

old variant of 某[mou3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

si1 =
s + Ø1

old variant of 私[si1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a fake nose! Socrates (s) is wearing his fake nose (厶) in outer space, in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago


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+

+
yue4 =
yu + e4

moon / month / CL:個|个[ge4],輪|轮[lun2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is modelling a moon in the bathroom of the Erechtheion. She uses a stapler to staple a lot of capacitors together to form a moon shape, while the real moon watches over her shoulder. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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+
xx5

Character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A staple, as used in a stapler. Therefore, I will represent this character by a stapler. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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+
er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

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appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

n

Napoleon - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago
(e)ng2

Just inside the entrance of Stonehenge - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago

In Stonehenge's kitchen - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 1 year ago | add a painting

Words with


ke3

neng2
might (happen) / possible / probable / possibility / probability / maybe / perhaps / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 2)

neng2

li4
capability / capable / able / ability / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

gong1

neng2
function / capability (HSK level 5)

neng2

gan4
capable / competent (HSK level 5)

neng2

yuan2
energy / power source / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

nan2

neng2

ke3

gui4
rare and precious / valuable / remarkable (HSK level 6)

li4

suo3

neng2

ji2
as far as one's capabilities extend (idiom); to the best of one's ability / within one's powers (HSK level 6)

xing4

neng2
function / performance (HSK level 6)

wu2

neng2

wei2

li4
impotent (idiom) / powerless / helpless (HSK level 6)

ben3

neng2
instinct (HSK level 6)

ji4

neng2
technical ability / skill (HSK level 6)

zhi2

neng2
function / role (HSK level 6)

zhi4

neng2
intelligent / able / smart (phone, system, bomb etc) (HSK level 6)

neng2

liang4
energy / capabilities (HSK level 6)

tai4

yang2

neng2
solar energy

bu4

neng2
cannot / must not / should not

er3

shu2

neng2

xiang2
what's frequently heard can be repeated in detail (idiom)

guang1

neng2
light energy (e.g. solar)

guan1

neng2
function / capability / sense (i.e. the five senses of sight 視|视, hearing 聽|听, smell 嗅, taste 味 and touch 觸|触) / faculty (i.e. specific ability)

wei4

neng2
cannot / to fail to / unable to

qian2

neng2
potential / hidden capability

xiao4

neng2
efficacy / effectiveness

neng2

yan2

shan4

bian4
glib of tongue (idiom) / eloquent

ke3

neng2

xing4
possibility / probability

ren2

gong1

zhi4

neng2
artificial intelligence (AI)

bu4

neng2

bu4
have to / cannot but

neng2

ge1

shan4

wu3
can sing and dance (idiom); fig. a person of many talents

gao1

xing4

neng2
high performance

ji1

neng2
function

jin3

ke3

neng2
as far as possible / to do one's utmost

di1

neng2
mental deficiency

he2

neng2
nuclear energy

duo1

gong1

neng2
multi-functional / multi-function

di1

neng2

er2
subnormal child / mental defective

neng2

gou4
to be capable of / to be able to / can

te4

yi4

gong1

neng2
supernatural power / extra-sensory perception

ti3

neng2
physical capability / stamina

dong4

neng2
kinetic energy

feng1

neng2
wind power

fu2

she4

neng2
radiation energy (e.g. solar)

Example sentences for

 
how - can - teach - you - properly - train
How am I supposed to properly teach you how to train?
 
But - do - not - know - king - inside the sea - can - go
But is the king able to enter the sea?
 
I, old Sun - go up - heaven - enter - earth - there is no - place - not - able
I fly to the sky, I enter the sea, there is nowhere I cannot go
 
where - have - not - can - go - location
Where is a place I cannot go?
 
this - is - I - control - sea - treasure - you - not - can - take away
This is my treasure to control the waters, you cannot take it away
 
Power - can - vanquish dragons and tigers - move mountains and drain seas
It is in his power to vanquish dragons and tigers, to move mountains and to drain seas
 
have not - king - command - who - too - cannot - go
Without an order from the king no one can go

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