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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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


shi4

neng2
potential energy

jie2

neng2

deng1
compact fluorescent lamp (CFL)

re4

neng2
heat energy

yi4

neng2
different function

neng2

ren2
capable person / Homo habilis, extinct species of upright East African hominid

chan3

neng2
production capacity

neng2

qu1

neng2

shen1
can bow and submit, or can stand tall (idiom, from Book of Changes); ready to give and take / flexible

sheng1

chan3

neng2

li4
manufacturing ability / production capacity

jing1

ming2

neng2

gan4
able and efficient

cai2

neng2
talent / ability / capacity

wu2

neng2
incompetence / inability / incapable / powerless

gao1

neng2
high energy

ai4

mo4

neng2

zhu4
unable to help however much one would like to (idiom); Although we sympathize, there is no way to help you. / My hands are tied.

zhi3

neng2
can only / obliged to do sth / to have no other choice

wan4

neng2
omnipotent / all-purpose / universal

cheng3

neng2
to show off one's ability / to boast one's merits

neng2

shou3
expert

shu2

neng2

sheng1

qiao3
with familiarity you learn the trick (idiom); practice makes perfect

neng2

nai4
ability / capability

yuan2

zi3

neng2
atomic energy

hua4

xue2

neng2
chemical energy

quan2

neng2
power

neng2

shuo1

hui4

dao4
can talk really well (idiom); the gift of the gab

jie2

neng2
to save energy / energy-saving

gong1

neng2

xing4
functionality

shui3

neng2
hydroelectric power

neng2

jian4

du4
visibility

dian4

neng2
electrical energy

quan2

neng2
omnipotent / all-round / strong in every area

yu4

ba4

bu4

neng2
want to stop but can't (idiom, from Analects); find it impossible to give up

wu2

suo3

bu4

neng2
omnipotent

neng2

fou3
whether or not / can it or can't it / is it possible?

ge4

jin4

suo3

neng2
each does his utmost (idiom) / from each according to his means

neng2

zhe3

duo1

lao2
abler people do more work (idiom); It is because you are so capable that we (or they) leave everything to you.

neng2

dong4

xing4
initiative / active role

neng2

shi4
particular abilities / one's forte

neng2

ji2
energy level

shu2

neng2

sheng1

qiao3
practice makes perfect

fu4

nu:3

neng2

ding3

ban4

bian1

tian1
Woman can hold up half the sky / fig. nowadays, women have an equal part to play in society

fang2

gong1

hai4

neng2
to constrain and limit successful, capable people

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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