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, almost 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 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, almost 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago


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+

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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 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, 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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+
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, about 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 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,
almost 3 years ago

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

n

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

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

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 2 years ago

In Stonehenge's kitchen - Mnemonic by Matthias, 11 months ago | add a painting

Words with


he2

neng2

yuan2
nuclear power

ji2

you3

ke3

neng2
extremely possible / probable

ji1

xie4

neng2
mechanical energy

ou1

zhou1

yuan2

zi3

neng2

lian2

ying2
Euratom

shui3

neng2

yuan2
hydroelectric power

mei2

you3

shen2

me5

bu4

ke3

neng2
nothing is impossible / there's nothing impossible about it

mei2

you3

sheng1

yu4

neng2

li4
infertile / unable to have children

huo2

dong4

neng2

li4
mobility / motility

liu2

bian4

neng2

li4
rheology

san1

xiang4

quan2

neng2
triathlon

bu4

yi3

gui1

ju5

,

bu4

neng2

cheng2

fang1

yuan2
without rules, nothing can be done (idiom, from Mencius); one must follow some rules

bu4

ke3

neng2
impossible / cannot / not able

bu4

neng2

di3

kang4
irresistible

bu4

neng2

zi4

yi3
unable to control oneself / to be beside oneself

sheng1

wu4

neng2
bio-energy

sheng1

wu4

zhi4

neng2
biomass

sheng1

yu4

neng2

li4
fertility / ability to have children

jia3

zhuang4

xian4

gong1

neng2

kang4

jin4
hyperthyroidism / abbr. to 甲亢[jia3 kang4]

she4

jiao1

cai2

neng2
social accomplishment

shen2

jing1

guan1

neng2

zheng4
neurosis

ji1

bu4

xiang1

neng2
always at loggerheads (idiom); never able to agree with sb / unable to get on with sb

guan3

li3

gong1

neng2
management function

jing1

shen2

guan1

neng2

zheng4
neurosis

su4

bu4

xiang1

neng2
unable to get along (idiom)

zong3

neng2
total energy

zuan3

bu4

ke3

neng2

de5

shi4
pigs might fly (idiom)

mei3

guo2

neng2

yuan2

bu4
US Department of Energy (DOE)

hao4

neng2
to consume energy / energy consumption

ju4

guang1

tai4

yang2

neng2
concentrating solar power (CSP)

neng2

shang4

neng2

xia4
ready to take any job, high or low

neng2

shen1

neng2

qu1
can bow and submit, or can stand tall (idiom, from Book of Changes); ready to give and take / flexible

neng2

li4

su4

zhi4
quality of capabilities (in ideological education)

neng2

xie3

shan4

suan4
to be literate and numerate (idiom)

neng2

ruo4

neng2

qiang2
to be either weak or strong both have their purpose (idiom)

neng2

gou4
able to do sth / in a position to do sth / same as 能夠|能够

neng2

yuan2

wei1

ji1
energy crisis

neng2

yuan2

duan3

que1
energy shortage

neng2

shi1

shan4

wen2
highly literate / lit. capable at poetry, proficient at prose

neng2

liang4

dai4

xie4
energy metabolism

neng2

liang4

shou3

heng2
conservation of energy

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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