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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+

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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


neng2

liang4

shou3

heng2

ding4

lu:4
the law of conservation of energy

neng2

yuan4

dong4

ci2
optative verb

shen4

gong1

neng2
kidney function

liang2

zhi1

liang2

neng2
instinctive understanding, esp. of ethical issues (idiom); untrained, but with an inborn sense of right and wrong / innate moral sense

wan4

neng2

qu1

chi3
universal bevel (to measure angles)

wan4

neng2

geng3
Airedale terrier

wan4

neng2

geng3

quan3
Airedale terrier

wan4

neng2

yao4

shi5
master key / skeleton key / passkey

chu3

li3

neng2

li4
processing capability / throughput

ren4

shi5

bu4

neng2
agnosia

yu3

yan2

neng2

li4
verbal ability

du2

xie3

neng2

li4
literacy

rang4

xian2

yu3

neng2
to step aside and give a more worthy person a chance (idiom)

zhu1

wu4

neng2
Zhu Bajie 豬八戒|猪八戒[Zhu1 Ba1 jie4] or Zhu Wuneng, Pigsy or Pig (in Journey to the West)

pin2

jian4

bu4

neng2

yi2
not shaken by poverty / to preserve one's ambitions although destitute

xian2

neng2
sage

chao1

neng2

li4
superpower / extrasensory perception

zai4

zhong4

neng2

li4
weight-carrying capacity

guo4

er2

neng2

gai3

,

shan4

mo4

da4

yan1
If one can change after making a mistake, there is nothing better (idiom)

zhong1

guo2

guo2

jia1

yuan2

zi3

neng2

ji1

gou4
China Atomic Energy Agency (CAEA)

jin1

qian2

wan4

neng2
money is omnipotent (idiom) / with money, you can do anything / money talks

jin1

qian2

fei1

wan4

neng2
money is not omnipotent / money isn't everything / money can't buy you love

qian2

bu4

shi4

wan4

neng2

de5

mei2

qian2

shi4

wan4

wan4

bu4

neng2

de5
Money isn't everything but without money you have nothing. (idiom)

qian2

neng2

tong1

shen2
money is all-powerful / money can move God

ling2

dian3

neng2
zero-point energy (quantum mechanical vacuum effect)

jing4

zuo4

bu4

neng2
akathisia (condition of restlessness, a side-effect of neuroleptic antipsychotic drug) / unable to sit still / hyperactivity / restlessness

ge2

xin1

neng2

shou3
person of new ideas / innovator

ling3

dao3

neng2

li4
leadership (ability)

gao1

fen1

di1

neng2
high in score but low in ability (as a result of teaching to the test)

gao1

xiao4

neng2
highly efficient / effectivity

gao1

neng2

lie4

xing4

zha4

yao4
high explosive

gao1

neng2

li4

zi3
high energy particle

gao1

neng2

liang4
high energy (physics)

jin1

qian2

bu4

neng2

mai3

lai2

xing4

fu2
money can't buy happiness

zhong1

guo2

he2

neng2

zong3

gong1

si1
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)

wu3

xiang4

quan2

neng2
pentathlon

ren2

fei1

sheng1

er2

zhi1

zhi1

zhe3

,

shu2

neng2

wu2

huo4
Knowledge is not innate to man, how can we overcome doubt? / We are not born with knowledge, how does one achieve maturity? (i.e. without guidance from a teacher - Tang dynasty essayist Han Yu 韓愈|韩愈)

ren4

xian2
使
shi3

neng2
to appoint the virtuous and use the able (idiom); appointment on the basis of ability and integrity

zuo4

zheng4

neng2

li4
competence

jia1

neng2
Canon (Japanese company)

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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