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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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


tang3

neng2

ru2

ci3
if it is possible (idiom)

yuan2

yu3

yan2

neng2

li4
metalinguistic ability

guang1

neng2

he2

cheng2
photosynthesis

nei4

neng2
internal energy

quan2

zhi1

quan2

neng2
omniscient and omnipotent

zai4

sheng1

neng2

yuan2
renewable energy source

li4

ta1

neng2
Ritalin (brand name) / methylphenidate (stimulant drug used to treat ADHD) / also written 利他林[Li4 ta1 lin2]

gong1

neng2

tuan2
functional group (chemistry)

gong1

neng2

xing4

ci2

gong4

zhen4

cheng2

xiang4
functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

gong1

neng2

mo2

kuai4
functional module

gong1

neng2

ci2

gong4

zhen4

cheng2

xiang4

shu4
functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

gong1

neng2

qun2
functional group

gong1

neng2

biao3
menu (software)

gong1

neng2

ci2
function word

gong1

neng2

ji2
function library

bo2

qi3

gong1

neng2

zhang4

ai4
erectile dysfunction (ED)

dong4

neng2

che1
non-petrol vehicle (e.g. hydrogen powered etc)

sheng4

ren4

neng2

li4
competency

lao2

dong4

neng2

li4
ability to work

shi2

xiang4

quan2

neng2
decathlon

yuan2

zi3

neng2

fa1

dian4

zhan4
atomic power station

shan4

neng2
to be good at

guo2

ji4

yuan2

zi3

neng2

ji1

gou4
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

di4

re4

neng2
geothermal energy

zhi2

zheng4

neng2

li4
governing capacity

duo1

gong1

neng2

biao3
multifunction meter (e.g. for gas and electricity supply)

you3

neng2

li4
able

da4

zhang4

fu5

neng2

qu1

neng2

shen1
A leader can submit or can stand tall as required. / ready to give and take / flexible

da4

xue2

xue2

ke1

neng2

li4

ce4

yan4
General Scholastic Ability Test (college entrance exam in Taiwan)

da4

neng2
almighty

tai4

yang2

neng2

ban3
solar panel

tai4

yang2

neng2

dian4

chi2
solar cell

qi2

neng2
special ability

qi2

neng2

yi4

shi4
extraordinary hero with special abilities / martial arts super-hero

du4

neng2

hai4

xian2
jealous of the able, envious of the clever (idiom)

du4

xian2

ji4

neng2
to envy the virtuous and talented (idiom)

fang2

gong1

hai4

neng2
to constrain and limit successful, capable people

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

shu2

neng2

sheng1

qiao3
practice makes perfect

guan1

neng2

tuan2
functional group (chemistry)

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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