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, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 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,
over 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,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 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,
almost 3 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, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 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, over 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


guan1

neng2

ji1
functional group (chemistry)

ding4

neng2
to be definitely able (to do sth)

fu4

gui4

bu4

neng2

yin2
not corrupted by wealth and honors

zun1

xian2
使
shi3

neng2
to respect talent and make use of ability (Mencius)

feng1

zhi2

shu1

chu1

gong1

neng2
peak power output (of an electrical device etc)

ba1

bu4

neng2

gou4
avid / eager for / longing for / to look forward to

yong1

lu4

wu2

neng2
mediocre and incompetent

de2

bo2

neng2

xian3
little virtue and meager abilities (idiom); I'm a humble person and not much use at anything (Song writer Ouyang Xiu 欧阳修)

qi1

xiang4

quan2

neng2
heptathlon

zen3

neng2
how can?

hen4

bu5

neng2
see 恨不得[hen4 bu5 de5]

wu4

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

hui4

neng2
variant of 慧能[Hui4 neng2]

ai4

neng2

yi2

shan1
love can move mountains

hui4

neng2
Huineng (638-713), the Sixth Patriarch of Chan Buddhism

ping2

ben3

neng2

zuo4

shi4
to follow one's nose

suo3

neng2
according to one's capabilities / what sb is capable of

cai2

yi4

ji4

neng2
talent

kang4

yao4

neng2

li4
drug-resistance (of a pathogen)

tui1

xian2

rang4

neng2
to cede to the virtuous and yield to the talented (idiom)

xiao4

jia4

neng2
potency / titer (measure of effective concentration in virology or chemical pathology, defined in terms of potency after dilution by titration)

fang1

neng2
can then (and only then)

ri4

ben3

yuan2

zi3

neng2

yan2

jiu1

suo3
Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute

zhi4

neng2

ka3
smart card

zhi4

neng2

shou3

ji1
smartphone

zhi4

neng2

she4

ji4
intelligent design (religion)

zhi4

neng2

zhang4

ai4
intellectual disability / cognitive disability / learning disability / mental retardation

geng1

gao1

xing4

neng2
high performance

shu1

xie3

bu4

neng2

zheng4
agraphia

you3

ke3

neng2
it's possible

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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