ren2
= r + (e)n2
man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
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One of the rare pictograms

About 4% of the Chinese characters are pictograms, i.e. characters which convey their meaning by actually resembling the object they reference. is one example: It looks like the two legs of a person.


Composition: 人 = 丿 + ㇏

ren2 =
r + (e)n2

man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r-) has just entered the Forbidden City (-en2), when he suddenly meets Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


=
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
+
xx5

character component without inherent meaning / see 捺 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

人 order f232b3f600b3f4e402fcf37e0b6b68ab1b6d2a86631cc0a8e6200b657af125bb

appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

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

r

"r" is for Robinson Crusoe. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
(e)n2

Just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


nu:3

ren5
wife (HSK level 2)

nu:3

ren2
woman (HSK level 2)

nan2

ren2
a man / a male / men / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 2)

ke4

ren2
visitor / guest / customer / client / CL:位[wei4] (HSK level 3)

bie2

ren5
other people / others / other person (HSK level 3)

ren2

min2

bi4
Renminbi (RMB) / Chinese Yuan (CNY) (HSK level 4)

xing2

ren2
pedestrian / traveler on foot / passer-by / official responsible for arranging audiences with the emperor (HSK level 5)

gong1

ren2
worker / CL:個|个[ge4],名[ming2] (HSK level 5)

ren2

kou3
population / people (HSK level 5)

ren2

cai2
talent / talented person / looks / attractive looks (HSK level 5)

ren2

lei4
humanity / human race / mankind (HSK level 5)

ge4

ren2
individual / personal / oneself (HSK level 5)

ren2

sheng1
life (one's time on earth) (HSK level 5)

ren2

yuan2
staff / crew / personnel / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

si1

ren2
private / personal / interpersonal / sb with whom one has a close personal relationship / a member of one's clique (HSK level 5)

di2

ren2
enemy / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

ren2

wu4
person / character (in a play, novel etc) / protagonist / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

zhu3

ren2
master / host / owner / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

ren2

shi4
personnel / human resources / human affairs / ways of the world / (euphemism) sexuality / the facts of life (HSK level 5)

ren2

dao4
human sympathy / humanitarianism / humane / the "human way", one of the stages in the cycle of reincarnation (Buddhism) / sexual intercourse (HSK level 6)

dang1

shi4

ren2
persons involved or implicated / party (to an affair) (HSK level 6)

ren2

wei2
artificial / man-made / having human cause or origin / human attempt or effort (HSK level 6)

ben3

ren2
the person himself / I (humble form used in speeches) / oneself / myself / in person / personal (HSK level 6)

feng1

tu3

ren2

qing2
local conditions and customs (idiom) (HSK level 6)

ren2

shi4
person / figure / public figure (HSK level 6)

fu1

ren5
lady / madam / Mrs. / CL:位[wei4] (HSK level 6)

diu1

ren2
to lose face (HSK level 6)

ren2

xing4
human nature / humanity / human / the totality of human attributes (HSK level 6)

ren2

ge2
personality / integrity / dignity (HSK level 6)

ren2

jian1
the human world / the earth (HSK level 6)

ren2

gong1
artificial / manpower / manual work (HSK level 6)

fa3

ren2
legal person / corporation / see also 自然人[zi4 ran2 ren2] (HSK level 6)

mi2

ren2
fascinating / enchanting / charming / tempting (HSK level 6)

ren2

jia1
household / dwelling / family / sb else's house / household business / house of woman's husband-to-be / CL:戶|户[hu4],家[jia1] (HSK level 6)

ren2

jia5
other people / sb else / he, she or they / I, me (referring to oneself as "one" or "people") (HSK level 6)

ren2

zhi4
hostage (HSK level 6)

jian4

ren2
slut / cheap person

you3

ren2
someone / people / anyone / there is someone there / occupied (as in restroom)

zhu3

ren2

gong1
hero (of a novel or film) / main protagonist

sheng4

dan4

lao3

ren2
Father Christmas / Santa Claus

Example sentences for

 
come - people - quickly - take - that - seven - thousand - two - hundred - catty - square - heaven - halberd
Come! Quickly take the 7200 half-kilogram halberd here
 
you - is - who? - come - do - what?
Who are you? What do you want?
 
immediately - get out of the way - this - is - world of mortals - Daoist immortal
Get out of the way immediately! This is a Daoist immortal from the world of mortals
 
That - Sun Wukong - is - lower realm - Daoist immortal - not - understand - imperial court - etiquette
That Sun Wukong is a Daoist immortal of the lower realms. He doesn't understand the etiquette of the imperial court
 
you - is - who - dare - come - here - cause trouble
Who are you? How dare you come here and cause trouble?
 
still - dispatch - person - come - control - me
Yet he sent someone to take care of me
 
come - person
Someone come help me

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