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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 4 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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

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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 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago
(e)n2

Just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 4 years ago

Words with


bai4

ren2

wei2

shi1
to acknowledge as one's teacher

shi2

ren2

ti4

tuo4
to plagiarize (idiom)

shi2

ren2

ya2

hui4
to pick up what others say (idiom); to pass off other people's opinions as one's own / to parrot

chi2

ka3

ren2
cardholder

chi2

you3

ren2
holder

chi2

xu4

xing4

zhi2

wu4

ren2

zhuang4

tai4
persistent vegetative state

zhi3

hui1

you3

fang1

,

ren2

ren2

le4

cong2
Command right and you will be obeyed cheerfully. (idiom)

bu3

qin2

ren2
bird-catcher / fowler

juan3

pu1

gai4

zou3

ren2
to pack one's things and leave

shou4

ren2

yi3

yu2

bu4

ru2

shou4

ren2

yi3

yu2
give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime / knowledge is the best charity

jue2

mu4

gong1

ren2
grave digger

cai3

zhu1

ren2
the Pearl Fishers, 1863 opera by Georges Bizet 比才[Bi4 cai2]

tan4

lei2

ren2

yuan2
mine detector (employee)

jie1

ren2
to meet a person

ti2

gao4

ren2
plaintiff

sun3

ren2
to harm others / to mock people / to taunt / humiliating

sun3

ren2

bu4

li4

ji3
to harm others without benefiting oneself (idiom)

mo2

er3

ren2
a Moor

mo2

er3

duo1

wa3

ren2
Moldovan (person)

mo2

deng1

yuan2

shi3

ren2
The Flintstones (TV Series)

sa1

ke4

xun4

ren2
Saxon (people)

sa1

qie1

er3

fu1

ren5
Mrs Thatcher / Baroness Thatcher or Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013), British conservative politician, prime minister 1979-1990

sa1

shou3

ren2

huan2
to leave one's mortal frame (idiom) / to die

sa1

du1

gai1

ren2
Sadducees

liao2

ren2
to attract / to titillate

fu3

yang3

cheng2

ren2
to bring up (a child)

lu3

ren2

le4

shu2
kidnapping for ransom

qin2

ren2

jie2
(jocularly) Valentine's Day, referring to the rising number of extramarrital affairs being discovered on that day

shou1

jian4

ren2
recipient (of mail) / To: (email header)

shou1

bao4

ren2
recipient (of mail or a message)

shou1

huo4

ren2
addressee / consignee

zheng4

zhi4

ren2

wu4
political figure / politician / statesman

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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