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


jing1

shou3

ren2
the person in-charge / agent / broker

wan4

ren2

kong1

xiang4
the multitudes come out from everywhere, emptying every alleyway (to celebrate) / the whole town turns out

ren2

cong2
crowd of people

xian1

sheng1

duo2

ren2
to gain the upper hand by a show of strength

zhai4

wu4

ren2
debtor

e2

luo2

si1

ren2
Russian (person)

yang2

ren2
foreigner / westerner

bu4

de2

ren2

xin1
not to enjoy popular support / to be unpopular

zu3

lu3

ren2
Zulu people

ren2

gao1

ma3

da4
tall and strong

shang1

ren2
merchant / businessman

nao3

ren2
annoying / irksome / to irritate

ju4

ren2
giant

wu2

ren2
unmanned / uninhabited

ren2

qing2

wei4
real human interest

ren2

zhi1

chang2

qing2
such is human nature (idiom) / only natural

yin3

ren2

ru4

sheng4
to enchant / fascinating

xin1

ren2
new age person / new type of person / newly-wed, esp. new bride / bride and groom

bei4

hai4

ren2
victim

hai4

ren2

ting1

wen2
shocking / horrifying / atrocious / terrible

bian4

hu4

ren2
defender / defending counsel

xian1

fa1

zhi4

ren2
to gain the initiative by striking first (idiom); to pre-empt / to anticipate / pre-emptive

diu1

ren2

xian4

yan3
to make an exhibition of oneself / to be a disgrace

tong2

ling2

ren2
peer / one's contemporary / person of the same age

ling4

ren2

fa4

zhi3
to make one's hair stand up in anger (idiom); to raise people's hackles

lie4

ren2
hunter

bing4

ren2
sick person / patient / invalid / CL:個|个[ge4]

dai4

ren2
to treat people (politely, harshly etc)

shen1

qing3

ren2
applicant

ren2

shi4

bu4
personnel office / human resources (HR)

bi3

ren2
your humble servant / I

yuan2

ren2
apeman

ren2

liu2
a stream of people / an abortion / abbr. of 人工流產手術|人工流产手术

qi2

ren2
an eccentric / odd person / extraordinary talent

tu3

zhu4

ren2
indigenous person / aboriginal

chu1

ren2

ming4
fatal / resulting in sb's death

seng1

ren2
monk

shi1

ren2
bard / poet

wai4

di4

ren2
stranger / outsider

zhuan4
稿
gao3

ren2
author (of a manuscript)

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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