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

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

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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


neng2

ren2
capable person / Homo habilis, extinct species of upright East African hominid

ling4

ren2

man3

yi4
satisfying / satisfactory

xian1

ren2
Daoist immortal / celestial being

qing2

ren2

jie2
Valentine's Day

sha1

ren2
homicide / to murder / to kill (a person)

si3

ren2
dead person

zhen1

ren2
actual person / in the flesh / Daoist spiritual master

cheng2

bao1

ren2
contractor

ren2

shen1
ginseng

yu2

ren2

jie2
April fool's day

yi4

zhong1

ren2
sweetheart / one's true love / the person of one's thoughts

cha1

qiang2

ren2

yi4
(idiom) just passable / barely satisfactory

ren2

shi4

chu4
human resources department

hou4

ji4

you3

ren2
to have qualified successors to carry on one's undertaking

ren2

sheng1

ding3

fei4
lit. a boiling cauldron of voices (idiom) / hubbub / brouhaha

rui4

shi4

ren2
Swiss (person)

an1

ren2
to pacify the people / landlady (old) / wife of 員外|员外[yuan2 wai4], landlord

jia4

huo4

yu2

ren2
to pass the misfortune on to sb else (idiom); to blame others / to pass the buck

you3

xin1

ren2
resolute person / person with aspirations / people who feel / people who use their heads

sha1

ren2

yue4

huo4
to kill sb for his property (idiom); to murder for money

tian1

zai1

ren2

huo4
natural and man-made disasters (idiom); natural calamities (flood, drought, earthquake) added to human calamity (fire, famine, war, Microsoft software)

zhu3

ren2

weng1
master (of the house) / main character in a novel etc / hero or heroine

fei1

lu:4

bin1

ren2
Filipino

ya3

ren2
poetic individual / person of refined temperament

ta3

ji2

ke4

ren2
Tajik (person)

zhi4

ren2
Homo sapiens

ni3

ren2
personification / anthropomorphism

shi4

zai4

ren2

wei2
the matter depends on the individual (idiom); it is a matter for your own effort / With effort, one can achieve anything.

shi4

ren2
scholar

ren4

ren2

wei2

qin1
to appoint people by favoritism (idiom); nepotism / corrupt appointment

ren2

ci4
person-times / visits / classifier for number of people participating

ge4

ren2

chong2

bai4
personality cult

sun3

ren2

li4

ji3
harming others for one's personal benefit (idiom); personal gain to the detriment of others

wu1

zi1

bie2

ke4

ren2
Uzbek (person)

zou3

ren2
to leave / to let sb leave

qiong2

ren2
poor people / the poor

mei3

ren2
each person / everybody / per person

ren2

man3

wei2

huan4
packed with people / overcrowded / overpopulation

qi3

ren2

you1

tian1
man of Qǐ fears the sky falling (idiom); groundless fears

yan3

ren2

er3

mu4
to fool people (idiom) / to pull the wool over people's eyes

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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