shang4
= sh + ang4
on top / upon / above / upper / previous / first (of multiple parts) / to climb / to get onto / to go up / to attend (class or university)
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The counterpart to is , and we already saw . We've already met Sherlock Holmes, who represents the pronunciation "sh-" as well, but we've not seen the Songgwangsa's bathroom, representing the pronunciation "-ang4". As it does justice to this temple, the squat toilet and sink are made of gold.


Composition: 上 = 丨 + 二

shang3 =
sh + ang3

see 上聲|上声[shang3 sheng1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shang4 =
sh + ang4

on top / upon / above / upper / previous / first (of multiple parts) / to climb / to get onto / to go up / to attend (class or university) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes investigates a mysterious murder in the Songgwangsa's bathroom. Somebody has been killed while using the golden squat toilet. He finds a mysterious apparatus on top of it, and breaks it using a dinosaur bone. As the apparatus breaks, he finds the murderers weapon: The dinosaur bone is sticking in a capacitor, which has been hooked up to the golden squat toilet to kill the victim using the electric charge. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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gun3 =
gu + (e)n3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a dinosaur bone when it appears in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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

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

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

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HSK level: 1

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

sh

"sh" is for Sherlock Holmes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ang3

Inside the Songgwangsa - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Inside the Angkor Wat - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

ang4

In the Songgwangsa's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

In the Angkor Wat's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 2 years ago

Words with


shang4

wu3
morning / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 1)

wan3

shang5
evening / night / CL:個|个[ge4] / in the evening (HSK level 2)

zao3

shang5
early morning / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 2)

shang4

ban1
to go to work / to be on duty / to start work / to go to the office (HSK level 2)

shang4

wang3
to be on the Internet / to stretch a net (in a sports game or for covering sth) / to be netted (of fish) (HSK level 3)

ma3

shang4
at once / right away / immediately / on horseback (i.e. by military force) (HSK level 3)

shang4

dang4
taken in (by sb's deceit) / to be fooled / to be duped (HSK level 5)

shang4

ren4
to take office (HSK level 6)

shang4

you2
upper reaches (of a river) / upper level / upper echelon / upstream (HSK level 6)

xue3

shang4

jia1

shuang1
to add hail to snow (idiom); one disaster on top of another / to make things worse in a bad situation (HSK level 6)

shang4

yin3
to get into a habit / to become addicted (HSK level 6)

bu4

xiang1

shang4

xia4
equally matched / about the same (HSK level 6)

shang4

ji2
higher authorities / superiors / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 6)

shang4

jin4

xin1
motivation / ambition (HSK level 6)

wang3

shang4
online

lou2

shang4
upstairs

zong1

shang4

suo3

shu4
to summarize / a round-up / in summary ...

shang4

fang2
see 正房[zheng4 fang2]

tai2

shang4
on stage

gen1

bu5

shang4
not able to keep up with

cheng2

bai3

shang4

qian1
hundreds / a large number / lit. by the hundreds and thousands

shang4

jiao1
to hand over to / to give to higher authority / to seek connections in high places

shang4

ke4
to go to class / to attend class / to go to teach a class

gao1

gao1

zai4

shang4
set up on high (idiom); not in touch with reality / aloof and remote

shui3

shang4

fei1

ji1
seaplane

ju3

guo2

shang4

xia4
the entire nation / the whole country, from the leadership to the rank and file

shang4

shan1
to go uphill / to spin cocoon (silkworms) / to pass away

shen1

shang5
on the body / at hand / among

guan1

shang4
to close (a door) / to turn off (light, electrical equipment etc)

shang4

zhen4
to go into battle

kan4

shang4
to look upon / to take a fancy to / to fall for

huo3

shang4

jia1

you2
to add oil to the fire (idiom); fig. to aggravate a situation / to enrage people and make matters worse

shang4

fen2
to sweep the tombs (of one's ancestors) / the Qingming festival

shang4

jia1
preceding player (in a game)

zou3

ma3

shang4

ren4
to ride to take up an official appointment (idiom); to take on a job with alacrity / to undertake a task

fu2

yao2

zhi2

shang4
to skyrocket / to get quick promotion in one's career

gan3

shang4
to keep up with / to catch up with / to overtake / to chance upon / in time for

ran3

shang4
to catch (a disease) / to get (a bad habit)

shang4

si5
boss / superior

huang2

shang5
the emperor / Your majesty the emperor / His imperial majesty

Example sentences for

 
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
 
I, old Sun - just - live - at - flower - fruit - mountain - on top
I live on top of the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit
 
regarding - old - servant - apparently - it would be better to - carry - edict - summon - him - to fly to the sky
In the opinion of this old servant, apparently it would be better to bring him an edict inviting him to heaven
 
take - him - deceive - fly to the sky - come - strictly - control
We can lure him here and strictly control him
 
big - king - heaven - up - come down - one - old codger
Great king, there is an old codger coming down from heaven
 
I - is - heaven - up - come - demand - see - you - king
I came from heaven and demand to see your king
 
present respectfully - Jade Emperor - imperial edict - invite - you - go up to heaven
I respectfully present you the Jade Emperor's imperial edict to go up to heaven

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