shen2
= sh + (e)n2
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"" is a character you'll see very often in texts: It's used to ask "? (shen2 me5?)", "what?". There's only one important character that is pronounced in the same way: . Therefore, when you need to write (shen2), you'll ask yourself: What does Sherlock Holmes do in the entrance of the Forbidden City? There will be only two possibilities, that is, the stories for and . Look at the picture and visualize his rage about not being able to evict Rosa Luxemburg. This image should stick in your mind.


Composition: 什 = 亻 + 十

shen2 =
sh + (e)n2

what | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes is trying to evict Rosa Luxemburg from the barricades she put up just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City. She wants to prevent the closing of the entrance by blocking it with a big cross, and protecting the barricade by sitting on top of it. When the police was called, they assigned the unwanted eviction job to Sherlock Holmes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

shi2 =
sh + Ø2

ten (used in fractions, writing checks etc) / assorted / miscellaneous | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=

+
ren2 =
r + (e)n2

"person" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 9) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I will represent this radical by Rosa Luxemburg. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Robinson Crusoe and Rosa Luxemburg are pulling a new trick just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City. Rosa Luxemburg is balancing on Robinson Crusoe, while balancing a banana on a dinosaur bone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=
丿
+
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


=

+
shi2 =
sh + Ø2

ten / 10 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh-) is investigating a very strange thing, which just arrived at the entrance of the space station (-2): A big pyramid made of ten (十) crosses (十), which are in turn made out of flutes (一) and dinosaur bones (丨). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


=

+
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,
about 3 years ago


=

+
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

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

什 order 3b02ccf1a750a20ed6cd5fd0b39e9a9a11a35b032e2f2fa61bda4e2f9d6c314b

is not a component of another character.

has no simplified variant.

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
(e)n2

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Ø2

Just insite the space station's entrance - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with


shen2

me5
what? / who? / something / anything (HSK level 1)

wei4

shen2

me5
why? / for what reason? (HSK level 2)

mei2

shen2

me5
variant of 沒甚麼|没什么[mei2 shen2 me5]

mei2

shen2

me5
nothing / it doesn't matter / it's nothing / never mind

shen2

me5

de5
and so on / and what not

xin1

han3

bu4

shi2

er3
New Hampshire, US state

shi2

ye4
Shia (a movement in Islam)

shi2

ye4

pai4
Shia sect (of Islam)

ke4

shi2

mi3

er3
Kashmir

na4

shi2

wei2

er3
Nashville, capital of Tennessee

shi2

jin3
(food) assorted / mixed / assortment

gan4

shen2

me5
what are you doing? / what's he up to?

shen2

me5

yang4
what kind? / what sort?

bu4

shi2
Bush (name) / George H.W. Bush, US president 1988-1992 / George W. Bush, US President 2000-2008

xin1

han3

bu4

shi2

er3

zhou1
New Hampshire, US state

ai4

er3

mi3

ta3

shi2
Ermitazh or Hermitage museum in St Peterburg

lao2

shi2

zi5
(dialect) nuisance / pain

na4

shi2
Nash (surname)

ka1

shi2
Kashgar or Qeshqer (Kāshí) city and prefecture in the west of Xinjiang near Kyrgyzstan

bu4

er3

shi2

wei2

ke4
Bolshevik

la1

shi2

mo4

er3

shan1
Mt Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

pu3

li3

shi2

di4

na4
Pristina, capital of Kosovo 科索沃

ke4

shi2

ke4

teng2

qi2
Hexigten banner or Kesigüten khoshuu in Chifeng 赤峰[Chi4 feng1], Inner Mongolia

ke4

shi2

ke4

teng2
Hexigten banner or Kesigüten khoshuu in Chifeng 赤峰[Chi4 feng1], Inner Mongolia

shi2

fang1
Shifang county level city in Deyang 德陽|德阳[De2 yang2], Sichuan

ta3

shi2

ku4

er3

gan1

ta3

ji2

ke4

zi4

zhi4

xian4
Taxkorgan Tajik autonomous county (Tashqurqan Tajik aptonom nahiyisi) in Kashgar prefecture 喀什地區|喀什地区[Ka1 shi2 di4 qu1], west Xinjiang

ta3

shi2

ku4

er3

gan1

zi4

zhi4

xian4
Taxkorgan Tajik autonomous county (Tashqurqan Tajik aptonom nahiyisi) in Kashgar prefecture 喀什地區|喀什地区[Ka1 shi2 di4 qu1], west Xinjiang

ta3

shi2

ku4

er3

gan1

xiang1
Taxkorgan township in Kashgar prefecture 喀什地區|喀什地区[Ka1 shi2 di4 qu1], west Xinjiang

duo1

fei1

shi2
dogfish (loanword)

ao4

shi2
Osh (city in Kyrgyzstan)

ta3

shi2

gan1
Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan

ka1

shi2

shi4
Qeshqer Shehiri (Kashgar city) in the west of Xinjiang near Kyrgyzstan

shen2

me5

feng1

ba3

ni3

chui1

lai2

de5
What brings you here? (idiom)

shi2

cai4
mixed vegetables

ka1

shi2

di4

qu1
Qeshqer wilayiti, Kashgar or Kāshí prefecture in west Xinjiang near Kyrgyzstan

ka1

shi2

ga2

er3
Kashgar or Qeshqer (Chinese Kashi) in the west of Xinjiang near Kyrgyzstan

shen2

me5

shi2

hou5
when? / at what time?

e4

shen2

ta3
Ørsta (city in Norway)

yin4

gu3

shi2
Ingushetia region of Russia North of the Caucasus

shen2

me5

di4

fang5
somewhere / someplace / where

Example sentences for

 
what - sea - inside
What? Under the sea?
 
Come - do - what
What are you here for?
 
I - act as - what thing - as it turns out - like this
What do you think what I am? So that is why
 
This - regard as - what - weapon
You call this a weapon?
 
This - is - what?
What is this?
 
devil - monkey - what - history - dare - in this way - cause troubles
What history does this devil monkey have that he dares to cause so much trouble?
 
this - has - what - strange
What is this strange thing?

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