shen2
= sh + (e)n2
deity / soul / spirit / unusual / mysterious / lively / expressive / expression / look / CL:個|个[ge4] / abbr. for 神舟[Shen2 zhou1]
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Here's a picture to remember . As I've written before, there are only two characters pronounced shen2: and . Therefore, there are only two pictures of Sherlock Holmes (sh-) entering the Forbidden City (-en2).

There's a new character component appearing for the first time: . This character component is supposed to mean "cult", but because it has no definite pronunciation (at least I cannot enter it with my Pinyin system), it doesn't get its own (featured) picture. I'll represent it by a monk's cowl in other pictures.


Composition: 神 = 申 + 礻

shen2 =
sh + (e)n2

God | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shen2 =
sh + (e)n2

deity / soul / spirit / unusual / mysterious / lively / expressive / expression / look / CL:個|个[ge4] / abbr. for 神舟[Shen2 zhou1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes wants to be near God, so he put up his monk's cowl and is just about to enter the Forbidden City to go into retreat, his bible (the manual) in his hands. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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shen1 =
sh + (e)n1

old name for Shanghai 上海[Shang4 hai3] / surname Shen | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shen1 =
sh + (e)n1

to extend / to state / to explain / 9th earthly branch: 3-5 p.m., 7th solar month (7th August-7th September), year of the Monkey | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes uses a microphone and a dinosaur bone as pointer to explain the history of the Forbidden City to the audience standing in front of it. He likes to present himself as an expert, but he's a faker: All his explanations come from his textbook. - 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,
about 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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yue1 =
yu + e1

to speak / to say | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Aphrodite is selling flutes in front of the Erechtheion. She has a whole box of them, and she's advertising them by using a microphone. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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xx5

character component (cult) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A cult: I'll represent this with a monk's cowl in other pictures. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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zhu3 =
zhu + Ø3

"dot" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 3) / see also 點|点[dian3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a petal leaf when appearing in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


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xx5

character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like a beak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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bo5 =
b + o5

see 蘿蔔|萝卜[luo2 bo5] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

surname Bu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

bu3 =
bu + Ø3

to divine / to forecast or estimate / (of a place to live etc) to choose | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a voodoo staff.

Bruno Bear (bu-) tries to forecast (卜) the future in the space station (-3). He uses a voodoo staff which is made out of a big dinosaur bone (丨) and has a petal leaf (丶) attached. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

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


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zhu3 =
zhu + Ø3

"dot" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 3) / see also 點|点[dian3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a petal leaf when appearing in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

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神 bw 1e0f264e9070df030c3287f8d5ddbde9556f7c397e03681c3ce7f7b77087630e

appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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,
about 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,
about 3 years ago

Words with


jing1

shen2
spirit / mind / consciousness / thought / mental / psychological / essence / gist / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

jing1

shen5
vigor / vitality / drive / spiritual (HSK level 4)

shen2

hua4
legend / fairy tale / myth / mythology (HSK level 5)

shen2

jing1
nerve (HSK level 5)

shen2

mi4
mysterious / mystery (HSK level 5)

yan3

shen2
expression or emotion showing in one's eyes / meaningful glance / wink / eyesight (dialect) (HSK level 6)

chu1

shen2
entranced / Trance (music genre) (HSK level 6)

liu2

shen2
to take care / to be careful (HSK level 6)

shen2

xian1
Daoist immortal / supernatural entity / (in modern fiction) fairy, elf, leprechaun etc / fig. lighthearted person (HSK level 6)

shen2

sheng4
divine / hallow / holy / sacred (HSK level 6)

shen2

qing2
look / expression (HSK level 6)

shen2

qi4
expression / manner / vigorous / impressive / lofty / pretentious (HSK level 6)

shen2

tai4
appearance / manner / bearing / deportment / look / expression / mien (HSK level 6)

shen2

se4
expression / look (HSK level 6)

shen2

qi2
magical / mystical / miraculous (HSK level 6)

ju4

jing1

hui4

shen2
to concentrate one's attention (idiom) (HSK level 6)

shen2

ming2
deities / gods

shen2

zhi4
mind / wisdom / consciousness

zhuang1

shen2

nong4

gui3
lit. dress up as God, play the devil (idiom); fig. to mystify / to deceive people / to scam

yang3

shen2
to rest / to recuperate / to regain composure

ding4

shen2
to compose oneself / to concentrate one's attention

shen2

hua4
to make divine / apotheosis

shen2

jing1

shuai1

ruo4
(euphemism) mental illness / psychasthenia

nao3

shen2

jing1
cranial nerves

shen2

hun2
mind / state of mind (often abnormal)

jiong3

jiong3

you3

shen2
eyes bright and full of expression

xin1

kuang4

shen2

yi2
lit. heart untroubled, spirit pleased (idiom); carefree and relaxed

cai2

shen2
god of wealth

quan2

shen2

guan4

zhu4
to concentrate one's attention completely (idiom) / with rapt attention

shen2

cai3

fei1

yang2
in high spirits (idiom); glowing with health and vigor

gui3

fu3

shen2

gong1
supernaturally fine craft (idiom); the work of the Gods / uncanny workmanship / superlative craftsmanship

jiao1

gan3

shen2

jing1
sympathetic nervous system

zou3

shen2
absent-minded / one's mind is wandering

shen2

miao4
temple (nonspecific)

shen2

jing1

ke1
neurology

shen2

quan2
divine right (of kings)

shen2

tong1
remarkable ability / magical power

xin1

ling3

shen2

hui4
to understand tacitly (idiom) / to know intuitively / to understand thoroughly

jing1

shen2

xing4
spirituality / mental / nervous / psychogenic

ti2

shen2
to freshen up / to be cautious or vigilant / to watch out / stimulant to enhance mental performance / stay-awake drug / agrypnotic

Example sentences for

 
leave behind - one - control - sea - godly - needle
A godly needle which is able to pin down the waters was left behind
 
This - heaven - on top - is - immortal - realm
Heaven is the realm of the Daoist immortals
 
Ju Ling spirit
Spirit Ju Ling
 
you - are - where - road - hair - spirit - newspaper - name - come
What kind of spirit are you? Hurry and tell me your name
 
Nezha - Ju Ling - spirit - both - cannot - score a victory
Nezha and Spirit Ju Ling both could not score a victory
 
that - devil - monkey - can - have - remarkable ability - it would be better to - beat him at his own game
That devil monkey indeed has remarkable abilities; it would be better to beat him at his own game
 
Your Majesty - indeed - is - god
Your Majesty indeed is a true god

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