使

使
shi3 =
sh + Ø3

to make / to cause / to enable / to use / to employ / to send / to instruct sb to do sth / envoy / messenger | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 使

Sherlock Holmes, Rosa Luxemburg and the space station's clerk play a simultaneous game of rock paper scissors in the space station, as they have to decide who will be sent as a messenger back to earth to admit that they need another 3 000 000 000 $ funding. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


使
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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, about 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,
almost 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

使
=

+
li4 =
li + Ø4

minor government official or functionary (old) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Li Qingzhao finds the space station's clerk making out with Bigfoot in the bathroom, and she's pretty jealous, so she throws mandarins at them to disturb them. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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+
zhang4 =
zh + ang4

ten feet | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: ten foot are about 3 meters, so let's say bigfoot for ten food. Nice side effect: that way it's easier to remember 丈夫 = husband (if your husband looks like bigfoot). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


The ten feet tall Bigfoot just left Angkor Wat's bathroom, and he left something that looks like a big flute. George Washington wants to investigate it, but only using pliers. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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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


=

+
yi4 =
y + Ø4

to regulate / to govern / to control / to mow | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like pliers. Maud Younger is using pliers in the space station's bathroom to regulate and control the water flow of the sink. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



=
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,
almost 3 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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


=

+
kou3 =
k + ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is watching a mouth-watering mandarin in the Louvre (-ou3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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HSK level: 3

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
Ø3

"Ø3" is happening inside the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Words with 使


ji2
使
shi3
even if / even though (HSK level 4)
使
shi3

yong4
to use / to employ / to apply / to make use of (HSK level 4)

da4
使
shi3

guan3
embassy / CL:座[zuo4],個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

cu4
使
shi3
to induce / to promote / to urge / to impel / to bring about / to provoke / to drive (sb to do sth) / to catalyze / to actuate / to contribute to (some development) (HSK level 5)
使
shi3

jin4

r5
erhua variant of 使勁|使劲[shi3 jin4] (HSK level 5)

jia3
使
shi3
if / in case / suppose / given ... (HSK level 6)
使
shi3

ming4
mission (diplomatic or other) / set task (HSK level 6)

zhi4
使
shi3
to cause / to result in (HSK level 6)

hao3
使
shi3
so that / in order to / easy to use
使
shi3

tuan2
diplomatic mission

xin4
使
shi3
messenger / courier
使
shi3

guan3
consulate / diplomatic mission
使
shi3

yong4

liang4
volume of use / usage amount
使
shi3

ling3

guan3
embassy and consulate
使
shi3

de5
usable / workable / feasible / doable / to make / to cause
使
shi3

tu2
apostle
使
shi3

yong4

zhe3
user

da4
使
shi3
ambassador / envoy / CL:名[ming2],位[wei4]

te4
使
shi3
special envoy / special ambassador
使
shi3

jin4
to exert all one's strength
使
shi3

huai4
to play dirty tricks / to be up to mischief
使
shi3

zhe3
emissary / envoy

chai1
使
shi3
to send / to assign / to appoint / servants of an official / official messenger

chai1
使
shi5
official post / billet / commission / CL:件[jian4] / see also 差事[chai1 shi5]

gui3
使
shi3

shen2

chai1
demons and gods at work (idiom); unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation / curious coincidence

mi4
使
shi3
secret envoy

gong1
使
shi3
minister / diplomat performing ambassadorial role in Qing times, before regular diplomatic relations

you4
使
shi3
to lure into / to entrap / to trick into / to entice / to induce / to invite / to tempt

yi2

zhi3

qi4
使
shi3
lit. to order people by pointing the chin (idiom); to signal orders by facial gesture / arrogant and bossy

tian1
使
shi3
angel

po4
使
shi3
to force / to compel
使
shi3

jie2
(diplomatic) envoy
使
shi3

ran2
(literary) to make it so / to dictate

zhi3
使
shi3
to incite / to prompt (sb to do sth)
使
shi3

yong4

quan2
usage rights

zong4
使
shi3
even if / even though

qu1
使
shi3
to urge / to prompt / to spur on / to order sb about

xing2
使
shi3
to exercise (a right etc)
使
shi3

huan4
to order sb about / to use sb

qi2
使
shi3

ju4
imperative sentence

Example sentences for 使

使  
Specially - come - here - towards - you - borrow - to use
So I came here especially to borrow one from you
使 使  
this - use - must not
No no no, don't, you mustn't
使  
absolutely - use - not
Absolutely forbidden
使  
great sage - use - must not
Great Sage, you can't

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