shi4 =
sh + Ø4

to test / to try / experiment / examination / test | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes is doing an eye examination with the goth in the space station's bathroom. Sherlock set up a table with differently sized letters on an advertising column and has the goth read out the letters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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shi4 =
sh + Ø4

type / form / pattern / style | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I'll use a specific style as mnemonic symbol: 哥特式, gothic.

Sherlock Holmes and the goth are celebrating a Viking festival in the space station's bathroom. They don't have trunks to throw around, so they use a steel beam. They also celebrate by practising archery. In zero gravity it is easy for them to set one world record after the next. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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gong1 =
gu + (e)ng1

work / worker / skill / profession / trade / craft / labor | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A steel beam (工). In front of Stonehenge ((e)ng1), Gitta Giraffe (gu) is doing some hard work: She's stacking a capacitor (二) on a dinosaur bone (丨) on a capacitor (二). She's not very successful, but then she gets the idea to use steel beams (工) as support. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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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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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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yi4 =
y + Ø4

to shoot | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger is practising her shooting skills with a bow in the bathroom of the space station. The character just looks like a bow with an arrow, which is going to be shot to the left hand side. There's a feather on the bow. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting



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yan2 =
y + an2

"speech" or "words" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 149) / see also 言字旁[yan2 zi4 pang2] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character looks like a big "i" (like in information), and I'll represent it by an advertising column.

Maud Younger (y) gives a speech (讠) standing on top of an advertising column (讠) just inside the Anchor Inn's entrance (an2). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 2

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
Ø4

"Ø4" is happening in the bathroom of the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


kao3

shi4
to take an exam / exam / CL:次[ci4] (HSK level 2)

shi4

juan4
examination paper / test paper / CL:份[fen4],張|张[zhang1] (HSK level 5)

shi4

yan4
experiment / test / experimental / CL:次[ci4],個|个[ge4] (HSK level 6)

shi4

tu2
to attempt / to try (HSK level 6)

chang2

shi4
to try / to attempt / CL:次[ci4] (HSK level 6)

kou3

shi4
oral examination / oral test

hui4

shi4
metropolitan examination (imperial civil service examination)

shi4

she4
test-fire / trial fire

shi4

yan4

chang3
experimental station

shi4
穿
chuan1
to try wearing clothes / fitting trial

shi4

yong4
to try something out / on probation

shi4

guan3

ying1

er2
test tube baby

shi4

xiang3
just think! / imagine that!

chu1

shi4
preliminary exam / qualifying exam / first try / preliminary testing

bi3

shi4
to have a competition / to measure with one's hand or arm / to make a gesture of measuring

shi4

fei1

yuan2
test pilot

shi4

xing2
to try out / to test

fu4

shi4
to sit for the second round of a two-stage exam

shi4

yong4

pin3
prototype / trial product / test sample

shi4

guan3
test tube

tiao2

shi4
to debug / to adjust components during testing / debugging

shi4

ji4
reagent

jia1

shi4
to add material to an exam / supplementary exam

shi4

yang4
style / type / model

shi4

yong4

qi1
trial period / probation

yue4

yue4

yu4

shi4
to be eager to give sth a try (idiom)

ce4

shi4
to test (machinery etc) / to test (students) / test / quiz / exam / beta (software)

shi4

ti2
exam question / test topic

lu:3

shi4

bu4

shuang3
well-tried / time-tested

he2

shi4

yan4
nuclear test

shi4

jin1

shi2
touchstone / fig. test that sth is genuine

shi4

dian3
test point / to carry out trial / pilot scheme

shi4

yan3
audition / dress rehearsal / preview (of a theatrical performance) / dummy run

shi4

yi1

jian1
fitting room

shi4

ying4
preview (of a movie) / trial screening

shi4

che1
to test drive / a trial run

shi4

shi4

kan4
to give it a try

shou4

shi4

zhe3
subject (in an experiment) / participant (in a clinical trial etc)

shi4

tan4
to sound out / to probe / to feel out / to try out

mian4

shi4
to interview / to audition / interview / audition

Example sentences for

 
lift - come - give - him - try
Carry it here to let him try it

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