shi4 =
sh + Ø4

is / are / am / yes / to be | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: a skull, from "to be or not to be" - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting


Sherlock Holmes watches Neanderthal Man trying to climb to the sun on a ladder in the space station's bathroom. Sherlock is afraid that he'll open the window, so he puts on a big skull and scares him off. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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+

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ri4 =
r + Ø4

sun / day / date, day of the month / abbr. for 日本 Japan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

The space station has become too close to the sun. In the bathroom, Robinson Crusoe is hiding from the sun with the help of a wooden box full of flutes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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,
almost 3 years ago
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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xia4 =
xi + a4

down / downwards / below / lower / later / next (week etc) / second (of two parts) / to decline / to go down / to arrive at (a decision, conclusion etc) / measure word to show the frequency of an action | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie tries to escape from Adziogol Lighthouse by climbing through the window in the bathroom. To build a ladder, she puts a voodoo staff under a flute. - 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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+
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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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,
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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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, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

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

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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ren2 =
r + (e)n2

man / person / people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Robinson Crusoe (r-) has just entered the Forbidden City (-en2), when he suddenly meets Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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


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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

Stroke order

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appears as component in

is the simplified version of .

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
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


dan4

shi4
but / however (HSK level 2)

zong3

shi4
always (HSK level 3)

hai2

shi5
or / still / nevertheless / had better (HSK level 3)

yu2

shi4
thereupon / as a result / consequently / thus / hence (HSK level 4)

ke3

shi4
but / however (HSK level 4)

fan2

shi4
each and every / every / all / any (HSK level 5)

shi4

fou3
whether (or not) / if / is or isn't (HSK level 5)

yao4

shi5
if (HSK level 5)

shi4

fei1
right and wrong / quarrel (HSK level 6)

shi2

shi4

qiu2

shi4
to seek truth from facts (idiom) / to be practical and realistic (HSK level 6)

ji4

shi4
is both ...(and...) / since / as / being the case that

ban1

nong4

shi4

fei1
to incite a quarrel (idiom); to sow discord between people / to tell tales / to make mischief

pei2

bu2

shi5
to apologize

ming2

bian4

shi4

fei1
to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
便
bian4

shi4
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as

bi3

bi3

jie1

shi4
can be found everywhere

wei2

li4

shi4

tu2
variant of 唯利是圖|唯利是图[wei2 li4 shi4 tu2]

zi4

xing2

qi2

shi4
to act as one thinks fit / to have one's own way

dian1

dao3

shi4

fei1
to invert right and wrong

nai3

shi4
equivalent to either 是[shi4] or 就是[jiu4 shi4]

shi4

fei1

qu1

zhi2
lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom); fig. merits and demerits / pros and cons

yu2

shi4

hu1
therefore

shi4

de5
yes, that's right / variant of 似的[shi4 de5]

shi4

bu4

shi4
is or isn't / yes or no / whether or not

lao3

shi5
always

qiu2

shi4
to seek the truth

na4

shi5
(coll.) of course / naturally / indeed

bu4

shi4
no / is not / not

bu2

shi5
fault / blame

you3

de5

shi4
have plenty of / there's no lack of

dao4

shi5
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you

yao4

bu5

shi4
if it were not for / but for

ruo4

shi4
if

jiu4

shi4
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as

suan4

shi4
considered to be / at last

zheng4

shi4
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as

zi4

yi3

wei2

shi4
to believe oneself infallible (idiom) / to be opinionated

re3

shi4

sheng1

fei1
to stir up trouble

zhi3

shi4
merely / simply / only / but

er2

shi4
rather

Example sentences for

 
Really - is - frustrating - very much
How disappointing!
 
As it turns out - is - tortoise - shrimp - two - generals
So here are the two generals tortoise and shrimp
 
Still - light - (le) - Again - take - one - heavy - a bit - bring
Still too light! Bring me a heavier one
 
This - is - what?
What is this?
 
This - is - Yu - king - control - water - time
At the time when Yu the Great tamed the waters
 
big - spirit - if - pull out - just - give - big - spirit
If the great immortal can pull it out, I will give it to him as a present
 
Really - is - one - treasure
This really is a treasure

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