sheng4 =
sh + (e)ng4

holy / sacred / saint / sage | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: Father Christmas, 圣诞老人.

Sherlock Holmes is about to lose against Santa Claus in a boxing match in Stonehenge's bathroom when he uses a dirty trick: lying on the floor he grabs some dirt and throws it into Santa Claus's face, thereby blinding him. Sherlock uses the opportunity to land a critical blow onto Santa Claus's big belly, but Santa doesn't even notice. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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you4 =
y + ou4

(once) again / also / both... and... / and yet / (used for emphasis) anyway | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

And once again (又), Maud Younger (y-) is preparing for battle. She's donning her boxing glove in the Louvre's bathroom (-ou4), puts on a beak (㇇) and plans go give her opponent the finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 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, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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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


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tu3 =
tu + Ø3

Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

tu3 =
tu + Ø3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station (Ø3). It's hard to do it in outer space, so he uses some dust and clay (土) to fix the two things together. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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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, about 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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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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 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, about 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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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

Stroke order

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appears as component in

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 6

Pronunciation: Gorodish elements and their mnemonics (what's this?)

sh

"sh" is for Sherlock Holmes. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
(e)ng4

In Stonehenge's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


shen2

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

sheng4
殿
dian4
temple

sheng4

dan4

lao3

ren2
Father Christmas / Santa Claus

sheng4

fu4
Holy Father / God the Father (in the Christian Trinity)

sheng4

zhi3
imperial edict

sheng4

shou3
divine physician / sage doctor / highly skilled practitioner

sheng4

dai4
sundae (ice cream dessert with toppings) (loanword)

sheng4

zhan4
Holy war / jihad

sheng4

jing1
Holy Bible / the Confucian classics / CL:本[ben3],部[bu4]

chao2

sheng4
to make a pilgrimage

sheng4

zi3
Holy Son / Jesus Christ / God the Son (in the Christian Trinity)

sheng4

shui3
holy water

sheng4

lu4

yi4

si1
St Louis, large city in eastern Missouri

sheng4

xiang4
icon / iconic / religious image / figure (of Confucius, Buddha, Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary etc) / CL:張|张[zhang1]

sheng4

ma3

li4

nuo4
San Marino

sheng4

pa4

te4

li3

ke4
Saint Patrick

sheng4

dan4

ka3
Christmas card

sheng4

can1
Holy communion (of the Christian mass) / sacrament

sheng4

bao3

luo2
St Paul / São Paulo, city in Brazil

sheng4

shang4
courtier's or minister's form of address for the current Emperor

sheng4

sa4

er3

wa3

duo1
San Salvador, capital of El Salvador

sheng4

fei1
Santa Fe

sheng4

hu2

an1
San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico

sheng4

ao4

gu3

si1

ding1
St Augustine / Aurelius Augustinus (354-430), theologian and Christian philosopher / Sankt Augustin, suburb of Beuel, Bonn, Germany

sheng4

ying1
El Niño (meteorology) / Holy Infant (cf biblical nativity story)

sheng4

cheng2
Holy City

sheng4

di4

ya4

ge1
Santiago, capital of Chile

sheng4

qiao2

zhi4
St George

sheng4

bi3

de2

bao3
Saint Petersburg (city in Russia)

sheng4

xian2
a sage / wise and holy man / virtuous ruler / Buddhist lama / wine

sheng4

mu3
Holy Mother / goddess / the Virgin Mary

sheng4

ti3
the Emperor's body / Jesus' body / communion wafer (in Christian mass)

sheng4

ren2
saint / sage / refers to Confucius 孔子[Kong3 zi3] / the current reigning Emperor

sheng4

bi3

de2
Saint Peter

sheng4

dan4
Christmas / birthday of reigning Emperor / Confucius' birthday

sheng4

dan4

shu4
Christmas tree

sheng4

yao4
panacea

sheng4

yue1

se4

fu1
Saint Joseph

sheng4

li3
Holy sacrament / Christian rite (esp. Protestant) / also called 聖事|圣事 by Catholics

sheng4

yue1
covenant

Example sentences for

 
present respectfully - Jade Emperor - imperial edict - invite - you - go up to heaven
I respectfully present you the Jade Emperor's imperial edict to go up to heaven
 
call himself - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven - he - will - with - His Majesty - be on an equal footing
He calls himself "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"! He demands to be on an equal footing as Your Majesty
 
dare - call oneself - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven
He dares to call himself "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"
 
I - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven - to hate to do - beat - you
I, Great Sage the Equal of Heaven, would hate to have to beat you
 
you - have - how big - skill - call oneself - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven
How skilful are you to call yourself "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"?
 
I - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven - wait - you
I, Great Sage the Equal of Heaven, will be waiting for you
 
Your Majesty - he - still - mouth - out - ravings - call himself - Great Sage the Equal of Heaven
Your Majesty, he still mouths these ravings calling himself "Great Sage the Equal of Heaven"

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