shi4 =
sh + Ø4

matter / thing / item / work / affair / CL:件[jian4],樁|桩[zhuang1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: The thing. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting


Sherlock Holmes read a magic scroll in the bathroom of the space station. The scroll promised eternal love to anyone who reads it and wears a pig's nose while doing so, and Sherlock gave it a try. Now he summoned the thing, and he is scared to death! All he has to defend with is a crowbar. However, he never was in danger: Since he is wearing the pig snout, the thing thinks Sherlock is his mommy, and it just wants to cuddle. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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𠮛
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+
𠮛
xx5

purpose / aim / excellent | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 𠮛

This character looks like a scroll, on which your aim is written. A scroll with the paper made from mandarins (口), and a flute (一) to wrap it all up. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting


𠮛
=

+
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

𠮛
=

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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


=
𠮛
+

+
ji4 =
ji + Ø4

pig snout (Kangxi radical 58) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne of Arc wears a fake pig snout in the space station's bathroom and makes grunting and squealing sounds. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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+

=

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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


=
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


=
𠮛
+

+
jue2 =
ju + e2

"vertical stroke with hook" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 6) / see also 豎鉤|竖钩[shu4 gou1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Doesn't 亅 look like a crowbar? Zeus (ju-) shows off his mighty crowbars (亅) in the entrance of the Erechtheion (-e2). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

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


shi4

qing5
affair / matter / thing / business / CL:件[jian4],樁|桩[zhuang1] (HSK level 2)

gu4

shi4
old practice / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 3)

gu4

shi5
narrative / story / tale (HSK level 3)

tong2

shi4
colleague / co-worker / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4] (HSK level 3)

shi4

wu4
thing / object / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

jun1

shi4
military affairs / military matters / military (HSK level 5)

shi4

xian1
in advance / before the event / beforehand / prior (HSK level 5)

shi4

shi2
fact / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

cong2

shi4
to go for / to engage in / to undertake / to deal with / to handle / to do (HSK level 5)

ren2

shi4
personnel / human resources / human affairs / ways of the world / (euphemism) sexuality / the facts of life (HSK level 5)

dang1

shi4

ren2
persons involved or implicated / party (to an affair) (HSK level 6)

shi4

xiang4
matter / item (HSK level 6)

qi3

shi4
announcement (written, on billboard, letter, newspaper or website) / to post information / a notice (HSK level 6)

ben3

shi5
ability / skill (HSK level 6)

ben3

shi4
source material / original story (HSK level 6)

dong3

shi4

zhang3
chairman of the board / chairman (HSK level 6)

shi4

wu4
(political, economic etc) affairs / work / transaction (as in a computer database) (HSK level 6)

shi2

shi4
current trends / the present situation / how things are going (HSK level 6)

xing2

shi4
criminal / penal (HSK level 6)

shi4

jian4
event / happening / incident / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 6)

wang3

shi4
past events / former happenings (HSK level 6)

shi4

tai4
situation / existing state of affairs (HSK level 6)

shi4

ye4
undertaking / project / activity / (charitable, political or revolutionary) cause / publicly funded institution, enterprise or foundation / career / occupation / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 6)

shi4

gu4
accident / CL:樁|桩[zhuang1],起[qi3],次[ci4] (HSK level 6)

shi2

shi4

qiu2

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

ling3

shi4

guan3
consulate (HSK level 6)

shi4

ji4
deed / past achievement / important event of the past (HSK level 6)

shi4

yi2
matters / arrangements

li4

xing2

gong1

shi4
routine business / usual practice / mere formality

re3

shi4
to cause trouble

chu3

shi4
to handle affairs / to deal with

yi1

shi4

wu2

cheng2
to have achieved nothing / to be a total failure / to get nowhere

wu2

shi4

sheng1

fei1
to make trouble out of nothing

chui1

shi4
cooking

fang2

yu4

gong1

shi4
fortification / defensive structure

xi1

shi4

ning2

ren2
to keep the peace; to patch up a quarrel (idiom)

mei2

shi4
it's not important / it's nothing / never mind / to have nothing to do / to be free / to be all right (out of danger or trouble)

liang3

ma3

shi4
two quite different things / another kettle of fish

huai4

shi4
to ruin sth / to spoil / to sour / to make things bad / evil deed / bad action / dishonesty / criminality / corruption

da4

shi4
major event / major political event (war or change of regime) / major social event (wedding or funeral) / (do sth) in a big way / CL:件[jian4],樁|桩[zhuang1]

Example sentences for

 
there is - this - good - situation
What luck!
 
you - come - here - what - situation
What have you come for?
 
I - act as - what thing - as it turns out - like this
What do you think what I am? So that is why
 
there is - this - kind of - matter
It is like this
 
your majesty - major event - not good - (le)
Your Majesty! Devastating news!
 
this - is - horse - heaven - lord - handle matters - reckless - spoil - (le) - stratagem
This is just because General Ma handles matters recklessly and spoiled the whole plan
 
but - keep - at - heaven - day - long - (le) - again - will - come up - matter
But keeping him in heaven will make the days very long. There will be new troubles

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