shen2 =
sh + (e)n2

variant of 什[shen2] / what | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

shen4 =
sh + (e)n4

what / very / extremely / any | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: An extremist.

Sherlock Holmes is in the middle of one of his adventures: in the Forbidden City's bathroom he found an extremist threatening a cow. With his keen eyes though he sees that the extremist's bombing belt is fake and just made out of bolts of thread, so he bravely jumps in to rescue the frightened cow. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting



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pi1 =
pi + Ø1

mate / one of a pair | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

pi3 =
pi + Ø3

classifier for horses, mules etc / Taiwan pr. [pi1] / ordinary person / classifier for cloth: bolt / horsepower | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Pocahontas has been waiting for a metal box full of bolts of cloth in the space station. Now it arrived, but as she opens it Sun Wukong jumps out with only a pair of bolts of cloth in his hands, much to Pocahontas' dismay. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


pi3 =
pi + Ø3

variant of 匹[pi3] / classifier for cloth: bolt | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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er2 =
Ø + Ø2

son | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

"Son" (儿) sounds similar to "Sun" like in "Sun Wu Kong", so it's gonna be represented by the monkey king. Albert Einstein (Ø-) and Sun Wu Kong are fighting in the space station's entrance (-Ø2). Their weapons: Albert has a shovel (乚), and Sun Wu Kong has a banana (丿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

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

r5

non-syllabic diminutive suffix / retroflex final | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=
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,
about 3 years ago


=
丿
+
ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - 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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fang1 =
f + ang1

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 22), occurring in 区, 医, 匹 etc / see also 三框欄|三框栏[san1 kuang4 lan2] / see also 區字框|区字框[qu1 zi4 kuang4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I'm just gonna represent this element by a metal box. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


Frankenstein's Monster is really mad about not being able to open a metal box in front of Angkor Wat. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 2 years ago | add a painting



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gan1 =
g + an1

surname Gan / abbr. for Gansu Province 甘肅省|甘肃省[Gan1 su4 Sheng3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

gan1 =
g + an1

sweet / willing | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: 甘 just looks like a cow's head to me.

In front of Anchor Inn, Guy Fawkes wants to drink the cow's sweet, sweet milk. He already organized a capacitor as electric shocker. The cow is not willing to surrender at all, though: she is ready to defend herself with a double axe. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year 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,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 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, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 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,
about 3 years ago


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nian4 =
ni + an4

twenty, twentieth | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Symbol: double axe. Here's why: 20 -> XX -> "double-x" -> "double axe".

Nefertiti (ni) is rebuilding her kingdom in the bathroom of Anchor Inn (an4). She's shaping twenty (卄) dinosaur bones (丨) with a double axe (卄) and stacking them on top of one (一) flute (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 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,
about 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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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 4

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
(e)n2

Just inside the entrance of the Forbidden City - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
(e)n4

In the Forbidden City's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


shen4

zhi4
even / so much so that (HSK level 4)

geng4

you3

shen4

zhe3
furthermore (idiom)

shen4

huo4
so much so that / to the extent that / even

qi1

ren2

tai4

shen4
to bully intolerably (idiom)

shen4

xiao1

chen2

shang4
clamor raises the dust (idiom); a tremendous clamor / to raise a tremendous stink

shen4

gao1

pin2
very high frequency (VHF)

shen4

er2
even / so much so that

shen4

zhi4

yu2
so much (that) / even (to the extent that)

shen2

me5
variant of 什麼|什么[shen2 me5]

shen4

ju4
considerable / substantial / very great

yi1

zhi1

wei2

shen4
Once is enough (idiom)

shen4

gan3

cha4

yi4
amazed / astonished / deeply troubled

shen4

nong2
strong (smell) / thick (fog)

shen4

wei2
very / extremely

shen4

ju4
considerable / substantial / very great

zhi1

zhi1

shen4

wei1
to know very little about

fu4

si4

shen4

kuan1
well-read (idiom)

zi4

feng4

shen4

jian3
to allow oneself few comforts or pleasures (idiom)

zi4

shi4

shen4

gao1
to think highly of oneself (idiom); giving oneself airs / arrogant and self-important

bi1

ren2

tai4

shen4
to push sb too far / to go too far (in oppressing people)

shen4

wei1
very small / very little / scant / minimal

yi1

zhi1

wei4

shen4
see 一之為甚|一之为甚[yi1 zhi1 wei2 shen4]

bei1

zhi1

,

wu2

shen4

gao1

lun4
my opinion, nothing very involved (idiom, humble expression); my humble point is a familiar opinion / what I say is really nothing out of the ordinary

bei1

zhi1

,

wu2

shen4

gao1

lun4
my opinion, nothing very involved (idiom, humble expression); my humble point is a familiar opinion / what I say is really nothing out of the ordinary

xing4

shen4
very fortunate / sth to rejoice at

huo3

yao4

wei4

shen4

nong2
strong smell of gunpowder / fig. tense situation / stand-off

bu4

qiu2

shen4

jie3
lit. not requiring a detailed understanding (idiom); only looking for an overview / not bothered with the details / superficial / content with shallow understanding

bu4

wei2

yi3

shen4
refrain from going to extremes in meting out punishment / not be too hard on subject

shen4

qie3
even / going as far as to / so much so that

Example sentences for

 
pull out - my - control - sea - treasure. - This - monkey - spirit - method - really big
He pulled out my sea-controlling treasure. This monkey spirit is really powerful

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