Mnemonic comic for


rén = r + (e)n2: "person" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 9)


Mnemonic symbol: Rosa Luxemburg. She's quite radical, and her name starts with "r", just like "ren2". Also, 亻appears at the left-hand side of characters, and Rosa is a leftist as well. Robinson Crusoe (r) and Rosa Luxemburg (亻) are having their favorite snacks in the encampment's kitchen: Rosa is eating a banana (丿) and Robinson is eating a dinosaur bone (丨).


Could it be that this is the very same banana that Neanderthal Man wanted to give to Robinson Crusoe as a present?

Matthias, 9 months ago

Oh, by the way "Rosa" is German for "pink" so that's why she wears a pinkish shirt.

Matthias, 9 months ago

亻 character breakdown

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2)

Mnemonic symbol: a dinosaur bone. Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the encampment's living room ((e)n3).
vertical stroke (in Chinese characters), referred to as 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3]

Mnemonic symbol: a dinosaur bone. Sheldon Shrimp (shu) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) and is cracking it open to eat its bone marrow.
radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 4) / see 撇[pie3]

Pocahontas (pi-) is eating a banana (丿) in the elevator's living room (-e3).

Characters with 亻 as component

to exist; to be alive / (of sb or sth) to be (located) at / (used before a verb to indicate an action in progress)

= + + : Zorro (z) and Rosa Luxemburg (亻) exist (在) in the airplane's bathroom (ai4). Rosa is in the middle of balancing a flute (一) on her head and on a pile of clay (土). Zorro uses his rapier to inscribe "Z" into the flute, so as to mark that the pronunciation of "在" begins with "z".
step with the left foot (Kangxi radical 60) / see also 彳亍[chi4 chu4]

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol for the step with the left foot: a black sneaker, because black sneakers are popular at least with the leftists I met.

Rosa Luxemburg (亻) just finished her banana (丿) and throws the peel over her shoulder in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). Charlie Chaplin (彳), wearing a black sneaker on his left foot, manages to step on the banana peel with his left foot and fall over even in zero gravity.
to do; to engage in / to write; to compose / to pretend; to feign / to regard as; to consider to be / to be; to act the part of / to feel (itchy, nauseous etc) / writings; works

= + : Rosa Luxemburg (亻) and Zapatista Zebra (zu) are high-fiveing in the observatory's bathroom (o4) because they're growing so awesome Mohawk (乍) haircuts.
worker / workshop / (slang) troublesome / high-maintenance (person)
he; him (used for either sex when the sex is unknown or unimportant) / (used before sb's name for emphasis) / (used as a meaningless mock object) / (literary) other
variant of 花[hua1]
to make into / to change into / -ization / to ... -ize / to transform / abbr. for 化學|化学[hua4 xue2]

= + : Helga Horse and Rosa Luxemburg conduct an experiment in the ashram's bathroom. Using a transformer, they melt a ladle.
body / form / style / system / substance / to experience / aspect (linguistics)

= + : Rosa Luxemburg envies Mother Teresa's hot body. She asks her how she can be such a hottie even when lifting is not possible, like in the space station's zero gravity, and Mother Teresa answers that it's because of the roots she's eating.
you (informal, as opposed to courteous 您[nin2])

= + : Nefertiti and Rosa Luxemburg are sending you a peace dove inside the space station.
plural marker for pronouns, and nouns referring to individuals

= + : Rosa Luxemburg and Mahatma Gandhi are fighting on top of the Erechtheion. Rosa thinks it will be an easy win, but she didn't see the trap door in the floor yet.
to live / to dwell / to stay / to reside / to stop / (suffix indicating firmness, steadiness, or coming to a halt)

= + : Julian Giant Squid (zhu), Rosa Luxemburg (亻) and the Lord (主) are all living (住) together in a flat share in the space station's bathroom (Ø4).

Words with 亻

亻 is not used as a character in a word.

Sentences with 亻

亻 currently does not appear in any sentence.