Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 上


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Meaning

upwards, on top, upon, above

Pronunciation

shàng, shǎng

Explanation

Ground , with a plant directing upwards. (opposite of)

Mnemonic

From the horizontal ground, a plant is directed upwards.

Radicals

upwards, on top
one
oracle, mysticism(This radical is considered to be a simplification of: fortune telling (crack in the shell of a turtle from which the fortune was told.). Sometimes it is read as a forking of a road.)

Vocabulary

羲皇上人 xī huáng shàng rén person from ages immemorial; fig. untroubled person
上层 shàng céng upper layer
上帝 shàng dì God
上诉 shàng sù appeal (a judicial case)
上级 shàng jí higher authorities; superiors
台上 tái shàng on stage
路上 lù shang on the road; on a journey; road surface
上空 shàng kōng overhead; in the sky
上山 shàng shān to go uphill; to spin cocoon (silkworms); to pass away
赶上 gǎn shàng to keep up with; to catch up with; to overtake; to chance upon; in time for
上午 shàng wǔ morning

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