Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 事


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Meaning

affair, matter, thing, item, work

Pronunciation

shì

Explanation

From top: ten 十, mouth 口, hand /彐

Mnemonic

Keep ten mouths shut with one hand: what an affair!

Radicals

hook
mouth, opening(This is a small square. If it is bigger: 囗, it is an enclosure.)
hand

Vocabulary

事实上 shì shí shàng in fact; in reality; actually; as a matter of fact; de facto; ipso facto
事先 shì xiān in advance; before the event; beforehand; prior
实事求是 shí shì qiú shì to seek truth from facts (idiom); to be practical and realistic
领事 lǐng shì consul
事项 shì xiàng matter; item
事迹 shì jì deed; past achievement; important event of the past
煞有介事 shà yǒu jiè shì to pretend to be serious about doing sth (idiom)
百事轻怡 Bǎi shì qīng yí Diet Pepsi; Pepsi Light
琐事 suǒ shì trifle

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