Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 生


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Meaning

life, to be born, to grow, raw/uncooked

Pronunciation

shēng

Explanation

Accent/emphasis (here: a twig) at a growing plant / [cf. abundant ]

Mnemonic

The twig at the growing plant stands for life.

Radicals

life
growing plant(abundant)
bent stroke(emphasis, accent)

Vocabulary

初生之犊不怕虎 chū shēng zhī dú bù pà hǔ A new-born calf has no fear of the tiger (idiom). The fearlessness of youth.
生米煮成熟饭 shēng mǐ zhǔ chéng shú fàn the rice is cooked; what's done is done; it's too late to change anything now (idiom)
衍生物 yǎn shēng wù a derivative (complex product derived from simpler source material)
生姜 shēng jiāng fresh ginger
生殖腺 shēng zhí xiàn reproductive gland; gonad; sex organ
陌生人 mò shēng rén a stranger
陌生 mò shēng strange; unfamiliar
诞生 dàn shēng to be born
滋生 zī shēng to breed; to flourish; to cause; to provoke; to create
丛生 cóng shēng growing as a thicket; overgrown; breaking out everywhere (of disease, social disorder etc)

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