Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 社


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Meaning

society, association, group, club, agency

Pronunciation

shè

Explanation

Left: to show/altar 礻(= image of an altar with a sacrifice and drippling blood ), right: earth

Mnemonic

He shows (points) to this earth. Here we found our society.

Radicals

to show, altar(Shows a simple altar with a sacrifice and blood is trickling down. Thus the meanings: to show and altar.)
earth, ground

Vocabulary

社会 shè huì society
匡扶社稷 kuāng fú shè jì to earnestly support one's country (idiom)
塔斯社 Tǎ sī shè TASS; Information Telegraph Agency of Russia
出版社 chū bǎn shè publishing house
社会科学 shè huì kē xué social sciences
合作社 hé zuò shè cooperative; workers' or agricultural producers' cooperative etc
社论 shè lùn editorial (in a newspaper)
通讯社 tōng xùn shè a news service (e.g. Xinhua)
新华社 Xīn huá shè Xinhua news agency
人民公社 rén mín gōng shè people's commune
公社 gōng shè commune

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