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The Chinese word shen - 身 - shēn
(body in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

shēn

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English translations

body, life,
person, personally

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 身 ( shēn ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( shen / shēn ) with pronunciation (English translation: body )
The traditional Chinese characters of shēn are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Character complexity
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is composed of 7 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

stature  |  skill
身 ( shen / shēn ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 109)
Chinese example words containing the character 身 ( shen / shēn )
浑身 ( húnshēn = all over ), 身边 ( shēnbiān = at one's side ), 身份证 ( shēnfènzhèng = ID card ), 身体 ( shēntĭ = body ), 身子 ( shēnzi = body ), 塑身 ( sùshēn = body shaper )
Other characters that are pronounced shēn in Chinese
More words that mean body in Chinese
shēntĭ ( 身体 ), shēnzi ( 身子 )
More words that mean life in Chinese
mìng ( 命 ), rìzi ( 日子 ), shēng ( 生 ), shēnghuó ( 生活 ), shēngmìng ( 生命 ), shòu ( 寿 )

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