shàng up; above

Note

A basic abstract notion of something above a line
Number of strokes 3

Sounds same

shàng (still)

Different tone

shǎng (to hand down)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 上
Stroke order for character 上, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Provinces

上海 Shanghai

Cities

上海 Shanghai City, Shanghai

Proverbs

箭在弦上,不得不发 jiàn zài xián shàng, bù dé bù fā Things have reached a point when something must be done
锦上添花 jǐn shàng tiān huā Taking too much trouble with detail to try to achieve perfection. Fiddling when already complete.
热锅上的蚂蚁 rè guō shàng de mǎ yǐ In a state of feverish activity and excitement
三十六计,走为上策 sān shí liù jì, zǒu wéi shàng cè Sometimes it is best to avoid conflict altogether. Flight can be the best option
雪上加霜 xuě shàng jiā shuāng To add to misfortunes unnecessarily
羊毛出在羊身上 yáng maó chū zài yáng shēn shàng Unrealistic expectations. You get what you pay for

Phrases

上个星期 shàng gè xīng qī last week
上个月 shàng gè yuè last month
上海 shàng hǎi Shanghai
上午 shàng wǔ morning
晚上 wǎn shàng evening
早上 zǎo shàng early morning

Also

上巳节 Shàngsìjié Shangsi Festival

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