shēn body; life; oneself

Note

Originally a picture of a pregnant woman but now extended to mean body in general
Number of strokes 7

Radical

Index 158 used in: shè (to shoot) ; tǎng (to recline)

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Sounds same

shēn (to extend)

Different tone

shén (god) shén (what)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

身临其境 shēn lín qí jìng To be present at a location. A witness to an event
身体力行 shēn tǐ lì xíng Following the advice given oneself
羊毛出在羊身上 yáng maó chū zài yáng shēn shàng Unrealistic expectations. You get what you pay for

Also

护身符 hù shēn fú amulet

United nation again

After over 350 years of disunity following the collapse of the Han dynasty China became re-united under the short-lived Sui dynasty. After some positive developments under the dynastic founder the dysnaty collapsed under his successor but China did not again fall into chaos as it was soon succeeded by the Tang dynasty.
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huà to make into; to change into; to transform

Made up of [ bǐ spoon; ladle radical 21, rén Person (radical) radical 9]

Origin

A person tumbling over suggesting change and transformation
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