shén god

Made up of [ shì spirit; altar radical 113, shēn to extend; to state; to explain ]

Note

Combines 'spirit' as radical with 'extend' although it is likely that this was originally <% ChUni (?) %> <% ChPinyin (di?n) %> for lightning representing the power of god as master of thunderstorms.
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters


Also uses shì component: fú (good fortune) lǐ (ceremony) zǔ (grandfather)

Sounds same

shén (what)

Different tone

shēn (body) shēn (to extend)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

八仙过海,各显神通 bā xiān guò hǎi, gè xiǎn shén tōng Everyone has their own special skills to contribute
心旷神怡,事事顺利 xīn kuàng shén yí, shì shì shùn lì Feeling happy and relaxed
神工鬼斧 shén gōng guǐ fǔ So skilled that workmanship presumed to be the work of a god not a human. Fantastic, superb artistry.

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