什 shén what
Made up of [亻 rén
radical 9, 十 shí
Number of strokes 4
Using 亻 rén
: 他 tā (he) 花 huā (flower) 们 mén (s) 何 hé (what) 化 huà (to make into) 位 wèi (position) 夜 yè (night) 传 zhuàn (biography) 作 zuò (to do) 代 dài (replace) 亿 yì (100,000,000) 你 nǐ (you) 住 zhù (to live) 份 fèn (portion) 估 gū (estimate) 供 gōng (to provide) 值 zhí (value) 俩 bǐng (both) 仁 rén (humane) 倡 chàng (to initiate) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) 倒 dǎo (fall) 但 dàn (but) 候 hòu (wait)
Using 十 shí
: 半 bàn (half) 德 dé (virtue) 古 gǔ (ancient) 载 zài (to carry) 卖 mài (sell) 支 zhī (to support) 盾 dùn (shield) 直 zhí (straight) 早 zǎo (early)
Sounds same神 shén (god)
Different tone身 shēn (body)
申 shēn (to extend)
Stroke order for character 什, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
什么 shén me
The lotus is an emblem with strong Buddhist links. As the plant grows in mud and muck and yet produces a pure white flower it is considered a metaphor for favorable transformation.
As a considerable proportion of China is swathed in toxic smog planners are considering how to combat the problem. One proposed solution is to move people and businesses away from the suburbs of Beijing into outlying districts. The move would give people shorter commutes and lower the density of people in polluted areas. In the last 18 years energy consumption has doubled and the number of cars tripled (Oh for the Halcyon days of bicycles)! The long term plan is for Beijing's population to be capped at 23 million.
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