(shēng)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. rise
  2. hoist
  3. promote
  4. liter

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • shēng > sheng1

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
晋升 jìnshēng promote to a higher position
毕升 Bì Shēng Bi Sheng (990-1051), inventor of movable type
飙升 biāo shēng to rise rapidly/to soar
步步高升 bù bù gāo shēng to climb step by step/to rise steadily/on the up and up
超升 chāo shēng exaltation
初升 chū shēng rising (sun, moon etc)
窜升 cuàn shēng to rise rapidly/to shoot up
蹿升 cuān shēng to rise rapidly/to shoot up
递升 dì shēng to ascend progressively
调升 diào shēng to promote
飞升 fēi shēng to levitate heavenwards (a Daoist success)/to take off/to soar (of prices)
飞升 fēi shēng to levitate heavenwards (a Daoist success)/to take off/to soar (of prices)
分升 fēn shēng deciliter
高升 gāo shēng to get a promotion
歌舞升平 gē wǔ shēng píng lit. to celebrate peace with songs and dance (idiom)/fig. to make a show of happiness and prosperity
公升 gōng shēng liter
韩升洙 Hán Shēng zhū Han Seung-soo (1936-), South Korean diplomat and politician, prime minister 2008-2009
毫升 háo shēng milliliter
回升 huí shēng to rise again after a fall/to pick up/rally (stock market etc)
鸡犬升天 jī quǎn shēng tiān lit. poultry and dogs rise to Heaven (idiom)/fig. to ride on sb else's success/Once one man gets a government position, all his cronies get in too/Once sb has cracked the problem, every Tom, Dick and Harry can do it
晋升 jìn shēng to promote to a higher position
金乌西坠,玉兔东升 jīn wū xī zhuì, yù tù dōng shēng lit. the golden bird of the sun sets in the west, the jade hare of the moon rises in the east/fig. at sunset
厘升 lí shēng centiliter
茅以升 Máo Yǐ shēng Mao Yisheng (1896-1989), Chinese structural engineer and social activist
爬升 pá shēng to rise/to ascend/to climb (airplane etc)/to go up (sales figures etc)/to gain promotion
攀升 pān shēng to clamber up/(of prices etc) to rise
全球气候升温 quán qiú qì hòu shēng wēn global warming
冉冉上升 rǎn rǎn shàng shēng to ascend slowly
上升 shàng shēng to rise/to go up/to ascend
上升空间 shàng shēng kōng jiān upside/potential to rise
上升趋势 shàng shēng qū shì an upturn/an upward trend
升调 shēng diào rising tone (phonetics, e.g. on a question in English)
升斗 shēng dǒu liter and decaliter dry measure/(fig.) meager quantity of foodstuff
升斗小民 shēng dǒu xiǎo mín poor people (idiom)/those who live from hand to mouth
升幅 shēng fú extent of an increase/percentage rise
升高 shēng gāo to raise/to ascend
升格 shēng gé promotion/upgrade
升汞 shēng gǒng mercuric chloride (HgCl)
升官 shēng guān to get promoted
升官发财 shēng guān fā cái to be promoted and gain wealth (idiom)
升号 shēng hào (music) sharp (♯)
升华 shēng huá to sublimate/sublimation (physics)/to raise to a higher level/to refine/promotion
升级 shēng jí to escalate (in intensity)/to go up by one grade/to be promoted/to upgrade (computing)
升降 shēng jiàng rising and falling
升降机 shēng jiàng jī aerial work platform (e.g. cherry picker or scissor lift)/lift/elevator
升结肠 shēng jié cháng ascending colon (anatomy)/first section of large intestine
升空 shēng kōng to rise to the sky/to lift off/to levitate/liftoff
圣母升天节 Shèng mǔ shēng tiān jié Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Christian festival on 15th August)
升旗 shēng qí to raise a flag/to hoist a flag
升起 shēng qǐ to raise/to hoist/to rise
升旗仪式 shēng qí yí shì flag raising ceremony
升迁 shēng qiān promote/promotion
升任 shēng rèn to be promoted to
升入 shēng rù to progress to (a higher-level school)
升市 shēng shì rising prices/bull market
升堂入室 shēng táng rù shì lit. to reach the main room and enter the chamber (idiom)/fig. to gradually attain proficiency/to attain a higher level
升腾 shēng téng to rise/to ascend/to leap up
升天 shēng tiān lit. to ascend to heaven/to die
升温 shēng wēn to become hot/temperature rise/(fig.) to intensify/to hot up/to escalate/to get a boost
升息 shēng xī to raise interest rates
升遐 shēng xiá to pass away (of an emperor)
升序 shēng xù ascending order
升学 shēng xué to enter the next grade school
升压 shēng yā to boost the pressure (of a fluid)/to boost (or step up) the voltage
升压剂 shēng yā jì vasopressor agent/antihypotensive agent (medicine)
升职 shēng zhí to get promoted (at work etc)/promotion
升值 shēng zhí to rise in value/to appreciate
四海升平 sì hǎi shēng píng lit. all four oceans are peaceful/worldwide peace (idiom)
提升 tí shēng to promote/to upgrade
调升 tiáo shēng to adjust upward/to upgrade/(price) hike
微升 wēi shēng microliter
小升初 xiǎo shēng chū progression from elementary school to junior high (abbr. for 小學生升入初中生|小学生升入初中生[xiǎo xué shēng shēng rù chū zhōng shēng])
耶稣升天节 Yē sū Shēng tiān jié Ascension Day (Christian festival forty days after Easter)
一人得道,鸡犬升天 yī rén dé dào, jī quǎn shēng tiān lit. when a man achieves the Dao, his poultry and dogs rise to Heaven (idiom)/fig. to ride on sb else's success/Once one man gets a government position, all his cronies get in too/Once sb has cracked the problem, every Tom, Dick and Harry can do it
跃升 yuè shēng to leap to (a higher position etc)/to jump/(of a plane) to ascend
直升飞机 zhí shēng fēi jī see 直升機|直升机[zhí shēng jī]
直升机 zhí shēng jī helicopter/CL:架[jià]
直升机坪 zhí shēng jī píng helipad
逐步升级 zhú bù shēng jí escalation
擢升 zhuó shēng to promote (sb)/to upgrade/to ascend

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