Hi ChinesePod team, my question is this: For this 2 words are look very similar. How can I to remember and use it correct for 土 (TǓ) AND 士 (SHÌ)?
- Create your own mnemonic
- Learn some compounds that contain these characters.
- Practice writing and saying them.
土 [tǔ] means dirt
士 [shì] usually refers to a person of high position. Such as 绅士 [shēn shì] (gentlemen).
(This might not be a professional way of teaching this, but I used this method when I was young) I would imagine 士 [shì] as a person so the arms are stretched longer. 土 [tǔ] is from the ground, so I would remember that the bottom stroke is longer.
I would recommend brainstorming about similar explanations that work for you to remember these.