Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 下


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Meaning

down(wards), below, lower, later, next (week etc)

Pronunciation

xià

Explanation

Mnemonic

Shows a line as ground and a plant's root underneath.

Radicals

one
downwards, below
oracle, mysticism(This radical is considered to be a simplification of: fortune telling (crack in the shell of a turtle from which the fortune was told.). Sometimes it is read as a forking of a road.)

Vocabulary

一下 yī xià (used after a verb) give it a go; to do (sth for a bit to give it a try); one time; once; in a while; all of a sudden; all at once
下游 xià yóu lower reaches (of a river); lower level; lower echelon; downstream
下层 xià céng underlayer; lower class; lower strata; substrate
乡下 xiāng xià country (as opposed to town or city); rural
下午 xià wǔ afternoon; p.m.
殿下 diàn xià your majesty (honorific); his highness
躺下 tǎng xià to lie down
惟恐天下不乱 wéi kǒng tiān xià bù luàn motivated by a desire to see the world in chaos; lest all under heaven's not in chaos and disorder
扔下 rēng xià to throw down; to drop (bomb)
跪下 guì xia to kneel down
下旬 xià xún last third of the month

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