Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 争


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Meaning

dispute, to strive for, to argue or debate

Pronunciation

zhēng

Explanation

Top: bent person ⺈, below: hand /彐, stick 亅

Mnemonic

The bent person with a stick in his hand is looking for a dispute.

Radicals

dispute, fight
Hand with stick(Hand with stick ノ)
hook
hand

Vocabulary

战争 zhàn zhēng war; conflict
鹬蚌相争 yù bàng xiāng zhēng lit. sandpiper and clam war together (and the fisherman catches both, idiom); fig. neighbors who can't agree lose out to a third party
鹬蚌相争渔翁得利 yù bàng xiāng zhēng yú wēng dé lì lit. sandpiper and clam war together (and the fisherman catches both, idiom); fig. neighbors who can't agree lose out to a third party
蚁斗蜗争 yǐ dòu wō zhēng lit. the ant fights, the snail contends (idiom); fig. petty squabbling
直皖战争 Zhí Wǎn zhàn zhēng war of 1920 between Northern Warlords, in which the Zhili faction beat the Anhui faction and took over the Beijing government
赎罪日战争 Shú zuì rì zhàn zhēng the Yom Kippur war of October 1973 between Israel and her Arab neighbors
争宠 zhēng chǒng to strive for favor
争吵 zhēng chǎo dispute; strife
争分夺秒 zhēng fēn duó miǎo lit. fight minutes, snatch seconds (idiom); a race against time; making every second count
百家争鸣 bǎi jiā zhēng míng a hundred schools of thought contend (idiom); refers to the classical philosophic schools of the Warring States period 475-221 BC
争端 zhēng duān dispute; controversy; conflict

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