Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 优


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Meaning

excellent, superior

Pronunciation

yōu

Explanation

Left: person 亻, right: outstanding 尤 (Despite the broken leg 尢 [= 乚] the emphasis 丶 makes the big 大 person: outstanding)

Mnemonic

Personen, who are outstanding are excellent.

Radicals

person
outstanding, particularly(especially)
lame, broken leg(Shows a big 大 person with a broken leg 乚. (Do not confuse with 冘, where also both arms are broken.))
dot(Like an accent on a character, this radical is understood as an emphasis.)

Vocabulary

优点 yōu diǎn merit; benefit; strong point; advantage
优美 yōu měi graceful; fine; elegant
优势 yōu shì superiority; dominance; advantage
优良 yōu liáng fine; good; first-rate
优秀 yōu xiù outstanding; excellent
优质 yōu zhì excellent quality
优惠 yōu huì preferential; favorable
优胜劣汰 yōu shèng liè tài survival of the fittest

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