Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 像


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Meaning

to resemble, to appear, to seem, image, portrait

Pronunciation

xiàng

Explanation

Left: person , right: elephant (A trunk ⺈ and two big ears 罒 make a pig appear like an elephant)

Mnemonic

A person resembling an elephant is an appearance.

Radicals

person(This radical has several varation, i.e. a lying person , a standing , a sitting )
elefant(A trunk , two big ears and the rest like a pig )
pig(The zodiac boar is )

Vocabulary

好像 hǎo xiàng as if; to seem like
肖像 xiào xiàng portrait

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