Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 克


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Meaning

to subdue, to overthrow, gram

Pronunciation

Explanation

Top: ten 十, below: older brother 兄 (A big mouth 口 on feet 儿)

Mnemonic

The old 古 gets legs 儿, if it is subdued.

Radicals

ancient, old, former(Originally derived from the picture of a skull, hence "old". But the idea of a burial mound is also helpful.)
legs(Simplified from 兒 with the meaning 'son'. In the explanations used as 'two legs'.)
elder brother

Vocabulary

克服 kè fú (try to) overcome (hardships etc); to conquer; to put up with; to endure
顿涅茨克 Dùn niè cí kè Donetsk
圣潘克勒斯站 shèng Pān kè lēi sī zhàn Saint Pancras (London railway station)
阿克赛钦 Ā kè sài qīn Aksai Chin, a disputed region in the Tibetan plateau
贝娅特丽克丝 Bèi yà tè lí kè sī Beatrix (name)
鄂霍次克海 È huò cì kè hǎi sea of Okhotsk
马克沁机枪 Mǎ kè qìn jī qiāng Maxim machine gun
马克沁 Mǎ kè qìn Sir Hiram Maxim (1840-1916), American British inventor of the Maxim machine gun
盎格鲁萨克逊 àng gé lǔ sà kè xùn Anglo-Saxon
捷克斯洛伐克 Jié kè Sī luò fá kè Republic of Czechoslovakia (1918-1992)
捷克斯洛伐克 Jié kè Sī luò fá kè Republic of Czechoslovakia (1918-1992)

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