Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 其


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Meaning

his, her, its, theirs, that, such, it (refers to sth preceding it)

Pronunciation

Explanation

Image of a grain shovel/scoop (tool for threshing)

Mnemonic

The basket on the table is his/hers.

Radicals

grain shovel/scoop(With a grain scoop 其 (tool for threshing), grain was rhythmically [thus used in period 期] thrown up to shead the grain from the husk. (cf. to winnow 簸))
table(This hanzi 几 stands also for "how many" or small table and this radical is understood as a variation of it.)

Vocabulary

其他 qí tā other; the others; else; other than (that person); in addition to the person mentioned above
避其锐气击其惰归 bì qí ruì qì jī qí duò guī avoid the enemy when he is fresh and strike him when he is tired and withdraws
避其锐气击其惰归 bì qí ruì qì jī qí duò guī avoid the enemy when he is fresh and strike him when he is tired and withdraws
自取其咎 zì qǔ qí jiù to have only oneself to blame (idiom); to bring trouble through one's own actions
逞其口舌 chěng qí kǒu shé to boast of one's quarrels to others (idiom)
莫名其妙 mò míng qí miào unfathomable mystery (idiom); subtle and ineffable; unable to make head or tail of it; boring (e.g. movie)
其一 qí yī one of the given (options etc); the first; firstly
与其 yǔ qí rather than...; (rather than A, better to B)
极其 jí qí extremely
其次 qí cì next; secondly
其实 qí shí actually; in fact; really

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