Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 刚


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Meaning

hard, firm, enduring, just, barely

Pronunciation

gāng

Explanation

Left: hill (image of a hill), right: cutting/knife

Mnemonic

(Is probably a gristle/cartilage in the meat?) A "hill" (= a thickening) is for cutting with a knife: particularly hard.

Radicals

mound, ridge of a mountain(With two crosses it is seen as a dragnet/trawl net .)
cut(It is typically at the right side of the character.)

Vocabulary

刚才 gāng cái (just) a moment ago; just now; a moment ago
刚刚 gāng gāng just recently; just a moment ago
刚刚 gāng gāng just recently; just a moment ago

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