Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 刻


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Meaning

to carve, quarter (hour), to cut

Pronunciation

Explanation

Left: (zodiac) pig /豚 (head , fat body small tail ), right: knife

Mnemonic

(piece-rate work at the slaughterhouse) The pig is cut with a knife (= carved) within a quarter hour.

Radicals

pig
bent stroke(emphasis, accent)
cut(It is typically at the right side of the character.)

Vocabulary

立刻 lì kè forthwith; immediate; prompt; promptly; straightway; thereupon; at once
深刻 shēn kè profound; deep; deep-going
时刻 shí kè moment, constantly; always
雕刻 diāo kè to carve; to engrave; carving
苛刻 kē kè harsh; pitiless

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