Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 变


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Meaning

to change, to become different, to transform

Pronunciation

biàn

Explanation

Top: also/further 亦 (To understand this variation 亦 as red 赤, you can also/further do.) [red 赤: When earth (clay) 土 is burned 灬, the pottery becomes red 赤], bottom: once again 又 (image of a hand)

Mnemonic

(Did he work so much until the hand was blood-red?) A reddish hand stands for: making a change.

Radicals

also, namely
red
again, hand

Vocabulary

变为 biàn wéi to change into
变量 biàn liàng variable
变速 biàn sù speed change; gear shift
变异 biàn yì variation
变迁 biàn qiān changes; vicissitudes
哗变 huá biàn mutiny; rebellion
变生肘腋 biàn shēng zhǒu yè lit. calamity in one's armpit (idiom); a major coup happening on one's doorstep; trouble or danger in one's own backyard
变卦 biàn guà to change one's mind; to go turncoat on; to go back on one's word; to break an agreement
蜕变 tuì biàn to transform; to morph; to degenerate; metamorphosis; transmutation; transformation; decay; degeneration
变革 biàn gé transform; change

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