Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 嘴


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Meaning

nozzle, mouth, beak, spout (of teapot etc)

Pronunciation

zuǐ

Explanation

Left: mouth 口, right: 觜 (stop 止, sitting person 匕), corner, horn 角 (image of the horn of an animal)

Mnemonic

This 'mouth' can stop the outlet, has to sit well and is made of horn: the nozzle/mouth.

Radicals

mouth, opening(This is a small square. If it is bigger: 囗, it is an enclosure.)
horn

Vocabulary

嘴唇 zuǐ chún lip
嘴巴 zuǐ bā mouth; slap
喷嘴 pēn zuǐ nozzle; extrusion nozzle
龇牙咧嘴 zī yá liě zuǐ to grimace (in pain); to show one's teeth; to bare one's fangs
咧开嘴笑 liě kāi zuǐ xiào to laugh
撇嘴 piě zuǐ to twitch one's mouth
红嘴鸥 hóng zuǐ ōu black-headed gull

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