Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 妹


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Meaning

younger sister

Pronunciation

mèi

Explanation

left: woman 女, right: not yet, immature 未 (The upper shorter branch 一 of the tree 木 is "not yet".)

Mnemonic

This woman, who is "not yet a woman", is my: younger sister.

Radicals

woman
unripe, not yet(The upper branch of the tree is shorter, thus 'not yet' or immature.)

Vocabulary

妹妹 mèi mei younger sister; fig. younger woman (esp. girl friend or rival)
妹妹 mèi mei younger sister; fig. younger woman (esp. girl friend or rival)
姊妹 zǐ mèi (older and younger) sisters
表姊妹 biǎo zǐ mèi father's sister's daughters; maternal female cousin

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