Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 急


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Meaning

urgent, pressing, rapid, hurried

Pronunciation

Explanation

From top: inflected person ⺈, hand /, heart

Mnemonic

The inflected person holds the hand to the heart, because he was in an urgent hurry. (and now is exhausted)

Radicals

urgent, pressing
heart(Image of a heart with coronary arteries.)
hand
hand(originally a snoot (of pig), but here used as a hand.)

Vocabulary

紧急 jǐn jí urgent; emergency
急剧 jí jù rapid; sudden
急忙 jí máng hastily
急躁 jí zào irritable; irascible; impetuous
湍急 tuān jí rapid (flow of water)
急遽 jí jù rapid; sudden

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