Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 扫


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Meaning

to sweep, broom

Pronunciation

sǎo, sào

Explanation

Left: hand , right: hand /, which is simplified from 掃 showing a hand holding a broom .

Mnemonic

It is the hand that has the broom: to sweep.

Radicals

hand
hand(originally a snoot (of pig), but here used as a hand.)

Vocabulary

扫描 sǎo miáo to scan
扫帚 sào zhou broom

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