Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 把


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Meaning

handle, to hold, contain, grasp, take hold of

Pronunciation

bǎ, bà

Explanation

Left: hand , right: to hope (Behind the doorknob you may hope.)

Mnemonic

The hand at the doorknob stands for holding (or handle).

Radicals

hand
to hope, long for(Actually a slumped person is shown. But the explanations use it as "doorhandle". This understanding is based on the character: (bǎ, bà), which is in combination of a hand and means: doorknob.)

Vocabulary

把握 bǎ wò to grasp (also fig.); to seize; to hold; assurance; certainty; sure (of the outcome)
把手 bǎ shǒu handle; grip; knob

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