Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 时


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Meaning

period, time, era, hour, season

Pronunciation

shí

Explanation

Left: sun/day , right: skillful hand

Mnemonic

A day is divided by a skillful hand into: periods.

Radicals

sun, day
skillful hand(Image of a hand forearm and pulse . It was originally also the distance of one inch (Length: 1 ts'wun = 3.72 cm) from the hand's palm to the pulse. This also stood for a small amount. In the mnemonic, it is used as "skillful hand".)

Vocabulary

有时 yǒu shí sometimes; now and then
很多时 hěn duō shí often
时常 shí cháng often; frequently
平时 píng shí ordinarily; in normal times; in peacetime
时刻 shí kè moment, constantly; always
时针 shí zhēn hand of a clock; hour hand
届时 jiè shí when the time comes; at the scheduled time
时辰 shí chen time; one of the 12 two-hour periods of the day
时乖命蹇 shí guāi mìng jiǎn bad times, adverse fate (idiom)
风靡一时 fēng mǐ yī shí fashionable for a while (idiom); all the rage
时髦 shí máo in vogue; fashionable

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