Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for the Chinese Hanzi: 望


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Meaning

to expect, to hope, to visit, to gaze (into the distance)

Pronunciation

wàng

Explanation

Top: death (coffin in cross-section), body /, bottom: king

Mnemonic

The dead body of the king goes with our expectations.

Radicals

death, to die
meat(and body parts)
king
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Vocabulary

希望 xī wàng to wish for; to desire; hope
瞩望 zhǔ wàng to look forward to
眺望 tiào wàng to scan from afar
盼望 pàn wàng to hope for; to look forward to
渴望 kě wàng to thirst for; to long for
仰望 yǎng wàng to look up at; to look up to sb hopefully
欲望 yù wàng desire; longing; appetite; craving
愿望 yuàn wàng desire; wish

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