Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 根


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Meaning

root, basis, classifier for long slender objects (cigarettes)

Pronunciation

gēn

Explanation

Left: tree , right: 'not good' ('good' would be , but the accent is missing, thus 'not good')

Mnemonic

(not usable as timber) The tree is not good at the roots. (... or if it is too slender)

Radicals

tree
not good(This is the character for "good", but since the accent is missing it is understood as "not good". verstanden.)

Vocabulary

根本 gēn běn fundamental; basic; root; simply; absolutely (not); (not) at all
根茎 gēn jīng stolon; runner; rhizome; rhizoma
舌根 shé gēn back of tongue; tongue root; dorsal
祸根 huò gēn root of the trouble; cause of the ruin
归根结蒂 guī gēn jié dì ultimately; in the final analysis; after all; when all is said and done
根深蒂固 gēn shēn dì gù deep-rooted (problem etc)
块根 kuài gēn starchy tuber on roots of plants
平方根 píng fāng gēn square root
根据地 gēn jù dì base of operations
根据 gēn jù according to; based on; basis; foundation
根式 gēn shì surd (math.); algebraic expression involving a square root or other irrationality

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