Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 楚


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Meaning

clear, orderly, distinct, pain, suffering

Pronunciation

chǔ

Explanation

Top: forest 林 (= two trees 木), bottom: correct 正 [actually bales of cloth 疋] (the correct foot 止 stops at the line 一)

Mnemonic

The forest is correct if it is clear and orderly.

Radicals

forest
bolt of cloth(Don't mistake with correct: 正)
correct(Radical 103 疋 stands for clothing or bales of cloth. In the Hanzi-Trainer, it is used synonymously with the correct 正, because it seems helpful for the explanations and the interpretation clothing/cloth bale would be in conflict with other radicals.)

Vocabulary

清楚 qīng chu clear; distinct; to understand thorougly; to be clear about

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