Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 渴


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Meaning

thirsty

Pronunciation

Explanation

Left: Water 氵, right: interrogation 曷 (The mouth with tongue 日 enwraps 勹 the person 人 in the corner at the interrogation.) cf. to drink 喝

Mnemonic

He wants to drink water, because under the sun a wrapped person is: thirsty.

Radicals

Water
interrogation(also as an interrogative particle: why, how, when)

Vocabulary

渴望 kě wàng to thirst for; to long for
口渴 kǒu kě thirsty
如饥似渴 rú jī sì kě to hunger for sth (idiom); eagerly; to long for sth

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