Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 炼


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Meaning

to smelt, to refine, to distill

Pronunciation

liàn

Explanation

Left: fire , right: east (= The sun rises behind a tree in the east.)

Mnemonic

With fire and early in the morning [The sun is still behind the tree] we start smelting (the steel).

Radicals

fire(Also this radical stands for fire.)
east(In this radical the sun rises behind a tree in the east.)

Vocabulary

炼钢 liàn gāng steel making
锻炼 duàn liàn to engage in physical exercise; to work out; to toughen; to temper
熔炼 róng liàn to smelt
冶炼 yě liàn to smelt metal
炼丹八卦炉 liàn dān bā guà lú eight trigrams furnace to cook pills of immortality; symbol of the alchemist's art; Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble

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