Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 然


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Meaning

correct, right so, thus, like this, -ly

Pronunciation

rán

Explanation

Top: dog meat 肰 (body 月/肉, dog 犬), below: fire 灬 [犬 = The big 大 man holds in his arms: a dog 丶]

Mnemonic

(Dog meat is often chewy) The meat of a dog must be correctly over the fire: so it will be right and correct, thus ...

Radicals

meat(and body parts)
dog(Shows a big 大 person with with outspread arms who holds a small dog 丶)
fire(Also this radical 火 stands for fire.)

Vocabulary

阉然 yān rán covertly; secretly
猝然 cù rán suddenly; abruptly
翩然而至 piān rán ér zhì come trippingly
蓦然 mò rán suddenly; sudden
悍然 hàn rán outrageous; brazen; flagrant
黯然 àn rán dim; sad
黯然销魂 àn rán xiāo hún overwhelming sadness (idiom); sorrow at parting
焕然一新 huàn rán yī xīn to look completely new (idiom); brand new; changed beyond recognition
恍然 huǎng rán suddenly (understand sth); in a flash
怅然 chàng rán disappointed and frustrated
盎然 àng rán abundant; full; overflowing; exuberant

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