Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 爬


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Meaning

to climb, to crawl, to get up or sit up

Pronunciation

Explanation

Left: claw 爪, right: to hope 巴 (Behind the doorknob 巴 you may hope.)

Mnemonic

With the claws (the bear) or a doorknob (use as a hook) you can climb up.

Radicals

claw
to hope, long for(Actually a slumped person 把 is shown. But the explanations use it as "doorhandle". This understanding is based on the character: 把 (bǎ, bà), which is in combination of a hand 扌 and means: doorknob.)

Vocabulary

爬行 pá xíng to crawl; to creep
爬行动物 pá xíng dòng wù reptile
爬升 pá shēng to climb (of a plane); to gain height
爬犁 pá lí sledge

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