Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 猫


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Meaning

cat

Pronunciation

māo

Explanation

Left: wild animal 犭 (dog on the hind legs), right: seedling 苗 (The 'grass' 艹 on the field 田 are actually the seedlings.)

Mnemonic

(Cats like to hunt on fields watching mouse holes.) The animal at the seedlings is: a cat.

Radicals

wild animal(Shows in particular a wild dog on its hind legs.)
sprout

Vocabulary

龙猫 lóng māo chinchilla; Totoro (anime character)
灵猫类 líng māo lèi a civet (arboreal cat); viverrid (mammal group including mongoose and civet)
灵猫 líng māo a civet (arboreal cat); viverrid (mammal group including mongoose and civet)
猫咪 māo mī kitty
狞猫 níng māo Lynx caracal

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