Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 电


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Meaning

electricity, electrical

Pronunciation

diàn

Explanation

Rice field 田 with a lightning conductor/arrester 乚 for leading electricity.

Mnemonic

If lightning strikes in the rice field, the lightning arrester has: electricity.

Radicals

electricity(Field 田 with lightning rod 乚.)
field
lighting rod(The use of this component is not consistent. From the character for electricity 电 comes the meaning "lightning rod", although other explanations are used such as "hook" or "kneeling person".)

Vocabulary

电镀 diàn dù electroplating; electroplated
电池 diàn chí battery
邮电 yóu diàn post and telecommunications
闪电 shǎn diàn lightning
充电 chōng diàn to recharge batteries; fig. to rest and recuperate
电磁波 diàn cí bō electromagnetic wave
供电 gōng diàn supply electricity
电站 diàn zhàn a power station; an electricity generating plant
电动势 diàn dòng shì electromotive force
继电器 jì diàn qì relay (electronics)
电铃 diàn líng electric bell

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