Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 眼


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Meaning

eye, classifier for hollow things (wells, pots)

Pronunciation

yǎn

Explanation

Left: eye , right: not good ('good' would be , but here the accent is missing, thus 'not good')

Mnemonic

One eye (only) is not good, but it is still an eye.

Radicals

eye
not good(This is the character for "good", but since the accent is missing it is understood as "not good". verstanden.)

Vocabulary

眼看 yǎn kàn soon; in a moment
亲眼目睹 qīn yǎn mù dǔ to see for oneself; to see with one's own eyes
淌眼泪 tǎng yǎn lèi to shed tears
眼眶 yǎn kuàng eye socket; rim of the eye
霎眼 shà yǎn to blink; in an instant; in the twinkle of an eye
觑觑眼 qù qù yǎn myopia; nearsightedness; shortsightedness
眼花缭乱 yǎn huā liáo luàn to be dazzled
鳄鱼眼泪 è yú yǎn lèi crocodile tears; fig. hypocritical words of sympathy
眼睑 yǎn jiǎn eyelid
一眨眼 yī zhǎ yǎn in a wink
眨眼 zhǎ yǎn to blink; to wink; in the twinkling of an eye

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