Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 笑


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Meaning

laugh, smile

Pronunciation

xiào

Explanation

Top: bamboo , below: early death (here seen as heaven )

Mnemonic

Bamboo that grows up to heaven? This is to laugh!

Radicals

bamboo
early death( to die prematurely, Don't mistake with heaven/sky )
sky(Don't mistake with "early death" , even if there ae some overlappings in the explanations.)

Vocabulary

笑话 xiào huà joke; jest; to laugh at; to mock
狞笑 níng xiào sardonic smile; to laugh maliciously
嗤笑 chī xiào to sneer at
破涕为笑 pò tì wéi xiào to turn tears into laughter (idiom); to turn grief into happiness
笑眯眯 xiào mī mī beaming; all smiles
讥笑 jī xiào to sneer
咧开嘴笑 liě kāi zuǐ xiào to laugh
嘲笑 cháo xiào jeer; mockery; scoff; sneer; make fun of; laugh at (derogatory)
鸴鸠笑鹏 xué jiū xiào péng the phoenix laughs at the roc (idiom)
开玩笑 kāi wán xiào to play a joke; to make fun of; to joke
谁笑到最后,谁笑得最好 shéi xiào dào zuì hòu , shéi xiào dé zuì hǎo He laughs best who laughs last.
谁笑到最后,谁笑得最好 shéi xiào dào zuì hòu , shéi xiào dé zuì hǎo He laughs best who laughs last.

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