Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 等


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Meaning

class, rank, grade, equal to

Pronunciation

děng

Explanation

Top: bamboo 竹, below: temple 寺 (= Made of earth 土 and built with skillful hands 寸)

Mnemonic

Put the bamboo 竹 (= the sprouts) into the earth 土 and (take care of them) with a skillful hand 寸, and (the growth) will be in the same way/class.

Radicals

bamboo
temple

Vocabulary

等到 děng dào to wait until; by the time when (sth is ready etc)
同等 tóng děng equal to; having the same social class or status
等式 děng shì an equality; an equation
一等 yī děng first class; grade A
等待 děng dài to wait; to wait for
不等式 bù děng shì inequality (math.)
等等 děng děng etcetera; and so on...; wait a minute!; hold on!
等等 děng děng etcetera; and so on...; wait a minute!; hold on!
高等 gāo děng higher; high level; advanced
中等 zhōng děng medium
等分 děng fēn division into equal parts; equipartition

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