Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 算


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Meaning

to calculate, to compute, regard as, to figure

Pronunciation

suàn

Explanation

From top: bamboo 竹, the image of an abacus 目 [= counting board], and two hands 廾 (twice this hand 屮 with the fingers 山 towards the top; simplified & combined)

Mnemonic

I use the bamboo abacus with both hands to calculate.

Radicals

calculate
bamboo
eye
two hands(twice this hand 屮 (with the fingers 山 towards the top) side by side & simplified.)

Vocabulary

就算 jiù suàn granted that; even if
算卦 suàn guà fortune telling
预算 yù suàn budget
核算 hé suàn an audit; a valuation
运算 yùn suàn (mathematical) operation
算术 suàn shù arithmetic; sums (mathematics as primary school subject)
电子计算机 diàn zǐ jì suàn jī electronic computer
计算 jì suàn to count; to calculate; to compute
打算 dǎ suàn to plan; to intend; to calculate; plan; intention; calculation
计算机 jì suàn jī computer; calculator
掐算 qiā suàn to count with one's fingers; on the spot calculation

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