Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 算 
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

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 
