Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 纸


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Meaning

paper, classifier for documents,...

Pronunciation

zhǐ

Explanation

Left: thread 糹/糸 (here: fiber), right: clan/family name 氏 (Here: see 氏 as ladle or scooping grill for the paper production) [Family 氏 = A distorted person 人 = 亻= 厂 together with "Plus +" as multiplier makes a family.]

Mnemonic

Use cellulose fibers and a grill for making paper. (OR: Threads become one 'family' in: paper.)

Radicals

thread(It has in its upper part the radical "short thread" 幺.)
clan(Variant of hill 丘. Clan families often had their estates on the top of hills. This developed into the family name.)

Vocabulary

报纸 bào zhǐ newspaper; newsprint
纸币 zhǐ bì bank notes; paper currency
纸老虎 zhǐ lǎo hǔ paper tiger
纸浆 zhǐ jiāng paper pulp
靶纸 bǎ zhǐ target sheet
蚕茧纸 cán jiǎn zhǐ paper made from silkworm cocoons

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