Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 调


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Meaning

tone/tune, accent, view, harmonize, adjust

Pronunciation

diào, tiáo

Explanation

Left: word 讠/言 (sound waves out of a mouth 口), right: circumference 周 (A framed 冂 luck 吉, sets its circumference) [joy 吉 = simplification of happy 喜, where the scholar 士 has beans 豆 in his mouth 口 and is happy.]

Mnemonic

Words in their circumference are a: tone/tune.

Radicals

word(traditionally 言, which shows sound waves out of a mouth)
circumference
happiness

Vocabulary

调和 tiáo hé harmonious; harmony
调唆 tiáo suō to provoke; to stir up (trouble); to instigate
烹调 pēng tiáo to cook; cooking
调侃 tiáo kǎn to ridicule; to tease; to mock; idle talk; chitchat
饶舌调唇 ráo shé tiáo chún blabbing and showing off (idiom); loud-mouthed trouble maker
调拨 diào bō to send (products); to allocate; to commit (funds); to channel (goods)
曲调 qǔ diào tune; melody
调动 diào dòng to transfer; to maneuver (troops etc)
协调 xié tiáo to coordinate; to harmonize; negotiation
调查 diào chá investigation; inquiry; to investigate; to survey; survey; (opinion) poll
调节 tiáo jié to adjust; to regulate; to harmonize; to reconcile (accountancy etc)

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