Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 谢


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Meaning

to thank, apologize, to wither (of flowers)

Pronunciation

xiè

Explanation

Left: word / (sound waves out of a mouth ), right: shoot 射 (The body [is in a lateral position] and has a skillful hand , when shooting)

Mnemonic

The words after the shot were thanks (or apologies).

Radicals

word(traditionally , which shows sound waves out of a mouth)
body
skillful hand(Image of a hand forearm and pulse . It was originally also the distance of one inch (Length: 1 ts'wun = 3.72 cm) from the hand's palm to the pulse. This also stood for a small amount. In the mnemonic, it is used as "skillful hand".)

Vocabulary

代谢 dài xiè replacement; substitution; metabolism (biol.)
感谢 gǎn xiè (express) thanks; gratitude; grateful; thankful; thanks
新陈代谢 xīn chén dài xiè metabolism (biology); the new replaces the old (idiom)
谢谢 xiè xie to thank; thanks
谢谢 xiè xie to thank; thanks
谢霆锋 Xiè Tíng fēng Tse Ting-Fung or Nicholas Tse (1980-), cantopop star
谢帖 xiè tiě letter of thanks
谢忱 xiè chén gratitude; thankful; sincerely grateful

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