Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 费


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Meaning

expenses, costs, spendings, fee

Pronunciation

fèi

Explanation

Top: not, negation 弗 (A bow 弓 with two strings || is to be denied.), below: money 贝/貝 (= cone-shell 目 with two feelers 八 as shell-money)

Mnemonic

The negation (= the opposite) of my money are my: expenses.

Radicals

not, negation
shell, money

Vocabulary

经费 jīng fèi funds; expenditure
消费 xiāo fèi to consume
浪费 làng fèi to waste; to squander
踏破铁鞋无觅处,得来全不费工夫 tà pò tiě xié wú mì chù , dé lái quán bù fèi gōng fu to travel far and wide looking for sth, only to find it easily
赡养费 shàn yǎng fèi alimony; child support; maintenance allowance

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