Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 跑


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Meaning

to run, to escape, race

Pronunciation

pǎo

Explanation

Left: foot 足 (= knee cap 口 and footprint 止), right: to wrap 包 (The wrap 勹 itself 己 makes it to be wrapped.)

Mnemonic

When the feet almost "wrap" themselves, you are running to escape.

Radicals

foot
package, to cover, to wrap(Actually with a "snake" 巳, but simplified understood as a variation of self 己.)

Vocabulary

起跑 qǐ pǎo to start running; the start of a race
逃跑 táo pǎo to flee from sth; to run away; to escape
奔跑 bēn pǎo to run
空跑一趟 kōng pǎo yī tàng to make a journey for nothing
白跑一趟 bái pǎo yī tàng to go on an errand for nothing; to go on a wild-goose chase

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