Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 较


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Meaning

to compare, comparatively, to contrast, rather

Pronunciation

jiào

Explanation

Left: vehicle 车 (車= cart from above with axle 丨, load-area 日 wheels 二), right: exchange, crossing 交 (= six 六 crosses 㐅)

Mnemonic

When vehicles are exchanged, they (first) should be: compared!

Radicals

vehicle(Simplified from 車. Shows a hand-cart from top: axle 丨, loading area 日, two wheels 二. This sign 车 is similar to the simplified east 东 =東.)
exchange, crossing,

Vocabulary

比较 bǐ jiào compare; contrast; fairly; comparatively; relatively; quite; rather
较为 jiào wéi comparatively; relatively; fairly
锱铢必较 zī zhū bì jiào to Haggle over every cent (idiom)

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