Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 铁



iron (metal)




Left: metal 钅/ (Covered in the ground are 2 gold nuggets ), right: to lose (I emphasize (= accent ) it is the husband who loses) [husband = big person with extra-caring arms ]


The metal, you can safely lose (due to its little value) is iron.


gold, metal(This radical is always on the left side of a character.)
to lose, to fail
husband(The big person with the extra caring arms. (Further radicals with „person“ are: sitting , sitting cross-legged , lying , kneeling , skilled, bending , or slumped person))
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铁路 tiě lù railroad; railway
电烙铁 diàn lào tiě electric iron
铁锈 tiě xiù rust
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
菱铁矿 líng tiě kuàng siderite
斩钉截铁 zhǎn dīng jié tiě to chop the nail and slice the iron (idiom); resolute and decisive; unhesitating; definitely; without any doubt
铁饼 tiě bǐng throwing the discus (athletics event)
铁匠 tiě jiang blacksmith; ironworker
铁矿 tiě kuàng iron ore; iron ore mine
生铁 shēng tiě pig iron
铸铁 zhù tiě pig iron; foundry iron

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