Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 错


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Meaning

flawed, mistake, wrong, interlocking, to polish

Pronunciation

cuò

Explanation

Left: metal/gold 钅(=金 Covered in the ground 土 are 2 gold nuggets 丷), right: former times 昔 (Together 共 in the sun 日 we think of old times.)

Mnemonic

(Today's steel is better) The metal of former times was flawed.

Radicals

gold, metal(This radical is always on the left side of a character.)
former times

Vocabulary

错误 cuò wù error; mistake; mistaken
不错 bù cuò correct; right; not bad; pretty good
错愕 cuò è to astonish; startled
揪错 jiū cuò lit. to grab wrong; misconception; blunder; howler

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