Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 鞋


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Meaning

shoe

Pronunciation

xié

Explanation

Left: leather 革 (Horned 廿 animals have a skin 口 of leather.), right: 2x earth 圭 = piled earth (cf. with road/street 街, where you walk 行 over piled earth 圭)

Mnemonic

The leather for the piled earth (= the street) is: the shoe!

Radicals

untanned leather
piled earth(As character with the meaning: jade tablet)

Vocabulary

皮鞋 pí xié leather shoes
鞋子 xié zi shoe
草鞋 cǎo xié straw sandals
蒲鞋 pú xié straw sandals
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
鞋袜 xié wà shoes and socks

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