Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 鲜


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Meaning

fresh, delicious, seldom, rare

Pronunciation

xiān, xiǎn

Explanation

Left: fish (= with mouth ⺈, body and tail fin ), right: sheep (The horned animal with a backbone and laterally protruding due to thick wool is the: sheep)

Mnemonic

(Both) fish and and sheep shall be fresh. (But formerly this was seldom.)

Radicals

fish
sheep

Vocabulary

鲜明 xiān míng bright; clear-cut; distinct
新鲜 xīn xiān fresh (experience, food etc); freshness
朝鲜 Cháo xiǎn Korean Joseon or Chosun dynasty 1392-1910; North Korea; Korea as geographic term
鲜卑 Xiān bēi Xianbei or Xianbi, group of northern nomadic peoples
鲜艳 xiān yàn bright-colored; gaily-colored
屡见不鲜 lǚ jiàn bù xiān a common occurrence (idiom)
鲜血淋漓 xiān xuè lín lí to be drenched with blood; dripping blood
朝鲜筝 Cháo xiǎn zhēng kayagum; Korean 12-stringed zither

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