Mnemonic comic for


jué = ju + e2: "vertical stroke with hook" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 6) / see also 豎鉤|竖钩[shu4 gou1]


Mnemonic symbol: 亅 looks like a crowbar. Zeus (ju) is bored and presses all the buttons next to the elevator kitchen's (e2) door with his crowbar (亅).


亅 is another basic stroke which is not used as independent Chinese character, but serves as character component only. To me, with the little hook at the bottom, it kind of looks like a crowbar. Scroll down on this page to see how the crowbar is used in the comics for characters which use 亅 as a component.

亅 is pronounced "jue2", which is represented by Zeus (kind of sounds like "ju"). Pinyin initials with the "ü" sound are represented by deities. "e2" is represented by the elevator's kitchen.

Do not confuse 亅 with 丨, which will be introduced later. The little hook at the bottom is what differentiates the two characters 干 (dry; to do) and 于 (preposition particle). Having two distinct mnemonic symbols for 亅 with 丨 helps to distinguish them.

Matthias, 8 months ago

narrowhouse generously uploaded his crowbar SVG to so that I can use it in this comic. Thank you very much!

Matthias, 8 months ago

亅 character breakdown

The character 亅 cannot be broken down into individual components.

Characters with 亅 as component

Character component without intrinsic meaning

= + : Mnemonic symbol: ㇆ just looks like a plow.

Someone attached a flute to the top of a crowbar to create a new instrument. When the crowbar is bowed with a plow, the vibrations of the crowbar will transfer to the flute, which in turn is producing eerie sounds.
male adult / the 4th of the 10 Heavenly Stems 天干[tian1 gan1] / fourth (used like "4" or "D") / small cube of meat or vegetable / (literary) to encounter / (archaic) ancient Chinese compass point: 195° / (chemistry) butyl

= + : Mnemonic symobl: a nail. 一 is the head of the nail and 亅 is the shaft. The point of the nail is already a bit bent.

Dorothy Gale (di) balances a flute (一) on a crowbar (亅) in front of the engine ((e)ng1). For this trick, she wins the fourth (丁) place in an artists competition and gets a quarter (丁) of a pizza as prize. Unfortunately, there is a big nail (mnemonic symbol for 丁) on the pizza slice.
surname Ding
to step with the right foot (used in 彳亍[chi4 chu4])
step with the right foot / see 彳亍[chi4 chu4]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a step with the right foot is a kick of a righteous knight, who wears a full armor boot on his right foot.

Someone is playing music on a flute (一) for Chantal Chicken (chu) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) so that she can practice pole dancing on a huge nail (丁). She's working on her step with the right foot (亍) while wearing a full armor boot (mnemonic symbol for 亍).
small / tiny / few / young

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a small daisy. 小 looks like the stem 亅 of the flower is pushing aside the earth 八 as it grows out of the seed in the ground.

Xi Shi (xi) is decorating her hair with lots of small (小) daisies (mnemonic symbol for 小) in the aorta's living room (ao3). She wants to have lots of daisies in the future as well, so she plants new daisies. She found that the perfect substrate for planting daisies is made by crushing eight-balls (八) with a crow bar (亅).
Character component without intrinsic meaning

𧰨 = 丿 + + : Mnemonic symbol: let's say this one looks like a friendly caterpillar. The many 丿 strokes to the left are the legs, the 亅 stroke is the body and the two strokes to the right (丿 and ㇏) are two of many hairs.

The friendly caterpillar is crawling all over a banana (丿) eating it, but there are many fingers (㇏) and crowbars (亅) trying to push it away.
le = l + e5
(completed action marker) / (modal particle indicating change of state, situation now) / (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)

= + : Sir Lancelot (l) has completed (了) his preparations to fight the world. There he stands ready, on top of the Elevator (e5), with a sickle (乛) and a crowbar (亅) in his hands.
unofficial variant of 瞭[liao4]
to finish / to achieve / variant of 瞭|了[liao3] / to understand clearly

= + : Mnemonic symbol from "to finish" and the shape of the character: a prize cup.

Li Qingzhao (li) is responsible for manufacturing a prize cup (了). She only needs to add a poetic engraving. Unfortunately, she suffers from a writer's block. In the aorta's living room (ao3), someone left a cryptic message engraved on the walls using a sickle (乛), which is still lying on the floor. Being an accomplished poet Li Qingzhao is able to understand the message clearly (了), realizes its poetic potential and starts to engrave it on the prize cup using a crowbar (亅).
(of eyes) bright / clear-sighted / to understand clearly

Words with 亅

亅 is not used as a character in a word.

Sentences with 亅

亅 currently does not appear in any sentence.