Mnemonic comic for


sháo = sh + ao2: spoon / ladle / CL:把[ba3] / abbr. for 公勺[gong1 shao2], centiliter (unit of volume)


Mnemonic symbol: as 勺 should not be confused with 匕 (ladle), the mnemonic symbol for 勺 is a small silver spoon. Sherlock Holmes (sh) feeds an elephant (勹) medicine in the aorta's kitchen (ao2). The medicine looks like a petal leaf (丶), and Sherlock Holmes uses a small silver spoon (勺) to feed it to the elephant.

勺 character breakdown

"dot" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 3) / see also 點|点[dian3]

This character shall be represented by a petal (丶) when appearing in other characters.

Julian Giant Squid (zhu) is napping in the space station's living room (Ø3) and hugging a petal (丶).
archaic variant of 包[bao1]

= 丿 + : 勹 looks like an elephant: 丿 looks like the edge of the ear and ㇆ looks like the head and trunk.

Beelzebub (b) rides an elephant in front of the aorta (ao1), turning the soil with a plow (㇆). Lots of bananas (丿) are revealed in the turned earth.

Characters with 勺 as component

de = d + e5
of; ~'s (possessive particle) / (used after an attribute) / (used to form a nominal expression) / (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis) / also pr. [di4] or [di5] in poetry and songs

= + : Don Quixote (d) ends up on the elevator's roof (e5) after a standoff. His only weapon left is a silver spoon (勺), so he can only wave with a white flag (白).
see 的士[di1 shi4]
really and truly
aim / clear
(bound form) bull's-eye; target
to make an appointment / to invite / approximately / pact / treaty / to economize / to restrict / to reduce (a fraction) / concise

= + : Marilyn Monroe is on a date with a silk worm in front of the elevator. Marilyn wants to show the silk worm around, and so she carries him around on a little silver spoon.
to weigh in a balance or on a scale
leopard / panther
to fish with a hook and bait

= + : Dorothy Gale (di) has been fishing with a hook and bait (钓) in the aorta's toilet (ao4) for ours now, but at the end all she pulls out is a small silver spoon (勺). Enraged she shoots the water in the toilet multiple times using a golden harpoon (钅).
luminous / burning / to burn / to cauterize
to pour wine / to drink wine / to deliberate / to consider

= + : Julian Giant Squid (zhu) is serving the rooster (酉) wine in the observatory's kitchen (o2) by pouring (酌) wine on a silver spoon (勺) and feeding the rooster with the spoon.

Words with 勺

scoop / ladle / CL:把[ba3]
to be in charge of the cooking / to be the chef / head cook / chef
perforated spoon / strainer spoon / skimmer
wok with a long handle / wok spatula / ladle
(dialect) earpick / curette
back of the head
scoop / dipper
one ladle (of sth bad) spoils the (whole) pot (idiom) / one bad apple spoils the barrel
serving spoon / centiliter (i.e. 10 ml), abbr. to 勺[shao2]
scraper / trowel / putty knife
(bird species of China) spoon-billed sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus)
(bird species of China) koklass pheasant (Pucrasia macrolopha)

Sentences with 勺

勺 currently does not appear in any sentence.