Mnemonic comic for


kǒu = k + ou3: mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls


Mnemonic symbol: 口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is enjoying a mandarin in the outhouse's living room (ou3).


He's a savage for eating it without peeling it first. Eww!

Matthias, 7 months ago

口 character breakdown

The character 口 cannot be broken down into individual components.

Characters with 口 as component

within / among / in / middle / center / while (doing sth) / during / (dialect) OK / all right

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a dart board, because you always try to hit the center.

Julian Giant Squid (zhu-) is throwing dinosaur bones (丨) as darts on a dart board in front of the engine ((e)ng1). To make it a bit more difficult he's throwing mandarins (口) into the air as well and skewers them up right in the center (中 is a mandarin skewered on a dinosaur bone) in mid flight with the dinosaur bones. He's still able to consistently hit the center (中) of the dart board.
to hit (the mark) / to be hit by / to suffer / to win (a prize, a lottery)
China / Chinese / surname Zhong
to combine a powdery substance (flour, plaster etc) with water / Taiwan pr. [huo4]
to mix (ingredients) together / to blend / classifier for rinses of clothes / classifier for boilings of medicinal herbs
old variant of 和[he2] / harmonious
(joining two nouns) and; together with; with (Taiwan pr. [han4]) / (math.) sum / to make peace / (sports) to draw; to tie / (bound form) harmonious / (bound form) Japan; Japanese
old variant of 和[he2]
surname He / Japanese (food, clothes etc)
and / together with / with / sum / union / peace / harmony / Taiwan pr. [han4] when it means "and" or "with"

= + : Hamlet found a way for world peace: He wants to distribute cereals and mandarins all over the world, starting just inside the elevator's kitchen.
to compose a poem in reply (to sb's poem) using the same rhyme sequence / to join in the singing / to chime in with others
to complete a set in mahjong or playing cards
surname He

Words with 口

one breath / in one breath / at a stretch
to be able to read aloud fluently / to be suitable (easy enough) for reading aloud
(idiom) reluctant to speak about it / tight-lipped
to arbitrarily assert / to allege / to stick to one's statement / to cling to one's view
At the Crossroads, famous opera, based on a story from 水滸傳|水浒传[Shui3 hu3 Zhuan4]
ice-free port (refers to Vladivostok)
not to be crushed (idiom) / to be determined to have one's revenge
parallel port (computing)
parallel port (computing)
serial port (computing)
serial port (computing)
readily / flatly (deny, admit and so on) / a mouthful / a bite
lit. you cannot get fat with only one mouthful (proverb) / fig. learn to walk before you run
lit. to want to get fat with only one mouthful (proverb) / fig. to try to achieve one's goal in the shortest time possible / to be impatient for success
erhua variant of 一口氣|一口气[yi1 kou3 qi4]

Sentences with 口