as / as if / such as

= + : Mnemonic symbol: Asif ibn Barkhiya, according to the Qur'an, throne hauler at the court of king Salomon.

= + : Just inside the space station's entrance, Asif ibn Barkhiya, Rachel Rhinoceros and Bessie Coleman are playing monkey, throwing a mandarin as if they were little kids.

如 character breakdown

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).
female / woman / daughter

I'll represent 女 by Bessie Coleman, the first female pilot of African American descent.
archaic variant of 汝[ru3]

Characters with 如 as component

to forgive

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) broke Asif ibn Barkhiya's (如) heart (心) when he accidentally stepped on it in the space station's bathroom (Ø4), but Asif ibn Barkhiya is ready to forgive (恕) Sheldon.
cotton wadding / fig. padding / long-winded
surname Ru
to eat / (extended meaning) to endure / putrid smell / vegetables / roots (inextricably attached to the plant)
rubidium (chemistry)
damp / boggy / marshy
to apprehend / to take
thin outside skin of bamboo
old rags
quail-like bird

Words with 如

just as in the past (idiom); as before / continuing as always
to be just like
to be getting worse with each generation
lit. as clear as water (idiom) / fig. (of officials etc) honest and incorruptible

Sentences with 如

da̅ng dàng
shén shí
má ma me ya̅o
I see. That's no big deal.