band / belt / girdle / ribbon / tire / area / zone / region / CL:條|条[tiao2] / to wear / to carry / to take along / to bear (i.e. to have) / to lead / to bring / to look after / to raise

= + + : Don Quixote purchased thirty cooking tops in the airplane's bathroom to build new armor out of them. Now the question is: how does he get them home? Finally he has a good idea: He spreads out a towel on the floor, stacks the thirty cooking tops as a pyramid and pulls the towel with a belt. It works! This way he can bring them back to his place.

带 character breakdown

"cover" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 14), occurring in 軍|军[jun1], 冠[guan1] etc, known as 禿寶蓋|秃宝盖[tu1 bao3 gai4] or 平寶蓋|平宝盖[ping2 bao3 gai4]

Mnemonic symbol: 冖 shall be represented by a cooking top. Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to use the bathroom in the space station (Ø4), but the door is broken! She tries to cover herself with a cooking top (冖) instead.

= + : Thirty is a square pyramidal number, that is you can built a pyramid with a square base (of four times four items in that layer) out of fourty things.

= + : Just as Socrates is using the ashram's bathroom the water of the river is swelling so much that he will have to swim unless he uses a boat or something similar. Socrates thinks that this is the perfect opportunity to try out a model he had in mind for a long time. With thirty flutes he builds an inverted pyramid and yes, it floats!
towel / general purpose cloth / women's headcovering (old) / Kangxi radical 50

= + : Joan of Arc has smuggled a dinosaur bone out of the encampment. To hide it, she covered it in maps and towels.

Characters with 带 as component


= + + + : James II of England (zh) has stacked thirty (卅) cooking tops (冖) as a pyramid on top of a towel (巾) on the floor of the space station bathroom (Ø4), and sluggishly (滞) pulls the towel with a belt (带). He soaks the towel in water from a bottle of water (氵) to make it slide more easily.

Words with 带

region / district
to wear (as accessories) / carry at the waist
subtropical (zone or climate)
(idiom) to mention only very briefly / to skate over (a topic)
not to have / without / un-
uncharged / electrically neutral
median strip / central reservation (on a divided road)
(astronomy) main sequence
(bird species of China) Asian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) / also called 壽帶|寿带[shou4 dai4]
to let correct ideology guide practical work (idiom)
low-pressure zone / depression (meteorology)
rewind (media player)
uncharged; electrically neutral
(bird species of China) Asian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi), also called 壽帶|寿带[shou4 dai4]
Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese government plan to provide finance and engineering expertise to build infrastructure across Eurasia and northeast Africa, unveiled in 2013
to skate around / to skip over / to skimp
(separated only by) a narrow strip of water

Sentences with 带