Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 乾



warming principle of the sun, trad. form of dry 干


gān, qián


Left: 倝 sunrise (sun rises between plants ) [sunset is: ], right: horizontal person , 2nd (two written quickly without lifting the pen)


At sunrise, the horizontal person feels at second position the warming sun.


sun rise(The sun rises between plants . The very similar radical stands for sunset. This seems bizarre, can be argued based on the characters for morning in comparison to evening .)
lying person(When this person is made flat, like in this radical, you get the: "lying person". (Further radicals with "person" are: sitting , sitting cross-legged , kneeling ⺈, skilled , bending ,, slumped or husband ))
at second position(Shows the number two written quickly without lifting the pen.)
sun rise(sun over the horizon)
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乾隆 Qián Lóng Qianlong or Ch'ien-lung, emperor of the Qing dynasty, reigned sixty years (1735-1796)
乾坤 qián kūn Heaven and earth; Yin and Yang; The Universe
旋乾转坤 xuán qián zhuǎn kūn lit. overturning heaven and earth (idiom); earth-shattering; a radical change

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