Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 夺



to seize, to take away forcibly, strive for




Top: big , bottom: skillful hand


With a big and skillful hand you can seize or strive/compete for sth.


big, huge
skillful hand(Image of a hand forearm and pulse . It was originally also the distance of one inch (Length: 1 ts'wun = 3.72 cm) from the hand's palm to the pulse. This also stood for a small amount. In the mnemonic, it is used as "skillful hand".)
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夺取 duó qǔ to seize; capture; to wrest control of
争夺 zhēng duó fight over; contest; vie over
掠夺 lüè duó to plunder, to rob
剥夺 bō duó to deprive; to expropriate; to strip (sb of his property)
争分夺秒 zhēng fēn duó miǎo lit. fight minutes, snatch seconds (idiom); a race against time; making every second count
篡夺 cuàn duó to usurp; to seize
攫夺 jué duó to seize; to pillage; to plunder

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