Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 将



commander-in-chief (mil.), will, shall


jiāng, jiàng


Left: bed (pictograph of a tree cut into half, cf. ), right: hand reaching down , skillful hand


A simple bed, a hand reaching down and a skillful hand: This is what makes a commander.


bed(Simplification of fragment: 爿 which shows a tree split lengthwise. ( is the other half) - Not at least because of its use with these characters 寐,寝 for 'sleep', it got the meaning of "bed".)
reaching downwards(shows a hand reaching downwards to pluck sth.)
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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将来 jiāng lái in the future; future; the future
将要 jiāng yào will; shall; be going to
将军 jiāng jūn general; high-ranking military officer; to check or checkmate; fig. to embarrass; to challenge; to put sb on the spot; Chiangchun township in Tainan county
即将 jí jiāng on the eve of; to be about to; to be on the verge of
必将 bì jiāng inevitably
将近 jiāng jìn almost; nearly; close to
将领 jiàng lǐng high-ranking military officer
慷慨输将 kāng kǎi shū jiāng to donate generously (idiom)

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