Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 讨



to ask/demand for, to beg, provoke, invite




Left: word / (sound waves out of a mouth ), right: skillful hand


Use words and a skillful hand to ask for sth.


word(traditionally , which shows sound waves out of a mouth)
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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讨论 tǎo lùn to discuss; to talk over
探讨 tàn tǎo to investigate; to probe
讨厌 tǎo yàn disgusting; troublesome; nuisance; nasty; to hate doing sth
讨嫌 tǎo xián disagreeable; hateful; a pain in the neck
乞讨 qǐ tǎo to beg; to go begging
讨好卖乖 tǎo hǎo mài guāi to curry favor by showing obeisance (idiom)
讨俏 tǎo qiào deliberately provocative; saucy

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