Memory phrase for the Kanji: 过



to pass through, to go across, (experienced action marker)




Left: movement , right: skillful hand


A movement of the skillful hand and you have passed through.


movementIn some cases this radical is used, but the mnemonics are the same.
skillful handImage 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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 不过  bù guò  only; merely; no more than; but; however; anyway (to get back to a previous topic)
 越过  yuè guò  to cross over; to transcend; to cover distance; to overcome; to rise above
 透过  tòu guò  through; via
 跨过  kuà guò  to surmount; to cross over
 雨过天晴  yǔ guò tiān qíng  sky clears after rain; new hopes after a disastrous period (idiom); every cloud has a silver lining (idiom)
 逢年过节  féng nián guò jié  at the Chinese New Year or other festivities
 瞒天过海  mán tiān guò hǎi  to cross the sea by a trick (idiom); to achieve one's aim by underhanded means
 过而能改,善莫大焉  guò ér néng gǎi , shàn mò dà yān  If one can change after making a mistake, there is nothing better (idiom)
 矫枉过直  jiǎo wǎng guò zhí  to over-correct a defect (idiom); to over-compensate; to push sth too far the other way; fig. inverse discrimination
 髓过氧化物酶  suǐ guò yǎng huà wù méi  Myeloperoxidase (MPO), chemical in neutrophil granulocytes, used to kill pathogens
 过瘾  guò yǐn  to satisfy a craving; to get a kick out of sth; gratifying; immensely enjoyable; satisfying; fulfilling
 过瘾  guò yǐn  

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