月 Body Parts

zhǐ

toe
⻊ + 止zhǐ
lower leg + footprint

Mother, may I make a footprint in front of my big toe?

jīn

tendon
竹 + 月 + 力
bamboo + body part + muscle

tendons are like bamboo strips holding a body part (bone) to your muscle

yāo

waist
月 + 要yào
body part + want

body part you want to shrink

zhī

grease [n.]
月 + 旨zhǐ
body part + purpose

this body part’s purpose is to grease the joints

bǎng

upper arm
月 + 旁páng
body part + side/Columbus

Deep thoughts by Prince Columbus: “The body part by your side is your upper arm.”

chún

lips
辰 + 口
earthquake + mouth

first kiss is an earthquake in your mouth

membrane
月 + 莫mò
body part + mirage

a membrane is a body part that seems a little like a mirage because it is translucent

cuì

fragile
月 + 危wēi
body part + danger

body part in danger of breaking is fragile

méi

eyebrows
尸 + 目mù
(split) flag + eye

eyebrows are a split flag over your eyes

cháng

intenstines
月 + (㇇勿)yáng
body part + piglet

body part of a piglet used to case sausage

head-hinge
月 + 孛bèi
body part + Sunday school

the only body part that is allowed to move during Sunday School to bow your head

muscle
月 + 几jǐ
body part + wind

body part exercises using wind resistance to increase muscle

spine

alternative breakdown: 口+口 mouth + mouth

gāo

ointment
高gāo + 月
tall + body part

ointment rubbed into body parts to make them grow taller

zāng

dirty
月 + 庄zhuāng
body part + hamlet

body parts (like feet) get dirty in Hobbitville

mài

blood vessels
月 + 永
body part + eternity

the body part that goes for eternity are your blood vessels; in eternity, our blood vessels will carry some other substance

skin [n.]
月 + 夫fū
body part + husband

tuǐ

leg
月 + 退tuì
body part + retreat

leave your body part behind (your leg) when you retreat

zhǎng

palm of the hand
6shàng + 手
outhouse + hand

take a coin in the palm of the hand to the outhouses in Europe

féi

plump
月 + 巴
body part + boa

body part of a boa gets plump after she eats

dǎn

gall bladder
月 + 旦dàn
body part + daybreak

body part under pressure at daybreak

wèi

stomach
田 + 月
field + body part

stomach is the body part that eats the whole field

zhǒng

swollen
月 + 中zhōng
body part + middle

body part grows in the middle when it swells

guō

*esophagus
口 + 内
mouth + internal

the esophagus lead from the mouth to the interior

spleen
月 + 卑
body part + lowly

the “lowly” body part that just recycles blood, but really controls your temper

belly
月 + 土tǔ
body part + soil

my belly hurts, I swallowed dirt OR pregnant woman eating dirt

xiōng

bosom
月 + 勹 + 凶xiōng
body part + bound up + cruel

cruelness bound up in your bosom; body part that must be bound up after a cruel attack

bone
hb + 冖 + 月
“hollow bone” + crown + body part

hollow bone is the crown of body parts because it keeps our form

abdomen
月 + 复fù
body part + duplicate

body part of people that most often duplicates

fèi

lungs
月 + 市
body part + market

body parts, including lungs, hanging in the meat market

é

forehead
客kè + 页
guest + head

guest has something stuck to his forehead

thigh
月 + 殳shū
body part + boomerang

hit in the thigh by a boomerang

shé

tongue
千 + 口
thousand + mouth

a thousand tongues wagging OR a picture of a tied tongue

apparel
月 + 𠬝fú
body part + copy of original

apparel industry just copies originals to cover our body parts

nǎo

brain
月 + 㐫nǎo
body part + Scrooge

Scrooge had a developed brain (but not heart)

pàng

fat [adj.]
月 + 半bàn
body part + half

"Fat people have an extra half of their weight added to their body parts." (Stand-up Comedian)

yǎn

eye
目 + 艮gèn
eye + silver

pirate or cat with two different colored eyes: silver and green-blue

jīng

eyeball
目 + 青qīng
eye + green-blue

pirate or cat with two different colored eyes: silver and green-blue

nose
自 + 畀
nose + runny nose

two views of the nose: straight on and straight up

alternatively: 自 + 田 + 廾 nose + field + two hands, manure field, cover nose with both hands

jiǎo

foot
月 + 却
body part + withdraw

hokey pokey; put your foot in, withdraw it

bèi

back [n.]
北běi + 月
north + body part

north is the "backside" traditionally (compasses and houses pointed south)

liǎn

face [n.]
月 + 佥qiān
body part + barn

paint a face on a barn

月 Body Parts

Quiz

mài

blood vessels

cháng

intenstines

dǎn

gall bladder

zhǎng

palm of the hand

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