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HSK
3

extinguish

Composition


Components

Sounds

Pinyin

xiao1 xiāo

Meaning


Primary

extinguish

Alternatives

extinguishes, extinguishing, extinguished

Mnemonic


[xi-] Xena is in [1] front of the [-ao] barn practicing her swordplay. She has a bunch of buckets lined up that she hits with her sword. Upon hitting one of the buckets, some 肖 sparks are produced on contact, starting a fire on the door of the barn. Xena quickly grabs the milk hose and 氵 sprays milk over the fire to 消 extinguish it.

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