一下子yī xià zǐ

all of a sudden

Meaning

Primary Meaning:

all of a sudden

Mnemonic:

Puberty is a (一) scary thing because one can become covered in zits all of a sudden. There are days where one just wants to stay under (下) the blanket and remain a child (子).


Alternative Meaning:

all at once and all of a sudden

Reading

Mnemonic:

My brother squeezed (yī) his zits (zǐ ) in an attempt to get rid of them and shut (xià) up the people making fun of him.


Alternative Reading:

yi1 xia4 zi3 and yi xia zi

Characters

Character:

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