Guide to Dayi input/Components/Agriculture
The number of subcomponents in this section probably wont be exhaustive. The focus should be on finding ways to easily remember the most important ones. When studying the components, you should have a list of all the components ready. You can download it here.
田 (7) field/farm.
Main subcomponent: 囗 you can connect 田 to the number 7 by using a verbal pun: 田契tiánqì land deed (which sounds like:) 田七tiánqī seudo-ginseng / radix notoginseng (7 is 七qī).
禾 (V) cereal/grain.
Subcomponents: The 2 first strokes, 大夫 and 𡗗. 大夫dàifu means doctor so you can use this pun: “visit which doctor?” V何大夫 V hé dàifu. Which sounds like: V 禾 大夫 V hé dàifu.
米 (8) rice.
Subcomponents: The first 2 strokes 丷 and the last two 八 and 㡀 and 酉. The number 8 is 八 and 酉 is the 8th solar month (8th September-7th October). You can remember it this way: “8 bottles of rice alcohol” 八瓶米酒 (bottle: 瓶 start with the 2 strokes: 丷 ).
竹 (/) bamboo.
The key is the first stroke / which looks like the subcomponents: 丿彡. One subcomponent is very different： 鬼 /; Since 鬼 means ghost, maybe you can remember a short story like "fling aside the ghost with a bamboo stick".
艸 (U) grass.
The subcomponents includes the grass radical 艹 and similar shapes: 廾业. Since another subcomponent is the top part of 羊 uf and that shape kind of looks like a U.
田 (7) field/farm key examples:
犣 2ld5 or 2l75
禾 (V) cereal/grain key examples:
米 (8) rice key examples:
真 s38 or c38 not s3e8
緧 t88 or tu7e
竹 (/) bamboo key examples:
卑 /d/s or /dv1
艸 (U) grass key examples: