Learning to remember Chinese characters has been a pain for a long time, but with comics and movies, it's a lot easier. Here's how it works.
In each comic, all the information about a certain Chinese character—translations, pronunciation, elements—are encoded as parts of the comic. Consider the following example:
So here's Sherlock Holmes in the Erechtheion's bathroom. These two pieces of information tell us the pronunciation: Sherlock Holmes is for sh-, the Erechtheion is for -e, and the bathroom is the fourth tone. Which gives:
What about the components? The monk's cowls represent "礻", a character component meaning "cult". The heap of dirt on the right hand side represents " 土", which means "earth". This gives:
But what does 社 actually mean? One of the translations is "society". To combine all this information, just read the mnemonic story once and look at the picture:
Sherlock Holmes (sh-) is doing an undercover investigation in the Erechtheion's bathroom (-e4). There's a forbidden mysterious cult (the monk's cowls: 礻, the cult itself being seen as club: 社) praying to a fossilized heap of dirt (土).
Can you find mnemonics for these characters?
There are 172 Chinese characters left to be covered in the movies.