Pinyin initial: "Ø"

The Pinyin initial "Ø" is used in the first half of Pinyin syllables. In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, "Ø" belongs to the group of Pinyin initials which are represented in mnemonics by men. You can visit the Pinyin index to see all Pinyin syllables from this mnemonic group, or to see all Pinyin syllables "Ø" can appear in.

Mnemonics for Ø

"Ø" (nothing or null) is for Albert Einstein.

Characters with Ø

two / 2 / (Beijing dialect) stupid

= : Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor, because the two strokes remind me of the symbol in electrical drawings. Albert Einstein (Ø) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一).
child / son

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: "son" (儿) sounds similar to "Sun" like in "Sun Wu Kong", so it's gonna be represented by the monkey king. Albert Einstein (Ø-) and Sun Wu Kong (儿) are fighting in the space station's kitchen (-Ø2). Their weapons: Albert Einstein has a shovel (乚), and Sun Wu Kong has a banana (丿).
variant of 礙|碍[ai4]
variant of 爾|尔[er3]
thus / so / like that / you / thou

= + : Mnemonic symbol derived from the components: a peace dove. Albert Einstein (Ø) wants to send a message of peace to earth from the space station's living room (Ø3). He wanted to give a dove (尔) a daisy (小) so that it can bring it to earth, but the dove is late! Albert has no choice but to give it to a passing crane (⺈) instead. Thus, the crane flies to earth with the daisy in his beak, just like a peace dove.
to love; to be fond of; to like / affection / to be inclined (to do sth); to tend to (happen)

= + 𠂇 : Albert Einstein hurt himself with a pair of scissors in the airplane's bathroom. He's already laying on a stretcher carried by two swans who are deeply in love with each other, being transported to the next hospital. A hospital... of love.

= + 𠂇 : Mnemonic symbol: A pair of swans who are in love.
to be hungry / hungry / to starve (sb)

饿 = + : In the elevator's bathroom (e4) I'm (我) listening to a seemingly endless physics lecture by Albert Einstein (Ø). Because I'm hungry (饿) I cannot concentrate at all but can only think of getting a Chinese cruller (饣) once this is over.
ear / handle (archaeology) / and that is all (Classical Chinese)

It ist what it looks like: an ear.
and / as well as / and so / but (not) / yet (not) / (indicates causal relation) / (indicates change of state) / (indicates contrast)

= 𦉫 + : A comb. Albert Einstein is getting ready to go out just inside the entrance of the space station. He put up some loud music on the stereo and tries to comb his hair with his comb and the help of a wind wheel.
(bound form) calm; peaceful / to calm; to set at ease / safe; secure; in good health / content; satisfied (as in 安於|安于[an1 yu2]) / to place (sb) in a suitable position (job) / to install; to fix; to fit / to bring (a charge against sb) / to harbor (certain intentions) / ampere (abbr. for 安培[an1 pei2])

= + : Albert Einstein prepared an experiment: He invented a new sport and tries it out himself. Using a seat belt, he jumps off anthill's roof. To his surprise, he lands in a graduation cap that Bessie Coleman put there to capture him.
surname An
surname Ang

= + : Mnemonic symbol: as a variant of 昂, I'll choose Erich Honecker, 昂纳克, as representative for 卬.

Erich Honecker (卬) and Albert Einstein (Ø) find a heavy metal box (匚) just inside the anglepod's kitchen (ang2). As they open it they hope to find a hidden treasure, but instead they find a super cute baby seal (卩).
I (regional colloquial) / me / variant of 昂[ang2]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: as a variant of 昂, I'll choose Erich Honecker, 昂纳克, as representative for 卬.

Erich Honecker (卬) and Albert Einstein (Ø) find a heavy metal box (匚) just inside the anglepod's kitchen (ang2). As they open it they hope to find a hidden treasure, but instead they find a super cute baby seal (卩).
variant of 厄[e4]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: 尼厄丽德, Greek nymph.

A navy seal is doing push-ups in the elevator's bathroom, as a Greek nymph enters and tries to seduce him with some delicious chocolate. She even sets up a whole chocolate factory which continuously produces delicious chocolate! Albert Einstein enters and is delighted: he happily eats lots of the chocolate, making the seal very jealous. The seal is not supposed to eat chocolate during his training, so he is very distressed.
distressed

= + : Mnemonic symbol: 尼厄丽德, Greek nymph.

A navy seal is doing push-ups in the elevator's bathroom, as a Greek nymph enters and tries to seduce him with some delicious chocolate. She even sets up a whole chocolate factory which continuously produces delicious chocolate! Albert Einstein enters and is delighted: he happily eats lots of the chocolate, making the seal very jealous. The seal is not supposed to eat chocolate during his training, so he is very distressed.
(literary) to flatter; to curry favor with
abbr. for Afghanistan 阿富汗[A1 fu4 han4]
prefix used before monosyllabic names, kinship terms etc to indicate familiarity / used in transliteration / also pr. [a4]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: 阿姨 (a1yi2), "auntie"

= + : Auntie, Albert Einstein and the Pope are having a contest in front of the ashram: Who can sit longer on a bed of nails? The Pope secretly calls God's power and just hovers a little over the bed of nails. Albert Einstein calculates exactly how he has to place his body to not excert too much force on any body part. Auntie just sits down on the bed of nails, and wins in the end.
flatter
interjection of surprise / Ah! / Oh!

= + : Auntie was supposed to meet Albert Einstein in front of the ashram, but Albert is nowhere to be seen. There is just a huge mandarin lying around. After auntie has waited for a long time, she finally decides to peel the mandarin. As she peels of the first piece, Albert Einstein jumps out of the mandarin, shouting "阿姨! Surprise!" Auntie in turn just screams "啊" in surprise as she swiftly suffers from a heart attack.