Pinyin final: "(e)ng4"

The Pinyin final "(e)ng4" is used in the second half of Pinyin syllables. In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the second half of a Pinyin syllable is always represented by a location. You can visit the Pinyin index to see all Pinyin syllables from this mnemonic group, or to see all Pinyin syllables "(e)ng4" can appear in.

Mnemonics for (e)ng4

In the engine's bathroom.

Characters with (e)ng4

to hit (the mark) / to be hit by / to suffer / to win (a prize, a lottery)
to use / to employ / to have to / to eat or drink / expense or outlay / usefulness / hence / therefore

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a first aid kit. Can you see the cross on the container?

= + : Yu the Great hurt her leg when she slipped in the engine's bathroom. The moon helps her to splint her leg using the bathroom's first aid kit and a dinosaur bone.
parents-in-law of one's offspring
see 衚衕|胡同[hu2 tong4]
(of sth) to move / to set in movement / to displace / to touch / to make use of / to stir (emotions) / to alter / abbr. for 動詞|动词[dong4 ci2], verb

= + : Doggy Dog notices a lot of smoke when he enters engine's bathroom. Instead of thinking long, he acts quickly and moves to push the fire alarm button.
straight / upright / proper / main / principal / to correct / to rectify / exactly / just (at that time) / right (in that place) / (math.) positive

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a stick-figure with straight lines. James II of England (zh) really has to use the engine's bathroom ((e)ng4), but there's a stick-figure (正) blocking the stalls with a barrier (止). The stick-figure measures with a flute (一) whether James is tall enough to go. James stands very straight (正) to make himself as tall as possible.
other / another / separate / separately

= + : In engine's bathroom Li Qingzhao wants to distill a liquor out of mandarins, but she can't find a wall plug to plug the distiller's power cable in.

= + : Mnemonic symbol: to separate two liquids, one can use a distiller.
illness / CL:場|场[chang2] / disease / to fall ill / defect

= + : In engine's bathroom Brunhilde is proudly inspecting her bronze medal. She got it in a contest about having the craziest sickness by painting a colorful rash on her face.
feeling or desire to do sth / interest in sth / excitement

= + + : I would say this one looks definitely like a hedgehog, but since there's already a character for hedgehog, let's call this one a sea star.

= + + : Marie Curie found a sea star attached to a big eight ball in the engine's bathroom. As she is a curious and interested scientist, she wants to investigate the sea star, so she pokes it with a flute and tries to tickle it with a daisy.
to deliver / to carry / to give (as a present) / to present (with) / to see off / to send

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a delivery girl.

Inside of the engine's bathroom, the delivery girl gave a parcel to Susan Saint Bernard in passing since she can't stop her new electrical gladiator sandals. Susan Saint Bernard recognizes her demise and uses her spider-superpowers to push the off button of her sandals so that she can rest for a while.
to order / to command / an order / warrant / writ / to cause / to make sth happen / virtuous / honorific title / season / government position (old) / type of short song or poem

= + : Li Qingzhao has been sent by the emperor to collect rent from the English, but they are nowhere to be found. Finally, Li Qingzhao arrived at the engine's bathroom, ready to show her 令牌, raise the finger and show to the date of payday on the calendar—if there were anyone in the engine's bathroom.

= + : As a mnemonic symbol, I'm going to use a 令牌, which was a tablet to identify someone as an official sent by the emperor to convey the emperor's orders.
(literary pronunciation, still advocated in Taiwan) to rule / to sentence / to allow
clean / completely / only / net (income, exports etc) / (Chinese opera) painted face male role

= + : The grim reaper (争) is very annoyed by Joan of Arc (ji) eating popsicle after popsicle (冫) in the engine's bathroom ((e)ng4). She does not take care at all and repeatedly messes up the floor which the grim reaper has to clean (净) again and again.
variant of 淨|净[jing4]

= + : The grim reaper (争) is very annoyed by Joan of Arc (ji) eating popsicle after popsicle (冫) in the engine's bathroom ((e)ng4). She does not take care at all and repeatedly messes up the floor which the grim reaper has to clean (净) again and again.
heavy / serious / to attach importance to

= + : Julian Giant Squid installed a space elevator in the engine's bathroom, and now he wants to find out how heavy the load can be. For his first trip he loads 1000 times 1 kilo, and to celebrate the grand opening, he brought a sunflower.

= + : This one looks like a space elevator. The two top strokes are the heavens, the two bottom strokes are the earth and the part in between is the space elevator.
more / even more / further / still / still more

= + : 人心不足,蛇吞象: A person who always wants more is like a snake which wants to eat an elephant.

= + : Guy Fawkes found a snake who ate an elephant in the engine's bathroom, and now it can't move anymore. Together with his friends Bigfoot and the sun, he carries it out of the bathroom.
to answer / to respond / to comply with / to deal or cope with

= 广 + + : Mnemonic symbol: from 应龙, responsive dragon. The responsive dragon knows every answer to every quiz question ever asked.

= 广 + + : Maud Younger and the responsive dragon want to peacefully take over engine: They skydive into engine's bathroom using two parachutes. On top of it, Maud Younger plays a flute, and the responsive dragon is waving with a daisy responding to the rhythm of the music.
to set / to fix / to determine / to decide / to order

= + + : "to fix": duct tape. Somebody wanted to tease Dorothy Gale and taped a graduation cap to her head. Neanderthal Man tries to help her by levering the cap off with a ladder in the engine's bathroom.
classifier for an activity, taken in its entirety (tirade of abuse, stint of music playing, bout of drinking etc)
common / general / to share / together / total / altogether / abbr. for 共產黨|共产党[Gong4 chan3 dang3], Communist party

= + : Mnemonic symbol: the communist.

= + : A giant eight-ball is blocking the well in the engine's bathroom. Joining forces together with the communist, Gitta Giraffe and he are able to push the eight-ball off and make the well available to the public again.