Pinyin initial: "h"

The Pinyin initial "h" is used in the first half of Pinyin syllables. In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, "h" 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 "h" can appear in.

Mnemonics for h

H is for Hamlet.

Characters with h

row / line / commercial firm / line of business / profession / to rank (first, second etc) among one's siblings (by age) / (in data tables) row / (Tw) column
cereal / grain

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: a bowl of cereals.

Hamlet (h) made himself a bowl of cereals (禾) with bananas (丿) and Christmas trees (木) in the elevator's kitchen (e2). He holds the bowl of cereals like he would hold Yorick's skull.
and / together with / with / sum / union / peace / harmony / Taiwan pr. [han4] when it means "and" or "with"

= + : Hamlet found a way for world peace: He wants to distribute cereals and mandarins all over the world, starting just inside the elevator's kitchen.
to compose a poem in reply (to sb's poem) using the same rhyme sequence / to join in the singing / to chime in with others
(joining two nouns) and; together with; with (Taiwan pr. [han4]) / (math.) sum / to make peace / (sports) to draw; to tie / (bound form) harmonious / (bound form) Japan; Japanese
old variant of 和[he2] / harmonious
old variant of 和[he2]
surname He / Japanese (food, clothes etc)
empress / queen / (archaic) monarch / ruler
back / behind / rear / afterwards / after / later / post-

= + 𠮛 : Mnemonic symbol: Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra. Zenobia (后) and Hamlet (h) want to bake banana bread in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4), but they don't know how. Behind (后) a banana tree (⺁) they study a scroll (𠮛) on which the recipe is written.
ordinal number / day of a month / mark / sign / business establishment / size / ship suffix / horn (wind instrument) / bugle call / assumed name / to take a pulse / classifier used to indicate number of people

= + : Hamlet accidentally locked himself into the aorta's bathroom, together with a mandarin which he is extremely allergic against. His only rescue is the emergency breathing mask attached to the wall which he puts on immediately. There is also a trumpet to call for help with a bugle call, but Hamlet has to wear the breathing mask, so he can't give the bugle call in a normal way. Instead, he has to give the bugle call with his butt.
roar / cry / CL:個|个[ge4]
to be fond of; to have a tendency to; to be prone to
to be fond of / to have a tendency to / to be prone to
good / well / proper / good to / easy to / very / so / (suffix indicating completion or readiness) / (of two people) close / on intimate terms / (after a personal pronoun) hello

= + : Hamlet visits the wishing well in the aorta and wishes for a good child. A picosecond later, an egg appears, cracks open and Bessie Coleman jumps out.
good / appropriate; proper / all right! / (before a verb) easy to / (before a verb) good to / (before an adjective for exclamatory effect) so / (verb complement indicating completion) / (of two people) close; on intimate terms / (after a personal pronoun) hello
(adverb of degree) / quite / very / awfully

= + : Hamlet feels awfully cool in the encampment, wearing black sneakers and blowing chewing gum bubbles. He is so very 90s.
Han ethnic group / Chinese (language) / the Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

= + : Hamlet wants to become a real han and so he has been practising boxing in the anthill's bathroom all day long. He's sweating a lot and without taking off his boxing gloves he grabs a bottle of water to quench his thirst.
man

= + : Hamlet wants to become a real han and so he has been practising boxing in the anthill's bathroom all day long. He's sweating a lot and without taking off his boxing gloves he grabs a bottle of water to quench his thirst.
still / still in progress / still more / yet / even more / in addition / fairly / passably (good) / as early as / even / also / else

= + : Hamlet sees an early exhibit of king Leonidas' gladiator sandals in the airplane's kitchen. However, the exhibition is still not set up but in the progress of being set up, so there's a big sign showing that it's forbidden to touch the sandals.