Pinyin final: "a1"

The Pinyin final "a1" 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 "a1" can appear in.

Mnemonics for a1

In front of the ashram.

Characters with a1

eight; 8

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: an eight-ball.

Beelzebub (b-) wants to find new ways to lure people into playing pool billiard. To this end he is meditating on top of an eight-ball (八) in front of the Ashram (a1). He uses a finger (㇏) and a banana (丿) as incense to create the right atmosphere.
home / family / (polite) my (sister, uncle etc) / classifier for families or businesses / refers to the philosophical schools of pre-Han China / noun suffix for a specialist in some activity, such as a musician or revolutionary, corresponding to English -ist, -er, -ary or -ian / CL:個|个[ge4]

= + : A framed "home sweet home" picture. The swine graduated and wearing a graduation cap, it came home to the ashram. In front of it, Joan of Arc welcomes the swine and hugs it. To welcome her dear swine, she put a gigantic home sweet home picture in front of the ashram.
see 傢伙|家伙[jia1 huo5]
"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 八[ba1]

Mnemonic symbol: a crocodile with mean eyes. Beelzebub (b) is fighting with eight crocodiles (丷) in front of the ashram (a1).
he or him / (used for either sex when the sex is unknown or unimportant) / (used before sb's name for emphasis) / (used as a meaningless mock object) / other / another

= + : An excavator sees Rosa Luxemburg and Tecumseh whisper secretly in front of the ashram. He wants to approach them, when Rosa raises her arm and points at him.
he; him (used for either sex when the sex is unknown or unimportant) / (used before sb's name for emphasis) / (used as a meaningless mock object) / (literary) other
variant of 花[hua1]
flower / blossom / CL:朵[duo3],支[zhi1],束[shu4],把[ba3],盆[pen2],簇[cu4] / fancy pattern / florid / to spend (money, time) / (coll.) lecherous / lustful

= + : Helga Horse found an interesting way of converting artificial lawn into a flower with the help of a transformer. In front of the ashram, she feeds the artificial lawn to the input of the transformer, and watches a flower grow at the output.
surname Hua

= + : Helga Horse found an interesting way of converting artificial lawn into a flower with the help of a transformer. In front of the ashram, she feeds the artificial lawn to the input of the transformer, and watches a flower grow at the output.
variant of 花[hua1] / flower / blossom / also pr. [wei3]

= + : Helga Horse found an interesting way of converting artificial lawn into a flower with the help of a transformer. In front of the ashram, she feeds the artificial lawn to the input of the transformer, and watches a flower grow at the output.
old variant of 花[hua1]

= + : Helga Horse found an interesting way of converting artificial lawn into a flower with the help of a transformer. In front of the ashram, she feeds the artificial lawn to the input of the transformer, and watches a flower grow at the output.
surname Na
she

= + : Tecumseh and the Excavator are whispering secretly in front of the ashram. Bessie Coleman sees them and just as she wants to approach them, they run away giggling like little boys.
variant of 匝[za1]

= + : Zorro (z) built a racing circuit (匝) in front of the ashram (a1) by connecting two freeway ramps (匝). After the racing training he keeps his racehorse in a metal box (匚) and wipes the sweat from his face and from his horse with a towel (巾).

= + : Zorro found a dinosaur bone in front of the ashram. He thinks that this is what whole living dinosaurs actually looked like, so he puts it on a towel and uses a flute as a cushion so that one end is slightly lifted. Then he tries to revive the dinosaur bone with a defibrillator.

= + : Mnemonic symbol from circuit -> defibrillator, because it is used to short circuit the heart.
fork / branch / bifurcation / girl

Maud Younger is playing a game with a girl in front of the ashram. Blindfolded, Maud Younger is supposed to find the girl with a dowsing rod.
difference; discrepancy / (math.) difference (amount remaining after a subtraction) / (literary) a little; somewhat; slightly

= + : Charlie Chapling is juggling steel beams in front of the ashram. A sheep is making an error bar graph representing Charlie's number of tries to juggle as long as possible without letting the beams fall down.
Ba state during Zhou dynasty (in east of modern Sichuan) / abbr. for east Sichuan or Chongqing / surname Ba / abbr. for Palestine or Palestinian / abbr. for Pakistan
to long for / to wish / to cling to / to stick to / sth that sticks / close to / next to / spread open / informal abbr. for bus 巴士[ba1 shi4] / bar (unit of pressure) / nominalizing suffix on certain nouns, such as 尾巴[wei3 ba5], tail

= + : The snake found a sweet and sticky lollipop in front if the ashram. Just as she is about to lick it, Beelzebub turns it into a large dinosaur bone, laughing at the snake, the lollipop in his hands.
bar (loanword) (serving drinks, or providing Internet access etc) / to puff (on a pipe etc) / (onom.) bang / abbr. for 貼吧|贴吧[tie1 ba1]

= + : Long before Beelzebub was successful with having the snake have Adam and Eve eat the forbidden apples, he made many unsuccessful attempts. One time he was giving the snake mandarin juice out of his stall just on top of the ashram.
bound form having the same meaning as the free word 答[da2], used in 答應|答应[da1 ying5], 答理[da1 li5] etc