Pinyin initial: "bi"

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

Mnemonics for bi

Bi is for Shield maiden and Valkyrie Brunhilde.

Characters with bi

"ice" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 15), occurring in 冰[bing1], 次[ci4] etc, known as 兩點水|两点水[liang3 dian3 shui3]

Brunhilde (bi) is eating a popsicle (冫) while sitting in front of the engine ((e)ng1).
dagger / ladle / ancient type of spoon

= 丿 + : Brunhilde plays a game inside the space station's living room (Ø3) using zero gravity: using a big ladle (mnemonic symbol for 匕) and a shovel (乚) as bats, she beats a banana (丿) back and forth.
to compare / (followed by a noun and adjective) more {adj.} than {noun} / ratio / to gesture / (Taiwan pr. [bi4] in some compounds derived from Classical Chinese)

= + : Mnemonic symbol: from 比基尼, "bikini".

Brunhilde likes Leonidas' outfit, so she tries it for herself, wearing a bikini in the space station and wielding a ladle and a seven-branched laser sword.
euphemistic variant of 屄[bi1]
Belgium / Belgian / abbr. for 比利時|比利时[Bi3 li4 shi2]
to leave / to depart / to separate / to distinguish / to classify / other / another / don't ...! / to pin / to stick (sth) in / (noun suffix) category (e.g. 性別|性别[xing4 bie2], 派別|派别[pai4 bie2])

= + : Brunhilde is preparing to leave the elevator to defend her home. In the kitchen, to prepare for the fight, she tries to create the ultimate weapon by distilling kitchen knives, although it says on the distiller that the user must not put metal inside.
surname Bie
to make sb change their ways, opinions etc
third of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / third in order / letter "C" or Roman "III" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / ancient Chinese compass point: 165° / propyl

= + + : A bronze medal. Brunhilde and Neanderthal Man took part in a scavenger hunt competition and won the third price. They are still holding the map with which they found a flute inside engine as they receive their reward, a bronze medal.
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.
side / edge / margin / border / boundary / CL:個|个[ge4] / simultaneously

= + : Brunhilde fell down on the sidewalk in front of the anthill. One of her gladiator sandals got stuck in a electricity line at the side of the inn.
suffix of a noun of locality
old variant of 冰[bing1]

= : Last night a lot of ice (仌) has formed in front of the engine ((e)ng1). Brunhilde (bi) straps two Neanderthal Men (人) to her feet and skates on the ice.
exterior surface / family relationship via females / to show (one's opinion) / a model / a table (listing information) / a form / a meter (measuring sth)
wrist or pocket watch

= + 𧘇 : Brunhilde (bi) is playing a lead role inside of the aorta (ao3). She is playing a king and therefore richly decorated: there are expensive watches (表) dangling from each of her wrists, and she is wearing a very expensive headdress. Currently she's standing on top of a step ladder and crying out loud for a horse.
and / furthermore / also / together with / (not) at all / simultaneously / to combine / to join / to merge

= + : Mnemonic symbol: combine harvester.

Brunhilde wants to harvest all the weed in the engine's bathroom with her combine harvester, but a bullfrog is standing in her way, protesting against the exploitation of nature's plants.

= + : Brunhilde and a mean crocodile are amalgamating to a new super form in the engine's bathroom. They are forming the connection with bottle openers.
to change / to become different / to transform / to vary / rebellion

= + : I think 变 does look like a grizzly bear with a beret. 又 is the snout, and the two eyes are the two strokes of 八.

= + : In anthill's bathroom the also-ran is sparring with Brunhilde. In her mind she imagines changing into a boxing grizzly bear.
plain / informal / suitable / convenient / opportune / to urinate or defecate / equivalent to 就[jiu4]: then / in that case / even if / soon afterwards

便 = + : "Handy" is a German word for "mobile phone", so that's what I will represent this character with.

便 = + : Brunhilde lost her mobile phone! When Rosa Luxemburg helps her to find it by calling Brunhilde's phone, they discover that it must be inside the snake that ate an elephant which is lying in the anthill's bathroom. Together they open the snake's mouth to see wether they can find it.
certainly / must / will / necessarily

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: 忽必烈 [Hū​bì​liè​], Kublai Khan. Certainly (必) Kublai Khan (必) has to keep face, but he cannot hold it any longer. In the space station's bathroom (Ø4), He absolutely has to (必) tell Brunhilde (bi) his love for her strong character and offers her his heart (心). Brunhilde is a bit embarrassed because all she has to offer in return is a banana (丿). Kublai Khan feels like his heart has been crossed out (the 丿 stroke is crossing out 心 in 必).
flat / (coll.) to beat (sb) up / old variant of 匾[bian3]

= 𠕁 + : Brunhilde (bi) enters the anthill's bar (an3), shouts like a madwoman and stretches her fighting claw (𠕁) and wooden swinging door-shield (户) into the air. Everyone is very afraid and instinctly throws themselves flat (扁) onto the ground, but Brunhilde just wanted a drink.