Pinyin "hong1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "hong1" is split up into two parts: "hu" and "(e)ng1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "hu"

Hu is for Helga Horse.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "(e)ng1"

In front of the engine.

Characters pronounced hong1

explosion / bang / boom / rumble / to attack / to shoo away / to expel

= + : Helga horse is dual wielding boxing gloves in front of the engine. She's shooing away all the cars that want to enter engine.
to bake / to heat by fire / to set off by contrast

= + : The communist (共) is baking (烘) Helga Horse (hu) over a fire (火) in front of the engine ((e)ng1).
roar of laughter (onom.) / hubbub / to roar (as a crowd)
death of a prince / swarming
sound of a crash
surname Hong
sound of a Buddhist incantation
angry appearance (archaic)
to sigh / sound of a drum
(onom.) crashing sound / same as 訇[hong1]