Pinyin "jiong1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "jiong1" is split up into two parts: "ju" 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 "ju"

Ju is for Zeus.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "(e)ng1"

In front of the engine.

Characters pronounced jiong1

Variant of 冂, but the left stroke is 丿, not 丨

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: ⺆ looks like a staple, as used in a stapler.

Zeus (ju) wants to plant bananas (丿) in front of the engine ((e)ng1). He uses a plow (㇆) to dig up the earth and puts the bananas inside. To prevent the bananas from falling down, he staples them down with a stapler (⺆).
radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 13), occurring in 用[yong4], 同[tong2], 網|网[wang3] etc, referred to as 同字框[tong2 zi4 kuang4]

= + : Mnemonic symbol from the shape of the character: kind of looks like a map.

Zeus (ju) found a secret map (冂) that tells the location of a golden dinosaur bone (丨) in front of the engine ((e)ng1), so he took a plow (㇆) and dug up everything. He actually found a couple of dinosaur bones, but not a golden one.
archaic variant of 坰[jiong1]

= + : A border control checkpoint.

= + : Zeus is working at a border control checkpoint in front of the engine, but there is no-one to be checked. He is so bored that he's driving staples into mandarins without end.
(literary) to shut or bolt a door / door
environs / wilderness
old variant of 坰[jiong1]