Pinyin "ai4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "ai4" is split up into two parts: "Ø" and "ai4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "Ø"

"Ø" (nothing or null) is for Albert Einstein.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ai4"

In the airplane's bathroom.

Characters pronounced ai4

variant of 礙|碍[ai4]
to love; to be fond of; to like / affection / to be inclined (to do sth); to tend to (happen)

= + 𠂇 : Mnemonic symbol: A pair of swans who are in love.

= + 𠂇 : Albert Einstein hurt himself with a pair of scissors in the airplane's bathroom. He's already laying on a stretcher carried by two swans who are deeply in love with each other, being transported to the next hospital. A hospital... of love.
to hinder / to obstruct / to block

= + : Albert Einstein (Ø) rubs a lamp in the airplane's bathroom (ai4) and to his surprise a genie (㝵) appears, asking for his wish. Albert recognizes his chance to put one over on the king and asks the genie to summon a large rock (石) to obstruct (碍) the royal toilet.
Chinese mugwort or wormwood / moxa / to stop or cut short / phonetic "ai" or "i" / abbr. for 艾滋病[ai4 zi1 bing4], AIDS

= + : Albert Einstein (Ø) cut himself, so he wanted to treat his wound with wormwood (艾) and mugwort (艾) in the airplane's bathroom (ai4). He finds that he accidentally used artificial lawn (艹) instead, and much worse, it has been used by someone else before. Quickly he uses a pair of pliers (乂) to draw out the artificial lawn again to stop (艾) getting aids (艾).
surname Ai
pass / defile / narrow / confined / in distress

= + : In order to use the airplane's bathroom (ai4) you have to pass a narrow pass (隘) of a certain type of ginger (益). Because they want to go in different directions but cannot pass (隘) each other, Albert Einstein (Ø) and the Pope (阝) are in distress (隘).
alas / oh dear
(of daylight) dim / obscure / clandestine / dubious

= + : Albert Einstein (Ø) is clandestinely (暧) meeting a pair of swans who are in love (爱) during the dim (暧) time of the day in the airplane's bathroom (ai4). The light is very dim (暧) because they're hiding from the sun (日) so that the sun doesn't know they're all in a messed up shady (暧) love triangle.
fine quality jade
astatine (chemistry)
einsteinium (chemistry) (Tw) / ionium (former name of thorium)
your daughter (honorific)
archaic variant of 愛|爱[ai4]
indistinct / hazy / misty / to seem / to appear
(interj. of regret)