Pinyin "he2"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "he2" is split up into two parts: "h" and "e2". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "h"

H is for Hamlet.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "e2"

In the elevator's kitchen.

Characters pronounced he2

cereal / grain

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: a bowl of cereals.

Hamlet (h) made himself a bowl of cereals (禾) with bananas (丿) and Christmas trees (木) in the elevator's kitchen (e2). He holds the bowl of cereals like he would hold Yorick's skull.
surname He
old variant of 和[he2] / harmonious
and / together with / with / sum / union / peace / harmony / Taiwan pr. [han4] when it means "and" or "with"

= + : Hamlet found a way for world peace: He wants to distribute cereals and mandarins all over the world, starting just inside the elevator's kitchen.
(joining two nouns) and; together with; with (Taiwan pr. [han4]) / (math.) sum / to make peace / (sports) to draw; to tie / (bound form) harmonious / (bound form) Japan; Japanese
surname He / Japanese (food, clothes etc)
old variant of 和[he2]
variant of 合[he2]
to close / to join / to fit / to be equal to / whole / together / round (in battle) / conjunction (astronomy) / 1st note of pentatonic scale / old variant of 盒[he2]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a tube of glue.

In the elevator's kitchen (e2), Hamlet (h) is preparing holiday decorations. He wants to be lazy and cover Halloween as well as Christmas at the same time, so he carved out a mandarin (口) and glued a pointed cap (亼) to its top using a tube of glue (合).
why / how / when / what / where

= + : So many questions! That's why I'm gonna represent this with a quiz wheel. Each section of the wheel corresponds to one of the question words.

The beggar from ancient Egypt (匃) is the candidate in a quiz game just inside the elevator's kitchen (e2). His quiz master is Hamlet (h), and the quiz wheel (曷) is spun by the sun (日).
river / CL:條|条[tiao2],道[dao4]

= + : A river has flooded the elevator, and in the kitchen, Hamlet is floating on a bed of nails. He found a water bottle to put upside down on the nails, so he has to balance on the bottle in order to not have to sit directly on the nails. It is quite difficult to do on a rocking makeshift raft.
what / how / why / which / carry

= + : In the elevator's kitchen, Rosa Luxemburg picks up the crying baby Hamlet from his bed of nails, puts him in his baby sling and tries to calm him down.

= + : Mnemonic symbol (from "carry"): baby sling
surname He
small box / case

= + : Hamlet (h) is having a lunch break in the elevator's kitchen (e2) and pulls out his lunch box (盒). He's exited what will be inside this time. He prepares a shallow container (皿) and turns his lunch box upside down over it, but only a tube of glue (合) comes out and falls on his plate.
pit / stone / nucleus / nuclear / to examine / to check / to verify

= + : Hamlet (h) is unpacking the presents he found under the Christmas tree (木) in the elevator's kitchen (e2). He found lots of walnuts (核), but he doesn't know whether there are kernels or stones (核) inside. Fortunately he also unpacked a boar (亥) which sniffs at the walnuts and, after the careful examination (核), tells Hamlet what's inside.
variant of 核[he2] / to investigate

= + : Hamlet (h) is unpacking the presents he found under the Christmas tree (木) in the elevator's kitchen (e2). He found lots of walnuts (核), but he doesn't know whether there are kernels or stones (核) inside. Fortunately he also unpacked a boar (亥) which sniffs at the walnuts and, after the careful examination (核), tells Hamlet what's inside.
Holland / the Netherlands / abbr. for 荷蘭|荷兰[He2 lan2]

= + : Hamlet (h) wants to cultivate lotus (荷) in the elevator's kitchen (e2). To provide a suitable bed for the plant he is carrying sheets of artificial lawn (艹) into the kitchen using a baby sling (何).
lotus

= + : Hamlet (h) wants to cultivate lotus (荷) in the elevator's kitchen (e2). To provide a suitable bed for the plant he is carrying sheets of artificial lawn (艹) into the kitchen using a baby sling (何).
why not

= + : Mnemonic symbol: to make a list of pros and cons.

Hamlet (h) is thinking about smashing a shallow bowl (皿) with a concrete barrel (去) in the elevator's kitchen (e2). He thinks "why not" (盍), and decides to make a list of pros and cons (盍) first.
variant of 盍[he2]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: to make a list of pros and cons.

Hamlet (h) is thinking about smashing a shallow bowl (皿) with a concrete barrel (去) in the elevator's kitchen (e2). He thinks "why not" (盍), and decides to make a list of pros and cons (盍) first.