Pinyin "zi1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zi1" is split up into two parts: "z" and "Ø1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "z"

Z is for Zorro.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "Ø1"

In front of the space station.

Characters pronounced zi1

number 20 of the 28 constellations 二十八宿, approx. Orion 獵戶座|猎户座
used in 仔肩[zi1 jian1]
resources / capital / to provide / to supply / to support / money / expense

= + : Zorro (z) has become a real capitalist (资). In front of the space station (Ø1) he locked a crab (贝) into a cube (次). Whenever he throws organic waste into the cube, the crab is so furious that it cuts the carbage to really small pieces and throws it out. Zorro then collects the cut garbage and sells it as organic fertilizer.
to consult

= + : Zorro (z) got a puzzle toy and has been puzzling it all day in front of the space station (Ø1). It consists of a cube (次) in which a mandarin (口) is locked. There should be a simple mechanism to unlock the mandarin, but Zorro finally gives up and consults (咨) a hostess (咨) floating by for tips.
now / here / this / time / year

= + 𢆶 : Mnemonic symbol: a Nimitz class airplane carrier.

Zorro (z) prepares to join the Navy and enter the Nimitz class (兹) airplane carrier now (兹) in front of the space station (Ø1). Before he leaves though he prepares by smoking his remaining weed (䒑) and hiding two aces (𢆶) in his sleeves.
beauty / disposition / looks / appearance

姿 = + : Zorro (z) helps Bessie Coleman (女) work on her posture (姿) in front of the space station (Ø1). Bessie is standing on a cube (次) and Zorro tells her how to move and how to stand.
to grow / to nourish / to increase / to cause / juice / taste / (dialect) to spout / to spurt

= + : Zorro (z) tastes (滋) a bottle of water (氵) in front of the space station (Ø1) but it tastes like aids (艾 ai4 滋 zi1). Grieving that he develops (滋) the symptoms of aids he retreats on a Nimitz class aircraft carrier (兹).
hard-working / industrious
variant of 咨[zi1]
black / name of a river
covered wagon / military supply wagon
(onom.) chirp; squeak; creak
(onom.) to squeak (of mice) / to chirp or peep (of small birds)
variant of 茲|兹[zi1] / now / here / this / time / year