Pinyin "zi3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zi3" is split up into two parts: "z" and "Ø3". 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 "Ø3"

In the space station's living room.

Characters pronounced zi3

son / child / seed / egg / small thing / 1st earthly branch: 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight, 11th solar month (7th December to 5th January), year of the Rat / Viscount, fourth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4] / ancient Chinese compass point: 0° (north) / subsidiary / subordinate / sub-

= + : Zorro wants to eat an egg in the space station, and he already put it in a prize cup, as he has no egg cup. He also lacks a spoon, so he uses a big flute to crush the egg open.
meticulous / (of domestic animals or fowls) young
purple / violet

= + : Zorro (z) needs some more special effects dust. To make it, he crushes a few amethysts (紫) in the space station (Ø3) by stomping on them with his boots (此). He then crafts a few bags out of a silken scarf (糸) to store the dust in.
older sister / Taiwan pr. [jie3]
old variant of 姊[zi3]
Catalpa kaempferi / printing blocks
dregs; sediment
dregs / sediment
to slander / to detest
Common Gromwell or European stoneseed (Lithospermum officinale)
bamboo mat / bed mat
to slander / to blame / to revile
(a kind of stone)
hoe up soil around plants
dried meat with bone
used in 虸蚄[zi3 fang1]