Pinyin "ze2"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "ze2" is split up into two parts: "z" 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 "z"

Z is for Zorro.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "e2"

In the elevator's kitchen.

Characters pronounced ze2

duty / responsibility / to reproach / to blame

= + : Zorro and the crab started a party in the elevator's kitchen. They wear funny hats and have lots of booze, but they are responsible drinkers and know when they have had enough.
(conjunction used to express contrast with a previous clause) but / then / standard / norm / principle / to imitate / to follow / classifier for written items

= + : Mnemonic symbol: 武则天 (Wu Zetian), the only female emperor of China in more than four millennia. It makes sense because for sure she wrote many official statements, for which 则 is the classifier.

= + : Just inside the elevator's kitchen, Zorro found a crab. He already has a kitchen knife in his hand and wants to kill and eat the crab, but Wu Zetian quickly writes an official rule that forbids the eating of crabs, much to Zorro's disappointment.
(literary) (conjunction used to express contrast with a previous clause) but; then / (bound form) standard; norm / (bound form) principle / (literary) to imitate; to follow / classifier for written items
to select / to choose / to pick over / to pick out / to differentiate / to eliminate / also pr. [zhai2]

= + + + : Zorro (z) has to select (择) his new weapon between two terrible choices (择) in the elevator's kitchen (e2): there is either a boxing glove (又) or a dinosaur bone (丨). He has to select one using a toy claw (扌), but he has to choose wisely: one of the items is hooked to a charged capacitor (二) which will shock Zorro should he take the wrong choice (择).
pool / pond / (of metals etc) luster / favor or beneficence / damp / moist

= + + + : Zorro (z) dropped a whole case of water bottles (氵) in the elevator's kitchen (e2) and they all break. He notices how the water forms a small pond (泽) which heats up in the summer's heat, making the air humid (泽). He first marks the danger zone by ramming dinosaur bones (丨) in the ground and sticking red boxing gloves (又) on top of them. Additionally he connects all these poles with wire and capacitors (二) to make an electric fence. He then starts to enjoy his very private hot spring by floating in the pond.
Japanese variant of 澤|泽

= + : In the elevator's kitchen (e2) Zorro (z) is gnawing (咋) away a mandarin's (口) peel to make the remaining peel look like the mandarin has a Mohawk haircut (乍).
Japanese variant of 擇|择
(interj. of admiration or of disgust) / to click one's tongue / to attempt to (find an opportunity to) speak
board under tiles on roof / narrow
reed mat