Pinyin "yi1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "yi1" is split up into two parts: "y" 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 "y"

Y is for Maud Younger.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "Ø1"

In front of the space station.

Characters pronounced yi1

one / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire; whole; all; throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) / also pr. [yao1] for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit

Maud Younger (y) forgot her keys to the space station (Ø1), all she brought outside was her flute (一). She has no choice but to crash the door with the giant flute.
medical / medicine / doctor / to cure / to treat

= + : Maud Younger is floating in front of the space station and very sick. There is a doctor around, but he is floating in space too, with no way of propulsion. The medicine Maud Younger needs is stored in darts which in turn are stored in a metal box. The doctor thus throws the darts with the medicine at Maud Younger to help her.
clothes / CL:件[jian4] / Kangxi radical 145

= 𧘇 + : Mnemonic symbol: kilt.

= 𧘇 + : In front of the space station, Maud Younger doesn't have a wardrobe, but just a step ladder. It's still enough for her kilt though, which she can just put over the ladder so that it doesn't lose its form, and her beret, which she puts on top of the ladder.
the left-radical form of Kangxi radical 145, 衣[yi1]

= + 丿 : Mnemonic symbol: a royal ermine coat.

Maud Younger used to wear a monk's cowl when leaving the space station, but when she got a royal ermine coat she gladly threw the monk's cowl out. Nowadays she uses to wave a petal leaf matching her new coat.
to depend on / to comply with or listen to sb / according to / in the light of

= + : Maud Younger and Rosa Luxemburg have been stranded in front of the space station. They both depend on a single kilt to keep them warm.
(old) third person singular pronoun ("he" or "she") / second person singular pronoun ("you") / (May 4th period) third person singular feminine pronoun ("she") / (Classical Chinese) introductory particle with no specific meaning / that (preceding a noun)

= + : Mnemonic symbol: 木乃伊, munaiyi, mummy.

In front of the space station, the mummy is being chased by the system administrator, who got his shirt dirty and wants to use the mummy's bandages as napkin; the system administrator in turn is chased by Maud Younger, who still wants her servers to be run by the sysadmin; Maud Younger is chased by Rosa Luxemburg because Rosa wants an autograph from her idol; and Rosa is chased by the mummy, who is angry that Rosa stirs the masses up to revolt against their former leader.
surname Yi / abbr. for 伊拉克[Yi1 la1 ke4], Iraq / abbr. for 伊朗[Yi1 lang3], Iran
one (banker's anti-fraud numeral)
to greet by raising clasped hands
excellent / precious / rare / fine / (used in given names)
black and shining ebony
Japanese variant of 壹[yi1]
iridium (chemistry)
(onom.) to squeak
variant of 咿[yi1]