Pinyin "yi4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "yi4" is split up into two parts: "y" and "Ø4". 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 "Ø4"

In the space station's bathroom.

Characters pronounced yi4

to regulate / to govern / to control / to mow

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: 乂 looks like pliers. Maud Younger (y) is using pliers (乂) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) to regulate (乂) and control (乂) the water flow of the sink. Using the pliers she has to pull a lot of bananas (丿) and fingers (㇏) out of the sink.
to shoot

Maud Younger (y) is practicing her shooting (弋) skills with a bow in the bathroom of the space station (Ø4). 弋 just looks like a bow with an arrow, which is going to be shot to the left hand side. There's even a feather on the arrow at the right hand end.
to dress / to wear / to put on (clothes)
Italy / Italian / abbr. for 意大利[Yi4 da4 li4]

= + : Maud Younger had a desire for new loudspeakers ever since she boarded the space station. Today she wants to anticipate what will be in the next supply shipment, so in the bathroom she stares into her crystal ball, and indeed sees the desired loudspeakers. She falls in love instantly, feeling her heart pounding heavily.
Italy; Italian (abbr. for 意大利[Yi4 da4 li4])
idea / meaning / thought / to think / wish / desire / intention / to expect / to anticipate

= + : Maud Younger had a desire for new loudspeakers ever since she boarded the space station. Today she wants to anticipate what will be in the next supply shipment, so in the bathroom she stares into her crystal ball, and indeed sees the desired loudspeakers. She falls in love instantly, feeling her heart pounding heavily.
also

= + + 丿 : The also-ran arrives very late at the space station's bathroom. In fact she arrives so late that Maud Younger who was waiting for her with a daisy fell asleep on a big cozy beret. The also-ran came so late because she ate many bananas on the way.

= + + 丿 : Mnemonic symbol: An also-ran, a very exhausted runner.
100 million

亿 = + : A big sack of money with a big dollar sign on it.

亿 = + : Maud Younger and Rosa Luxemburg are fighting about a sack of money with 100000000 bucks. Maud has the advantage of having a silver medal to beat Rosa with.
surname Yi / (Tw) abbr. for 義大利|义大利[Yi4 da4 li4], Italy
justice / righteousness / meaning / foster (father etc) / adopted / artificial (tooth, limb etc) / relationship / friendship

= + : Mnemonic symbol: Justitia.

Justitia (义) and Maud Younger (y) want to fix the shower in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). Just as Justitia is about to grab the shower head with her pliers (乂) she is blinded by a petal leaf (丶) floating about and instead grabs Maud's head with her pliers. This is Maud's just punishment as she broke the shower head in the first place.
to comment on / to discuss / to suggest

= + : Maud Younger (y) is painting blindfolded onto an advertising column (讠) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). Justitia comments (议) on her art and indeed voices very just (义) comments (议).
easy / amiable / to change / to exchange / prefix corresponding to the English adjective suffix "-able" or "-ible"

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a really easy puzzle consisting of only two parts.

= + : Maud Younger and the sun are trying to complete a really easy puzzle in the space station's bathroom. It's not as easy as they thought though, because in zero gravity they can only move with the help of their bat wings.
surname Yi / abbr. for 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1], the Book of Changes

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a really easy puzzle consisting of only two parts.

= + : Maud Younger and the sun are trying to complete a really easy puzzle in the space station's bathroom. It's not as easy as they thought though, because in zero gravity they can only move with the help of their bat wings.
skill / art

= + : Maud Younger (y) got a silver medal (乙) for her mad gymnastics skills (艺) In the space station's bathroom (Ø4), where she performed her gymnastics on sheets of artificial lawn (艹).
benefit / profit / advantage / beneficial / to increase / to add / all the more

= + + + : Mnemonic symbol: Alpinia oxyphylla, a type of ginger.

The mean crocodile (丷) is visiting Maud Younger (y) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) and asks for her help. Somehow he lost all his energy. Maud knows what to do and pulls out a bit of Alpinia oxyphylla (益), an eight ball (八), a flute (一), and a shallow bowl (皿). She crushes the eight ball and the ginger in the bowl with her flute and while doing so, she tells the crocodile that this will be the ingredients for a tea which will be very beneficial (益) to him. It will not only restore his vigor, but also increase his intellect.
surname Yi

= + + + : Mnemonic symbol: Alpinia oxyphylla, a type of ginger.

The mean crocodile (丷) is visiting Maud Younger (y) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) and asks for her help. Somehow he lost all his energy. Maud knows what to do and pulls out a bit of Alpinia oxyphylla (益), an eight ball (八), a flute (一), and a shallow bowl (皿). She crushes the eight ball and the ginger in the bowl with her flute and while doing so, she tells the crocodile that this will be the ingredients for a tea which will be very beneficial (益) to him. It will not only restore his vigor, but also increase his intellect.
to translate / to interpret

= + : 金星 (夅) wants to talk to an advertising column (讠) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4), but he only speaks heavenly script. Fortunately Maud Younger (y) is there to translate (译) for him.
different / other / hetero- / unusual / strange / surprising / to distinguish / to separate / to discriminate

= + : Maud Younger (y) has been sent off to help the communist (共) tending the field (田) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). She proves very helpful as her secret strange super power (mnemonic symbol for 異), xray vision, helps her see whether the potatoes are ready or not.

= + : Maud Younger sees a wyvern in the space station's bathroom and thinks it's soo strange that there's a wyvern in the space station. But after all, it's just the lab snake which ate a double axe.
friendship / also pr. [yi2]

= + : In preparation for a future alien encounter, Maud Younger builds up an advertising column (讠) from Ikea (宜) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). On it she writes in big letters "friendship" so that the aliens know of her peaceful intentions.
to recollect / to remember / memory

= + : Maud Younger (y) often recollects (忆) her time fighting in the mma world championship using her beloved flail (忄), which she keeps framed in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). Once she won a silver medal (乙), which hangs next to her flail. She is fond of recalling these dear memories (忆).