Pinyin "mian2"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "mian2" is split up into two parts: "mi" and "an2". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "mi"

Mi is for Marilyn Monroe.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an2"

In the anthill's kitchen.

Characters pronounced mian2

"roof" radical (Kangxi radical 40), occurring in 家, 定, 安 etc, referred to as 寶蓋|宝盖[bao3 gai4]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: the strokes of this character look like a graduation cap (宀).

Marilyn Monroe (mi-) wants to cook in the anthill's kitchen (an2) but she's afraid of the ants. That's why she builds a bunker: she uses a saucepan lid (冖) as the base, constructs pillars out of petals (丶) and uses a graduation cap (宀) as the roof.
to sleep / to hibernate

= + : The eye of providence (目) is going to sleep (眠) in the anthill's kitchen (an2). Marilyn Monroe (mi) tucks it into a copy of the declaration of independence (民).
generic term for cotton or kapok / cotton / padded or quilted with cotton

= + : Marilyn Monroe (mi) found new silken panties (帛) for her under the Christmas tree (木) in the anthill's kitchen (an2)! The panties are nicely packed in a box full of cotton (棉).
silk floss / continuous / soft / weak / mild-mannered (dialect)
old variant of 綿|绵[mian2] / cotton
large, black cicada / locust