Pinyin "di4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "di4" is split up into two parts: "di" 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 "di"

Di is for Dorothy Gale.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "Ø4"

In the space station's bathroom.

Characters pronounced di4

aim / clear
(bound form) bull's-eye; target
earth / ground / field / place / land / CL:片[pian4]

= + : Dorothy Gale (di) hates the cleanliness of the space station, so she used an excavator (也) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) to dig a pile of dirt (土) out of the ground (地) for a mud bath.
(prefix indicating ordinal number, as in 第六[di4 liu4] "sixth") / (literary) grades in which successful candidates in the imperial examinations were placed / (old) residence of a high official / (literary) but; however / (literary) only; just
(prefix indicating ordinal number, e.g. first, number two etc) / order / (old) rank in the imperial examinations / mansion / (literary) but / just

= + + + 丿 : Dorothy Gale (di) accomplished an awesome result with her composite bow (弓) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4): She shot a bamboo stick (⺮) into a banana (丿) so it was split in half, and then fired a dinosaur bone (丨) into the bamboo stick (⺮) so it was split in half as well. Dorothy is number one (第) with the bow!
younger brother / junior male / I (modest word in letter)

= + + + 丿 : Mnemonic symbol: Jesse James, the younger one of the James brothers (弟).

A mean crocodile (丷) harasses Dorothy Gale (di) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4), but Jesse James (弟) is there to stop him. With a composite bow (弓), he shoots a banana (丿) as a warning shot; as the banana doesn't stop the crocodile, Jesse shoots a dinosaur bone (丨) right into the crocodile's crotch.
to hand over / to pass on sth / to gradually increase or decrease / progressively

= + : Dorothy Gale (di) encounters Jesse James (弟) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) who catches sight of Dorothy's new gladiator sandals (辶). He pulls out his gun and has Dorothy hand over (递) her new sandals very slowly.
to hand over; to pass on; to deliver / (bound form) progressively; in the proper order
stem / foot / base / root

= + + : Dorothy Gale (di) bought a cloister (古) and wants to set it up in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). The package contained a vase (立), a stem (啇) and a manual showing how to combine the two items to get the cloister (a map 冂 in a metaphorical sense), but Dorothy has no idea how to set up her cloister.
emperor

= + + : Mnemonic symbol: the great emperor Caesar.

Caesar prepared to sauna in the space station's bathroom, and he has his towel already around his neck when he prepares a new aufguss. Just as he wants to lift the vase, the cooking top on top of it lifts itself as Dorothy Gale looks out, laughing at Caesar.
variant of 蒂[di4]

= + : Dorothy Gale (di) is lying on a sheet of artificial lawn (艹) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4), and Caesar (帝) is looking for her cigarette butt (蒂).
stem (of fruit)

= + : Dorothy Gale (di) is lying on a sheet of artificial lawn (艹) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4), and Caesar (帝) is looking for her cigarette butt (蒂).
closely joined / connection / knot

= + : Caesar (帝) wants to have a close connection (缔) to Dorothy Gale (di). Literally. In the space station's bathroom (Ø4), he forms the close connection by closely joining (缔) her body to his with the help of a lot of silk worms (纟) he previously knotted (缔) together to form a rope.
Kerria japonica
to examine / truth (Buddhism)
wife of a younger brother
to look down upon (classical) / to see / to look at (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 看[kan4]