Pinyin "nian2"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "nian2" is split up into two parts: "ni" 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 "ni"

Ni is for Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt Nefertiti.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an2"

In the anthill's kitchen.

Characters pronounced nian2

surname Nian
year / CL:個|个[ge4]

= + + : Nefertiti (ni) is having lunch (午) in the anthill's kitchen (an2). Unfortunately they didn't have any cutlery left so she has to use a dinosaur bone (丨) and a flute (一) instead of fork and knife. It will take her a whole year (年) to finish her lunch this way.
grain / harvest (old) / variant of 年[nian2]
variant of 黏[nian2]
sticky / glutinous / (Tw) to adhere / to stick on / to glue
sheatfish (Parasilurus asotus) / oriental catfish / see also 鮎|鲇[nian2]
sheatfish (Parasilurus asotus) / oriental catfish / see also 鯰|鲶[nian2]