Pinyin "chan1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "chan1" is split up into two parts: "ch" and "an1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "ch"

Ch is for Charlie Chaplin.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an1"

In front of the anthill.

Characters pronounced chan1

variant of 攙|搀[chan1] / to mix
to take by the arm and assist / to mix / to blend / to dilute / to adulterate

= + + : Charlie Chaplin (ch) wants to eat healthy so he decided to drink a smoothie in front of the anthill (an1). He doesn't know how to make smoothies, so he bought a set. The set included a toy claw (扌) to mix (搀) a few beautiful blossoms (⺀) in a glass, but the set also included a disclaimer (免) that the makers will not be responsible for Charlie's death should he die after drinking the smoothie.
to observe / to spy on / Taiwan pr. [zhan1]
used in names, e.g. 龍王辿|龙王辿[Long2 wang2 Chan1] Longwang Chan, a place in Shaanxi Province / (literary) (of one's walking pace) slow
length (of a tree or beam) / long
curtain in carriage / screen
the front of clothes