Pinyin "chan4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "chan4" is split up into two parts: "ch" and "an4". 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 "an4"

In the anthill's bathroom.

Characters pronounced chan4

to tremble / to shiver / to shake / to vibrate / Taiwan pr. [zhan4]

= + : Charlie Chaplin (ch) received a very sincere (亶) paper in the anthill's bathroom (an4). Trembling (颤) he receives a very high bill, but he vows to pay the bill because he is so sincere (亶).
feel remorse / regret / repent
(bound form) to feel remorse / (bound form) scripture read to atone for sb's sins (from Sanskrit "ksama")
irregular / mixed
(literary) animal's mouth or beak
to mix / to blend / to dilute / to adulterate
saddle blanket