Pinyin "che4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "che4" is split up into two parts: "ch" and "e4". 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 "e4"

In the elevator's bathroom.

Characters pronounced che4

plants sprouting

I don't know but somehow I have to think of a thornbush when looking at this character. Maybe because it looks so spiky. To make things interesting let's say this represents a burning thornbush talking to people. The burning thornbush talks to Charlie Chaplin (ch) in the elevator's bathroom (e4) and tells him what to do, but Charlie won't listen.
thorough / penetrating / to pervade / to pass through

= + : Charlie Chaplin (ch) is thoroughly (彻) investigating his black sneakers (彳) in the elevator's bathroom (e4). He cuts (切) them very thoroughly right to the bone (彻).
to remove; to take away
to remove / to take away / to withdraw

= + + : Charlie Chaplin (ch) is rearing something (育) in the elevator's bathroom (e4). Many people already tried to remove him (撤), for example by using toy claws (扌) and sledgehammers (攵), but he never yielded.
to remove / to withdraw
to pull / to draw / to pull back / to withdraw / to flash past
clear (water) / thorough

= + + : Charlie Chaplin (ch) has been thoroughly (澈) rearing (育) a water bottle (氵) in the elevator's bathroom (e4) for a long time, and one day he cannot bear it any longer to not know what's inside. He breaks the bottle open with a sledgehammer (攵) to find that there is only extremely clear (澈) water inside.
to crack / to split / to break / to chap
used in 呫嚅[che4 ru2]