Pinyin "cheng1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "cheng1" is split up into two parts: "ch" and "(e)ng1". 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 "(e)ng1"

In front of the engine.

Characters pronounced cheng1

to weigh / to state / to name / name / appellation / to praise

= + : Charlie Chaplin practices eating cereals blindfolded in front of the engine. As he is eating he wonders why the bowl is suddenly so heavy. The reason is that a peace dove sat down on the bowl and eats the cereals as well. The peace dove names Charlie Chaplin a real idiot because he doesn't notice.
to support / to prop up / to push or move with a pole / to maintain / to open or unfurl / to fill to bursting point / brace / stay / support

= + : Charlie Chaplin (ch) is bracing (撑) himself for his next battle in front of the engine ((e)ng1). He supports (撑) his feet with horseshoes (掌) and holds a toy claw (扌) in each hand.
variant of 稱|称[cheng1], to weigh
old variant of 稱|称[cheng1]
variant of 撐|撑[cheng1]
mussel / razor clam / Solecurtus constricta
sound of bells etc
tinkling of gems
frying pan / griddle
variant of 稱|称[cheng1]
stare at sth beyond reach
old variant of 赬|赪[cheng1]
(used in names)
a prop / a shore