Pinyin "chi3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "chi3" is split up into two parts: "ch" and "Ø3". 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 "Ø3"

In the space station's living room.

Characters pronounced chi3

a Chinese foot / one-third of a meter / a ruler / a tape-measure / one of the three acupoints for measuring pulse in Chinese medicine / CL:支[zhi1],把[ba3]

= + : Charlie Chaplin and a ghost found a big finger in the space station. They measure it using a tape-measure.
tooth / CL:顆|颗[ke1]

齿 = + + : Charlie Chaplin (ch) has an aching tooth (齿), and Neanderthal Man (人) is about to help him take it out using an electrical barrier (止) in the space station (Ø3). They attached the barrier to the tooth and as Neanderthal Man will plug it into the receptacle (凵), the barrier will pull out the tooth.
extravagant / wasteful / exaggerating

= + : Rosa (亻), Manny (多) and Charlie (ch) are living a life in luxury (侈) in the space station (Ø3).
shame / disgrace

= + : Charlie Chaplin (ch) is disgraced (耻) by hearing what is happening on earth, so in the space station (Ø3) he decides to put a barrier (止) into each of his ears (耳) so that he won't have to listen anymore.
foot (unit of length equal to 0.3048 m) / old form of modern 英尺[ying1 chi3]
to strip / to deprive of / to discharge / to dismiss / to undress
salted fermented beans
Japanese variant of 齒|齿
old variant of 侈[chi3]
drag along
to separate