Pinyin "cuan1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "cuan1" is split up into two parts: "cu" 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 "cu"

Cu is for Kitty Cat.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an1"

In front of the anthill.

Characters pronounced cuan1

quick-boil / to boil for a short time
to leap up / (coll.) to gush out / to spurt out
rush / stir up / throw / fling / hurry / rage

= + : Kitty Cat is being rushed through the streets by an angry mob armed with toy claws. All her meager belongings are in her plastic bag, which she keeps with her at all times. As she approaches anthill and tries to enter, someone grabs her plastic bag with a toy claw; at the last moment, she is able to free her bag and enter the anthill, safe for the moment.
to engrave or carve, as a block for printing
ice spud (aka ice chisel) with a pointy tip / to break a hole in ice (for ice fishing etc) using an ice spud