Pinyin "dan3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "dan3" is split up into two parts: "d" and "an3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "d"

D is for Don Quixote.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an3"

In the anthill's living room.

Characters pronounced dan3

gall bladder / courage / guts / gall / inner container (e.g. bladder of a football, inner container of a thermos)

= + : Don Quixote (d) suffers from a huge moon-shaped (月) gall stone (胆), so inside of the anthill (an3) he drinks medicine from a big mug (旦). His moon gall stone is so big, it has gall stones on its own and it is drinking medicine from a mug as well.
surname Dan

= + + : Mnemonic symbol: to bow and show how earnest you mean it.

Don Quixote (d) ordered a beer at the bar in the anthill (an3). The barkeeper questions whether or not Don Quixote will return (回) the mug (旦) after he finishes his beer, so Don Quixote bows and shows how sincere (亶) he is by handing over his beret (亠) as security deposit.
sincere

= + + : Mnemonic symbol: to bow and show how earnest you mean it.

Don Quixote (d) ordered a beer at the bar in the anthill (an3). The barkeeper questions whether or not Don Quixote will return (回) the mug (旦) after he finishes his beer, so Don Quixote bows and shows how sincere (亶) he is by handing over his beret (亠) as security deposit.
to brush away / to dust off / brush / duster / CL:把[ba3]
jaundice
silk fringe of a coronet
to dust
(old barbarian dialects) to pay a fine in atonement / river / Taiwan pr. [tan4]