Pinyin "di3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "di3" is split up into two parts: "di" 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 "di"

Di is for Dorothy Gale.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "Ø3"

In the space station's living room.

Characters pronounced di3

foundation / on the whole

= + : Dorothy Gale pulled a petal leaf out of the space station concrete foundation. Christopher MacLeod explains her that it was a special petal leaf, and that Dorothy is destined to be the king of England now that she pulled it out.
background / bottom / base / end (of the month, year etc) / remnants / (math.) radix / base

= 广 + : The space station's old concrete foundation has been broken up, and Dorothy Gale wants to send the remnants of the foundation back to the base on earth using parachutes.
to press against / to support / to prop up / to resist / to equal / to balance / to make up for / to mortgage / to arrive at / to clap (one's hands) lightly (expressing delight) (Taiwan pr. [zhi3] for this sense)

= + : Hostile aliens want to invade the space station, but Dorothy Gale (di) resists (抵) by pressing (抵) with a toy claw (扌) against the space station's (Ø3) foundation (氐) which is about to break under the aliens' attacks.
residence of a high-ranking official / lodging-house
surname Di
baffle (pier) / whetstone
place name
to defame / to slander
to butt / resist
foundation / root
sacrum (anatomy) / bone forming the base of the spinal column
carved bow
to butt / resist