Pinyin "dian3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "dian3" is split up into two parts: "di" 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 "di"

Di is for Dorothy Gale.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an3"

In the anthill's living room.

Characters pronounced dian3

point / dot / drop / speck / o'clock / point (in space or time) / to draw a dot / to check on a list / to choose / to order (food in a restaurant) / to touch briefly / to hint / to light / to ignite / to pour a liquid drop by drop / (old) one fifth of a two-hour watch 更[geng1] / dot stroke in Chinese characters / classifier for items

= + : Dorothy Gale opened a new shop inside anthill. She's selling grilled vegetables, and many people are ordering them. On a plate, they only look like little spots or points.
canon / law / standard work of scholarship / literary quotation or allusion / ceremony / to be in charge of / to mortgage or pawn

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a head cannon. Dorothy Gale (di) is playing the harp (曲) inside the anthill's living room (an3) while shooting an eight ball (八) from her head cannon (典).
iodine (chemistry)
gem used as ear plug / jade earrings
to stand on tiptoe / Taiwan pr. [dian4]
variant of 點|点[dian3]