Pinyin "ding4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "ding4" is split up into two parts: "di" and "(e)ng4". 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 "(e)ng4"

In the engine's bathroom.

Characters pronounced ding4

to set / to fix / to determine / to decide / to order

= + + : "to fix": duct tape. Somebody wanted to tease Dorothy Gale and taped a graduation cap to her head. Neanderthal Man tries to help her by levering the cap off with a ladder in the engine's bathroom.
to agree / to conclude / to draw up / to subscribe to (a newspaper etc) / to order

= + : Dorothy Gale (di) finds an advertising column (讠) in the engine's bathroom ((e)ng4) displaying a nail (丁). She instantly calls the number to order (订) a really hard nail (丁) for her loose flange.
to join things together by fixing them in place at one or more points / to nail / to pin / to staple / to sew on

= + : Dorothy Gale (di) uses the nail (钉) she found earlier to nail (钉) her pizza (丁) to the wall of the engine's bathroom ((e)ng4) to serve as warning for other visitors. As a hammer she uses a golden harpoon (钅).
idine (chemistry)
variant of 碇[ding4]
variant of 碇[ding4]
(weaving) spindle / ingot / pressed cake of medicine etc / classifier for: gold and silver ingots, ink sticks
see 茄萣[Qie2 ding4]
buttocks / butt

= + : Dorothy Gale is not very satisfied with her butt, so she tapes the moon to her back in the engine's bathroom.
display food for show only / sacrifice