Pinyin "gen1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "gen1" is split up into two parts: "g" and "(e)n1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "g"

G is for Guy Fawkes.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "(e)n1"

In front of the encampment.

Characters pronounced gen1

heel / to follow closely / to go with / (of a woman) to marry sb / with / compared with / to / towards / and (joining two nouns)

= + : Guy Fawkes marries a cowboy in front of the Forbidden City and wants to follow him forever. The cowboy wears cowboy boots and chews chewing gum all the time, even during the ceremony.
root / basis / classifier for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings / CL:條|条[tiao2] / radical (chemistry)

= + : Guy Fawkes hates Christmas, so he his especially annoyed when he sees a Christmas tree even in front of the Forbidden City. He takes out his chewing gum, sticks it to the tree's star and pulls it as long as he can to see if he can beat his record. Afterwards he wants to wrap the Christmas tree with the chewing gum.