Pinyin "gong1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "gong1" is split up into two parts: "gu" and "(e)ng1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "gu"

Gu is for Gitta Giraffe.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "(e)ng1"

In front of the engine.

Characters pronounced gong1

surname Gong
a bow (weapon) / CL:張|张[zhang1] / to bend / to arch (one's back etc)

Mnemonic symbol: this character just looks like a composite bow.

Gitta Giraffe (gu) is shooting arrows with a composite bow (弓) in front of the engine ((e)ng1).
work / worker / skill / profession / trade / craft / labor

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a steel beam, since 工 looks like the cross section of a steel beam. In front of the engine ((e)ng1), Gitta Giraffe (gu) is doing some hard work: She's stacking a capacitor (二) on a dinosaur bone (丨) on a capacitor (二). She's not very successful, but then she gets the idea to use steel beams (工) as support.
public / collectively owned / common / international (e.g. high seas, metric system, calendar) / make public / fair / just / Duke, highest of five orders of nobility 五等爵位[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4] / honorable (gentlemen) / father-in-law / male (animal)

= + : Mnemonic symbol from 公交车: a (magic) bus.

= + : Gitta Giraffe has to deliver 100 eight balls to engine driving a magic bus. She is driving in front of the engine and because the load is so heavy, she is driving very slowly. Additionally, she tried to decrease the wind resistance by installing a large fake nose at the front of the bus.
meritorious deed or service / achievement / result / service / accomplishment / work (physics)

= + : Gitta Giraffe practices her Kung Fu skills in front of the engine with a sparring robot made out of steel beams. The robot is programmed to fight Kung Fu, but Gitta Giraffe's Kung Fu is better: she hits the robots power button and turns it off.
to provide / to supply

= + : Gitta Giraffe ((e)ng1) is donating (供) blood in front of the engine ((e)ng1). Rosa Luxemburg (亻) draws the blood and the communist (共) stores it.
old variant of 肱[gong1]
to attack / to accuse / to study

= + : In front of the engine, Gitta Giraffe attacks a steel beam using a sledge hammer. Who will win???
palace / temple / castration (as corporal punishment) / first note in pentatonic scale

= + : Helga Horse updated engine to be her personal temple palace. She used a lot of pitchpipes to make engine whole again, and she wears a graduation cap as crown.
surname Gong

= + : Helga Horse updated engine to be her personal temple palace. She used a lot of pitchpipes to make engine whole again, and she wears a graduation cap as crown.
respectful

= + : The communist (共) wants to congratulate (恭) Gitta Giraffe (gu) on her birthday respectfully (恭) and so he sets up heart-shaped lights (㣺) for the party in front of the engine ((e)ng1).
body (of a human, esp. the torso) / to bow / (literary) oneself; personally

= + : Gitta Giraffe (gu) tries to personally (躬) shoot herself (躬) with a composite bow (弓). In front of the engine she bows (躬) to fit her body (躬) into the bow, and so as to not get her clothes stuck in the bowstring she wears a well-fitting body suit (身).
old variant of 躬[gong1]

= + : Gitta Giraffe (gu) tries to personally (躬) shoot herself (躬) with a composite bow (弓). In front of the engine she bows (躬) to fit her body (躬) into the bow, and so as to not get her clothes stuck in the bowstring she wears a well-fitting body suit (身).
surname Gong
scolopendra centipede
upper arm / arm
big / cup made of horn / horn wine container