Pinyin "hen3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "hen3" is split up into two parts: "h" and "(e)n3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "h"

H is for Hamlet.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "(e)n3"

In the encampment's living room.

Characters pronounced hen3

(adverb of degree) / quite / very / awfully

= + : Hamlet feels awfully cool in the encampment, wearing black sneakers and blowing chewing gum bubbles. He is so very 90s.
ruthless / fierce / ferocious / determined / to harden (one's heart) / old variant of 很[hen3]

= + : Hamlet (h) is walking his dachshund (犭) in the encampment ((e)n3). Suddenly the dachshund gets stuck in a chewing gum (艮). The chewing gum is so fierce (狠) that Hamlet has a hard time pulling his dachshund out again.
old variant of 狠[hen3] / old variant of 很[hen3] / also used as an exclamation of anger
to act contrary to