Pinyin "jia3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "jia3" is split up into two parts: "ji" and "a3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "ji"

Ji is for Jeanne of Arc.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "a3"

In the ashram's living room.

Characters pronounced jia3

variant of 假[jia3] / to borrow

Mnemonic symbol: a fake eye, 假眼
fake / false / artificial / to borrow / if / suppose
first of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / (used for an unspecified person or thing) / first (in a list, as a party to a contract etc) / letter "A" or roman "I" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / armor plating / shell or carapace / (of the fingers or toes) nail / bladed leather or metal armor (old) / ranking system used in the Imperial examinations (old) / civil administration unit in the baojia 保甲[bao3 jia3] system (old) / ancient Chinese compass point: 75°

= + : Mnemonic symbol: 甲 just looks like a protest placard.

It's the first (甲) time Joan of Arc (ji) is protesting against something using a protest placard (甲). Inside of the ashram (a3), she is protesting against the many dinosaur bones (丨) lying around. She does not only have a protest placard, she also uses a microphone (曰) to deliver raging speeches.
surname Jia

= + : In the ashram (a3) Joan of Arc (ji) is considering to change her last name to jia3 (贾), but the crab (贝) thinks it's a stupid idea and gives her a whipping with a knuckle duster (覀).
cape (geography) / headland
potassium (chemistry)
Japanese variant of 假[jia3]
(evergreen shrub) / Celtis sinensis
far / grand
shoulder blade
Catalpa, a genus of mostly deciduous trees / old term for Camellia sinensis, the tea plant 茶 / also called Thea sinensis / small evergreen shrub (Mallotus japonicus)
variant of 斝[jia3]
small jade cup with ears
obstruction in the intestine