Pinyin "jian1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "jian1" is split up into two parts: "ji" and "an1". 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 "an1"

In front of the anthill.

Characters pronounced jian1

between / among / within a definite time or space / room / section of a room or lateral space between two pairs of pillars / classifier for rooms

= + : Joan of Arc wants to try a new approach of solving earth's energy crisis. In front of the anthill she set up a changing cubicle and invites the sun to try it out. The sun doesn't know that the Joan of Arc installed a trap door inside of the changing cubicle and plans to exploit the sun as quasi inexhaustible energy source once she captured her.

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a changing cubicle.
narrow / small

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a narrow and small floating tank.

= + : Joan of Arc keeps guard in front of the anthill, her spear at her side. All has been quiet for a long time though, so she just prefers to play her flute all day.
to supervise / to inspect / jail / prison

= + + : Joan of Arc (ji) has been caught by the English and in her prison (监), a cage (监) in front of the anthill (an1), She awaits her trial. She has not given up, though: as a robot hands her a bowl of rice (皿), She quickly pulls out a kitchen knife (刂) and stabs the robot's (大) arm. The robot doesn't even notice though.
strong / solid / firm / unyielding / resolute

= + : Joan of Arc (ji) built a strong (坚) and sturdy (坚) burrow out of dirt (土) in front of the anthill (an1). She even equipped it with a strong (坚) radio (収) to keep contact with her troops.
to imbue
sound of moving water

= + : Joan of Arc (ji) is floating in a floating tank (戋) in front of the anthill (an1). There is nothing to hear but the sound of moving water (浅) which she pours out of water bottles (氵) into the tank from time to time.
difficult / hard / hardship

= + : Joan of Arc (ji) dropped her boxing glove (又) in front of the anthill (an1). It got stuck to a chewing gum (艮) on the pavement and now she has a hard (艰) time removing it. Joan of Arc's life is really difficult (艰) at the moment.
shoulder / to shoulder (responsibilities etc)

= + : Joan of Arc (ji) is angrily rushing out of the anthill. She hit the wooden swinging door (户) so hard that in front of the anthill (an1) the moon (月) hits his shoulder (肩) badly.
pointed; tapering; sharp / (of a sound) shrill; piercing / (of one's hearing, sight etc) sharp; acute; keen / to make (one's voice) shrill / sharp point; tip / the best of sth; the cream of the crop
point (of needle) / sharp / shrewd / pointed

= + : The robot (大) picked up a daisy (小) for Joan of Arc (ji) and gives it to her in front of the anthill (an1). He cut the daisy so sharply though that the Joan of Arc pricks her hand on the sharp (尖) end.
double / twice / simultaneous / holding two or more (official) posts at the same time

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a double. Joan of Arc (ji) and her stunt double (兼) are eating two bowls of cereals (秝) while the real Joan of Arc signs autographs with her crayon (肀) in front of the anthill (an1).
to fornicate / to defile / adultery / rape

= + : Bessie Coleman (女) is secretly working as a spy (奸细) and so crafty (奸) that she is able to steal Joan of Arc's (ji) dried fruits (干) in front of her in front of the anthill (an1).
wicked / crafty / traitor / variant of 姦|奸[jian1]

= + : Bessie Coleman (女) is secretly working as a spy (奸细) and so crafty (奸) that she is able to steal Joan of Arc's (ji) dried fruits (干) in front of her in front of the anthill (an1).
to annihilate / abbr. for 殲擊機|歼击机[jian1 ji1 ji1], fighter plane

= + : In front of the anthill (an1) Joan of Arc (ji) is annihilating (歼) the wicked witch (歹) by smashing her to bits with a kilo (千).
to pan fry / to sauté

= + : Joan of Arc (ji) is pan frying (煎) a front panel (前) on a grill (灬) in front of the space station (an1).