Pinyin "jin3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "jin3" is split up into two parts: "ji" 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 "ji"

Ji is for Joan of Arc.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "(e)n3"

In the encampment's living room.

Characters pronounced jin3

barely / only / merely

= + : Joan of Arc and Rosa Luxemburg are fighting a boxing match in the Forbidden city. There are barely / merely / only a few seconds of the last round left.
to the greatest extent / (when used before a noun of location) furthest or extreme / to be within the limits of / to give priority to
tight / strict / close at hand / near / urgent / tense / hard up / short of money / to tighten

= + : In the encampment Joan of Arc is very tense to finally open her present. It is a radio receiver which has been tightly packed in fine silk. Finally when she's finally allowed she urgently opens the package.
clay / old variant of 僅|仅[jin3] / violet (plant)

= + : Joan of Arc (ji) is throwing violet (堇) clay (堇) and dirt (土) at the king's cow hide (革) in the encampment ((e)n3).
brocade / embroidered work / bright

= + : Joan of Arc (ji) is embroidering (锦) her silken panties (帛) using a golden harpoon (钅) as needle in the encampment ((e)n3).
cautious / careful / solemnly / sincerely (formal)

= + : Joan of Arc (ji) is reading a warning on an advertising column (讠) in the encampment ((e)n3). The warning says that she should be very careful (谨) about violet dirt (堇) which tends to fall off the ceiling. While Joan of Arc reads the message, a big piece of violet dirt is about to fall on her head.
brilliancy (of gems)
Hibiscus syriacus / transient
variant of 堇[jin3] / violet
time of famine or crop failure
careful / hut / variant of 僅|仅[jin3]
bury / plaster with mud
nuptial wine cup