Pinyin "ke3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "ke3" is split up into two parts: "k" and "e3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "k"

K is for Karl Marx.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "e3"

In the elevator's living room.

Characters pronounced ke3

can / may / able to / to approve / to permit / to suit / (particle used for emphasis) certainly / very

= + : Alternative mnemonic symbol: kebab, from the pronunciation "ke". Karl Marx (k) is preparing a kebab (mnemonic symbol for 可) in the elevator's living room (e3). He also skewers mandarins (口) on the long steel nails (丁) and will only allow (可) his guests to eat the rest of the kebab if they eat their mandarins first.

= + : Karl Marx (k) is challenging his abilities (可) in the elevator's living room (e3). He tries to force a nail (丁) into a mandarin (口), just by using his head. On top of that he tries to do so one thousand times, in order to create a bed of nails (mnemonic symbol for 可).

= + : Karl Marx (k) is really thirsty (渴) in the elevator (e3), where he finds a water bottle (氵) vending machine. The water is free, but attached to the machine he finds a quiz wheel (曷): only when he is able to answer five questions in a row he will get a bottle of water.
uneven (path) / unfortunate (in life)
see 轗軻|轗轲[kan3 ke3]
see 岢嵐|岢岚[Ke3 lan2]
Japanese variant of 渴
(literary) fire / flame