Pinyin "liang4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "liang4" is split up into two parts: "li" and "ang4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "li"

Li is for Li Qingzhao, writer and poet of the Song Dynasty.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ang4"

In the anglepod's bathroom.

Characters pronounced liang4

capacity / quantity / amount / to estimate / abbr. for 量詞|量词[liang4 ci2], classifier (in Chinese grammar) / measure word
bright / clear / resonant / to shine / to show / to reveal

= + + + : Li Qingzhao polishes her new sculpture in the anglepod's bathroom shortly before it is to be presented. Her sculpture consists of a table, a cooking top, a mandarin and a beret which are assembled to a large tower. She uses a lot of polish to make it shine as much as possible.
classifier for vehicles

= + : Li Qingzhao (li) found a treasure consisting of golden taels (两) in the anglepod's bathroom (ang4). She puts all the taels in two cabriolets (辆)(车) and drives the treasure home.
to let sth cool down
to show understanding / to excuse / to presume / to expect

= + : Li Qingzhao (li) left her underpants (京) all over the anglepod's bathroom (ang4), much to her flatmates' anger. Today she set up a big advertising column (讠) with a message asking for forgiveness (谅).
attractive / good-looking
to dry in the air / (fig.) to cold-shoulder

= + : Li Qingzhao (li) is drying her underpants (京) in the sun (日)(晾) in the anglepod's bathroom (ang4).
distant / to seek / old variant of 亮[liang4] / bright
stagger / sway from side to side
clear / resounding
(literary) sad; melancholy