Pinyin "ling3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "ling3" is split up into two parts: "li" and "(e)ng3". 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 "(e)ng3"

In the engine's living room.

Characters pronounced ling3

classifier for a ream of paper
neck / collar / to lead / to receive / classifier for clothes, mats, screens etc

= + : Li Qingzhao wants to explore the catacombs below engine, which can only be accessed from inside engine. Because it is so dangerous down there she has to hand in a piece of paper with her name and gets back a name-tag which she has to clip to her dog collar so that she can be identified should something go wrong.
mountain range / mountain ridge