Pinyin "ling4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "ling4" is split up into two parts: "li" and "(e)ng4". 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)ng4"

In the engine's bathroom.

Characters pronounced ling4

other / another / separate / separately

= + : Mnemonic symbol: to separate two liquids, one can use a distiller.

= + : In engine's bathroom Li Qingzhao wants to distill a liquor out of mandarins, but she can't find a wall plug to plug the distiller's power cable in.
to order / to command / an order / warrant / writ / to cause / to make sth happen / virtuous / honorific title / season / government position (old) / type of short song or poem

= + : As a mnemonic symbol, I'm going to use a 令牌, which was a tablet to identify someone as an official sent by the emperor to convey the emperor's orders.

= + : Li Qingzhao has been sent by the emperor to collect rent from the English, but they are nowhere to be found. Finally, Li Qingzhao arrived at the engine's bathroom, ready to show her 令牌, raise the finger and show to the date of payday on the calendar—if there were anyone in the engine's bathroom.
used in 嘌呤[piao4 ling4] / Taiwan pr. [ling2]