Pinyin "nan2"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "nan2" is split up into two parts: "n" and "an2". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "n"

N is for Napoleon.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an2"

In the anthill's kitchen.

Characters pronounced nan2


= + + + : Napoleon and the mean crocodile met in the anthill's kitchen to discuss a secret plan. The mean crocodile found a map which leads to a treasure of dried fruits. Napoleon and the mean crocodile agree to follow the map and claim the dried fruits, but each of them has his own secret agenda: Napoleon wants to claim the land and put up his big cross, and the crocodile just wants to relax under a palm tree.

= + + + : Mnemonic symbol: a palm tree (palms are only found in the south)
surname Nan
male / Baron, lowest of five orders of nobility 五等爵位[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a mankini.

Napoleon (n) is taking part in the iron-man contest. In the anthill's kitchen (an2) he has to rob through a muddy field (田) as fast as possible while wearing a mankini (男). He has to reach a power button (力) located at the other end of the field and push it as fast as possible to qualify for the next round.
difficult (to...) / problem / difficulty / difficult / not good

= + : Just inside the anthill's kitchen, Napoleon and a sparrow are trying to beat an insanely difficult video game. After playing and failing all day long Napoleon finally loses his temper and crashes the game wearing two boxing gloves.

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a video game which is almost impossible to beat.
Machilus nanmu / Chinese cedar / Chinese giant redwood
variant of 楠[nan2]
variant of 楠[nan2]
mumble in repetition
old variant of 男[nan2]
old variant of 喃[nan2]
name of a country
mumble in repetition