Pinyin "nian3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "nian3" is split up into two parts: "ni" and "an3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "ni"

Ni is for Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt Nefertiti.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an3"

In the anthill's living room.

Characters pronounced nian3

stone roller / roller and millstone / to grind / to crush / to husk
to twirl (in the fingers)
handcart / emperor's carriage / to transport by carriage
to play tricks on or toy with / delicate / exquisite (Cantonese)
to expel / to oust / (dialect) to chase after / to try to catch up with
muddy water
calm water