Pinyin "pian4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "pian4" is split up into two parts: "pi" and "an4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "pi"

Pi is for Pocahontas.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an4"

In the anthill's bathroom.

Characters pronounced pian4

thin piece / flake / a slice / film / TV play / to slice / to carve thin / partial / incomplete / one-sided / classifier for slices, tablets, tract of land, area of water / classifier for CDs, movies, DVDs etc / used with numeral 一[yi1]: classifier for scenario, scene, feeling, atmosphere, sound etc / Kangxi radical 91

Mnemonic symbol: a DVD. Pocahontas secretly sells DVDs in the anthill's bathroom.
to cheat / to swindle / to deceive / to get on (a horse etc) by swinging one leg over

= + : Pocahontas (pi) promised the unicorn (马) to take it on a wild and natural wild water ride, but as she shows him her small boat (扁) in the flooded bathroom of the anthill (an4) the unicorn feels kind of cheated (骗).
used in 猵狙[pian4 ju1]
old variant of 騙|骗[pian4] / to get on a horse by swinging one leg over