Pinyin "qi4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "qi4" is split up into two parts: "qi" and "Ø4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "qi"

Qi is for the Queen of Hearts.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "Ø4"

In the space station's bathroom.

Characters pronounced qi4

gas / air / smell / weather / to make angry / to annoy / to get angry / vital energy / qi

Mnemonic symbol: a balloon. The Queen of Hearts is disappointed by her balloons. She expected them to float upwards, but in the space station's bathroom, They float randomly in all directions.
gas; air / smell / weather / to make angry; to annoy; to get angry / vital energy; qi
steam / vapor

= + : The Queen of Hearts (qi) conducts an experiment in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). She attached an empty balloon (气) to a water bottle (氵) and uses a lighter to make the water boil. Subsequently the water becomes water vapor (汽) and fills the balloon, enabling the queen to estimate the vapor volume.
device / tool / utensil / CL:臺|台[tai2]

= + : The Saint Bernard dog has been practising playing his bagpipe all day in the space station's bathroom. The Queen of Hearts is so annoyed that finally she grabbed a screwdriver as utensil to end this torture.
to marry off (a daughter)
to abandon / to relinquish / to discard / to throw away

= + : The Queen of Hearts (qi) made a vow to not wear any hats anymore in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). She thus throws away (弃) her caps (弁) and her berets (亠) by throwing it out of the window into outer space.
to whisper / to blame, to slander

= + : A mouth (口) is whispering something in someone's ear (耳).

The Queen of Hearts (qi) got a little lonely recently being the only person on the space station. She even started to hear voices. In the bathroom (Ø4) she is holding a mandarin (口) to her ear (耳) and thinks that the mandarin is whispering (咠) something to her.
to carve / carved words / to agree / a contract / a deed

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a written deed.

The robot (大) and the Queen of Hearts (qi) reached an agreement in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). Lacking a proper pen they sign their written deed (契) with an engraver (㓞).
as yet / until

= + : Every day the beggar (乞) is begging (乞) the Queen of Hearts (qi) to give him a new pair of gladiator sandals (辶), but up to now (迄) the Queen of Hearts didn't give it to him.
to sob
to build by laying bricks or stones
repeatedly / frequently
Japanese variant of 氣|气
variant of 憩[qi4]
to rest
maple / also pr. [zu2] / Taiwan pr. [cu4]