Pinyin "qie4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "qie4" is split up into two parts: "qi" and "e4". 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 "e4"

In the elevator's bathroom.

Characters pronounced qie4

concubine / I, your servant (deprecatory self-reference for women)

= + : The Queen of Hearts has come to the elevator's bathroom for her concubine. Bessie Coleman protects the concubine by hiding her in a vase and tells the queen that she has not seen her.
definitely / absolutely (not) / (scoffing or dismissive interjection) Yeah, right. / Tut! / to grind / close to / eager / to correspond to / see also 反切[fan3 qie4]
to steal / secretly / (humble) I

= + : The Queen of Hearts (qi) is stealing (窃) the cave paintings (穴) in the elevator's bathroom (e4) by cutting (切) them off the wall.
timid / cowardly / rustic / Taiwan pr. [que4]

= + : The Queen of Hearts (qi) is quite timid (怯) and does not dare to use the elevator's bathroom (e4) with her personal protection: a flail (忄) and a concrete barrel (去) which she uses as body armor.
to raise / to lift / to take along (e.g. one's family)
chest / box / trunk / suitcase / portfolio
old variant of 篋|箧[qie4]
to cut / to carve / to engrave / to chisel / fig. to chisel away at

= + : The Queen of Hearts (qi) is about to finish building her golden harpoon (钅) in the elevator's bathroom (e4). The last step is to engrave her name with an engraver (契). Unfortunately her engraver breaks as she is halfway through; she'll have to use her old chisel (锲) instead.
surname Qie
cheerful / satisfied
variant of 愜|惬[qie4]
man's headband (arch.)
to leave / to abandon
see 藒車|藒车[qie4 che1]