Pinyin "qin2"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "qin2" is split up into two parts: "qi" and "(e)n2". 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 "(e)n2"

In the encampment's kitchen.

Characters pronounced qin2

variant of 琴[qin2], guqin or zither

= + : The Queen of Hearts (qi) is playing her guqin (琴) just inside the Forbidden City's entrance ((e)n2). She wants to play the music from 200 years ago, so she got a big calendar (今) which shows today's date 200 years ago. On the corresponding calendar page is an image of a 200 year old jewel necklace (玨) which inspires the Queen's music.
guqin 古琴[gu3 qin2] (a type of zither) / musical instrument in general

= + : The Queen of Hearts (qi) is playing her guqin (琴) just inside the Forbidden City's entrance ((e)n2). She wants to play the music from 200 years ago, so she got a big calendar (今) which shows today's date 200 years ago. On the corresponding calendar page is an image of a 200 year old jewel necklace (玨) which inspires the Queen's music.
variant of 勤[qin2] / industrious / solicitous

= + : The Queen of Hearts (qi) is very busy (勤) creating a fuse box out of violet dirt (堇) for the Forbidden City's main power button (力) just inside the entrance ((e)n2).
diligent / industrious / hardworking / frequent / regular / constant

= + : The Queen of Hearts (qi) is very busy (勤) creating a fuse box out of violet dirt (堇) for the Forbidden City's main power button (力) just inside the entrance ((e)n2).
surname Qin / Qin dynasty (221-207 BC) of the first emperor 秦始皇[Qin2 Shi3 huang2] / abbr. for 陝西|陕西[Shan3 xi1]

= 𡗗 + : The Queen of Hearts (qi) gave a poisoned bowl of cereals (禾) to the first emperor Qin (秦). In the Forbidden City's kitchen ((e)n2) she is waiting with her hands folded (𡗗) to become the first female emperor soon.
surname Qin
generic term for birds and animals / birds / to capture (old)

= + : The Queen of Hearts (qi) told Neanderthal Man (人) to go on a short spin with her birds (禽), but Neanderthal Man misunderstands and spins the birds in the centrifuge (离) just inside the Forbidden City's entrance ((e)n2).
Chinese celery
to capture
(fruit)
Phragmites japonica
used in phonetic transcription -xine, -zine or -chin
variant of 勤[qin2]
variant of 廑[qin2]
to hold in (usually refers the mouth or eyes)
(person)
(literary) brave / worried / distressed
variant of 琴[qin2], guqin or zither