Pinyin "ran2"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "ran2" is split up into two parts: "r" and "an2". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "r"

R is for Robinson Crusoe.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an2"

In the anthill's kitchen.

Characters pronounced ran2

dog meat / old variant of 然[ran2]

= + : In the anthill's kitchen, Robinson Crusoe serves the St Bernard Dog Robinson's favourite dish from when he was stranded on that island. He serves it in a moon-shaped bowl, and it it some kind of meat, which the dog happily eats. He would be shocked to find out that it's dog meat he's eating.
correct / right / so / thus / like this / -ly

= + : Robinson Crusoe is grilling some dog meat on his BBQ in the anthill's kitchen, but it's hard to do it correctly because of all the animal rights activists. They think it's not right to grill dog meat.
to burn / to ignite / to light / fig. to spark off (hopes) / to start (debate) / to raise (hopes)

= + : Robinson Crusoe (r) is igniting (燃) a fire (火) in the anthill's kitchen (an2) hoping (燃) to cook his dinner there, but soon people come over and tell him it's not right (然) to do so because of the potential carbon monoxide poisoning.
beard / whiskers
old variant of 髯[ran2]
old variant of 然[ran2]
variant of 蚺[ran2]
a caterpillar