Pinyin "sha1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "sha1" is split up into two parts: "sh" and "a1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "sh"

Sh is for Sherlock Holmes.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "a1"

In front of the ashram.

Characters pronounced sha1

granule / hoarse / raspy / sand / powder / CL:粒[li4] / abbr. for Tsar or Tsarist Russia

= + : Sherlock Holmes (sh) is selling bottles (氵) in front of the ashram (a1). Smiley (少) comes round because thon is very thirsty and buys a bottle, just to find out that it contains only sand (沙).
to kill / to murder / to attack / to weaken or reduce / to smart (dialect) / (used after a verb) extremely

= + : Sherlock Holmes (sh) is messing around with a sewage pipe sticking out of the floor (朩) in front of the ashram (a1) using pliers (乂). To reduce (杀) the marks he left he is trying to rub them off with an eraser (杀).
sand / gravel / granule / variant of 沙[sha1]
shark
to brake

= + : Sherlock Holmes (sh) found his new car is breaking (刹) by itself even if he actually doesn't want to break. In front of the ashram (a1) Sherlock finds there are erasers (杀) stuck to the tire which he removes using a kitchen knife (刂).
cotton yarn / muslin
katydid (family Tettigoniidae) / phonetic "sha" used in transliteration
to terminate / to cut short / to bring to a stop / to squeeze / to tighten / to damage / variant of 殺|杀[sha1]
Buddhist monk's robe
cholera
spear / to cripple (literary)
Zanthoxylum ailanthoides
shark family, including some rays and skates