Pinyin "shai1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "shai1" is split up into two parts: "sh" and "ai1". 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 "ai1"

In front of the airplane.

Characters pronounced shai1

to filter / to sift / to sieve

= + : One time in front of the airplane (ai1) Sherlock Holme's (sh) teacher (师) showed him how to filter (筛) urine into drinkable water using just a bamboo stick (⺮). That one was actually a prank to make Sherlock Holmes drink his own urine.
old variant of 篩|筛[shai1]