Pinyin "shan1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "shan1" is split up into two parts: "sh" and "an1". 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 "an1"

In front of the anthill.

Characters pronounced shan1

surname Shan
mountain / hill / anything that resembles a mountain / CL:座[zuo4] / bundled straw in which silkworms spin cocoons / gable

= + : Mnemonic symbol: 山 looks like the tip of a fork. Sherlock Holmes (sh) is climbing a mountain (山) in front of the anthill (an1). He uses a dinosaur bone (〡) as walking stick, and to have better grip he attached a fork (山) to its tip. Unfortunately he accidentally sticks the fork into a receptacle (凵) on the ground of the mountain and gets shocked.
"bristle" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 59)

= 丿 : In front of the anthill Sherlock Holmes wants to eat a banana, but he can't because of his fake Santa Clause beard.

= 丿 : Mnemonic symbol: a fake Santa Clause beard.
garment / jacket with open slits in place of sleeves

= + : Sherlock Holmes (s) is getting ready to go home in front of the anthill (an1). He puts on a jacket with open slits in place of sleeves (衫), a royal ermine coat (衤) and a fake Santa Claus beard (彡) to stay warm.
to fan / to slap sb on the face
to delete

= + : Sherlock Holmes (sh) deletes (删) a book (册) in front of the anthill (an1) by cutting it with a kitchen knife (刂).
to fan into a flame / to incite
China fir / Cunninghamia lanceolata / also pr. [sha1]
to deprecate / lithe (of a woman's walk) / leisurely / slow
straw mat / thatch
to mix water with clay
samarium (chemistry)
variant of 扇[shan1]
a flock of sheep (or goats) / old variant of 膻[shan1] / old variant of 羶[shan1]