Pinyin "shang4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "shang4" is split up into two parts: "sh" and "ang4". 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 "ang4"

In the anglepod's bathroom.

Characters pronounced shang4

old variant of 上[shang4]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a 90 degree corner clamp, because in mathematics the 丄 symbol denotes a perpendicular connection.

Sherlock Holmes (sh) is renovating the anglepod's bathroom (ang4) and joining a flute (一) to the top (丄) of a dinosaur bone (丨) using a 90 degree angle clamp (丄).
(bound form) up; upper; above; previous / first (of multiple parts) / to climb; to get onto; to go up / to attend (class or university) / (directional complement) up / (noun suffix) on; above

= + : Mnemonic symbol: as in the movie "Up", someone will be using lots of balloons to send something on a long journey. Sherlock Holmes (sh) prepares to take off in the anglepod's bathroom (ang4). He fixed a lot of balloons (上) to a flute (一), on which he plans to sit during his journey. At this moment the flute is only held back by the 90 degree corner clamp (丄) which is fixing it to the ground.

= + : Sherlock Holmes (sh) investigates a mysterious murder in the anglepod's bathroom (ang4). Somebody has been killed while using the golden squat toilet. He finds a mysterious apparatus on top (上) of it, and breaks it open using a dinosaur bone (丨). As the apparatus breaks, he finds the murderer's weapon: The dinosaur bone is sticking in a capacitor (二), which has been hooked up to the golden squat toilet to kill the victim using the lethal electric charge.
surname Shang
still / yet / to value / to esteem

= + : Mnemonic symbol: 和尚, a buddhist monk.

Sherlock Holmes (sh) assumed his new post inside of the anglepod's bathroom (ang4) at the border control checkpoint (冋). His first client is a buddhist monk (尚) who wants to import some aloe vera (⺌). Sherlock asks him what he thinks how large the value (尚) of his goods is, but the buddhist monk has no idea.
variant of 尚, still / yet / to value / to esteem
to sole a shoe
Cerambyx rugicollis
to sole a shoe / also written 緔|绱[shang4]