Pinyin "sheng3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "sheng3" is split up into two parts: "sh" and "(e)ng3". 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 "(e)ng3"

In the engine's living room.

Characters pronounced sheng3

to save / to economize / to do without / to omit / to leave out / province / (archaic) central government department

= + : Sherlock Holmes (sh) opened a new office in the engine ((e)ng3), and to celebrate it he distributed saving (省) vouchers with little smileys (少) on them. Shortly afterwards the eye of providence (目) visits his office, all of the vouchers in his hands to save (省) on the bill, demanding Sherlock's services.
variant of 省[sheng3] / tight-lipped / to examine / to watch / to scour (esp. Cantonese)
cataract of the eye / error