Pinyin "shi1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "shi1" is split up into two parts: "sh" and "Ø1". 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 "Ø1"

In front of the space station.

Characters pronounced shi1

surname Shi
teacher / master / expert / model / army division / (old) troops / to dispatch troops

= + : Sherlock Holmes' teacher shows Sherlock one final trick in front of the space station before his training is complete. The teacher shows Sherlock how to electrify a kitchen knife using a defibrillator.
person representing the dead (during burial ceremonies) / to put a corpse on display (after execution) / variant of 屍|尸[shi1] / corpse

Sherlock Holmes (sh) is investigating a crime scene with a corpse (尸) in front of the space station (Ø1). The victim's ghost (尸) is trying to give him hints from the afterlife about their killer.
to lose / to miss / to fail

= 𠂉 + : Sherlock (sh) locked himself out of the space station (Ø1)! He lost (失) his key (𠂉)! After he was floating in front of the space station for an eternity, a robot (大) came by with a lost+found box (失) which contained his lost key.
poem / CL:首[shou3] / poetry / verse

= + : Just in front of the space station (Ø1)
Sherlock Holmes (sh) suffers a head lesion
By bumping his head on a Buddhist shrine (寺).
"Don't you drink anymore wine!"
Is written on an advertisement pole (讠):
"Better follow our Buddha's role!"
"How can drinking wine be a crime?"
Sherlock, rubbing his head, has to whine.
"I shall return back to my home,
I'm already annoyed by this little poem. (诗)"
abbr. for Shijing 詩經|诗经[Shi1 jing1], the Book of Songs
(bound form) to put into effect (regulations etc) / to distribute (alms etc) / to apply (fertilizer etc)

= + : The savage (㐌) bestows (施) Sherlock Holmes (sh) a square (方) as sign for their friendship in front of the space station (Ø1).
surname Shi
variant of 濕|湿[shi1]
moist / wet

湿 = + : Sherlock Holmes (sh) is investigating a wet (湿) puddle next to an empty water bottle (氵) in front of the space station (Ø1). Although it is very obvious what happened through the conspicuous (显) empty water bottle, Sherlock still has to think hard about it.

= + : Sherlock Holmes (sh) took his dachshund (犭) to the dog teacher (师) in front of the space station (Ø1). The dog teacher has a lion (狮) and shows Sherlock how to make a lion out of his dachshund.