Pinyin "song3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "song3" is split up into two parts: "su" 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 "su"

Su is for Susan Saint Bernard.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "(e)ng3"

In the engine's living room.

Characters pronounced song3

to excite / to raise up / to shrug / high / lofty / towering

= + : Susan Saint Bernard (su) set up a towering (耸) web inside of the engine ((e)ng3). When she catches her first prey she is very excited (耸), but then she finds out it is only a rubber chicken (从) and shrugs her shoulders (耸). Because she has no ears (耳) she cannot hear the rubber chicken (从) scream in despair.
used mostly in 慫恿|怂恿[song3 yong3] / (literary) terrified
respectful / horrified / to raise (one's shoulders) / to stand on tiptoe / to crane
(literary) to stand upright / (dialect) to push / to shove
old variant of 悚[song3]