Pinyin "ti4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "ti4" is split up into two parts: "ti" and "Ø4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "ti"

Ti is for Mother Teresa.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "Ø4"

In the space station's bathroom.

Characters pronounced ti4

variant of 悌[ti4]
to substitute for / to take the place of / to replace / for / on behalf of / to stand in for

= + + : Mother Teresa (ti) wants to replace (替) the sun (日) to become the center of the universe. In the space station's bathroom (Ø4) she instructs two construction workers (夫夫) to throw her right towards the sun, so that Mother Teresa can box her out of orbit.
shave / to weed
to shave
variant of 剃[ti4]
fearful / respectful

= + : Mother Teresa (ti) just cannot solve her puzzle (易) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4), the pieces just won't fit. She resolves to hammer the pieces together using a flail (忄), but she is a bit worried (惕) that she will ruin the puzzle altogether.
tears / nasal mucus

= + : Mother Teresa (ti) is collecting Jesse James' (弟) tears (涕) and nasal mucus (涕) in a water bottle (氵) to give to the poor in the space station's bathroom (Ø4).
drawer / tier / tray

= + : Mother Teresa (ti) finds a ghost (尸) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) and thinks what a poor being it is! It stuffs the ghost into a drawer (屉) and sends it off to the WHO (世) so that they can take care of it.
drawer; tier; tray
to do one's duty as a younger brother

= + : Mother Teresa (ti) is allergic to mandarins (口), but she doesn't know it yet. As she sniffs on a mandarin in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) she has to sneeze (嚏) so fiercely that she finds herself prostrate (疐) afterwards.
energetic / exalted / magnanimous
variant of 嚏[ti4]
variant of 嚏[ti4]
respect, regard / to stand in awe of, to be alarmed
get rid of / ivory hairpin