Pinyin "ting3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "ting3" is split up into two parts: "ti" 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 "ti"

Ti is for Mother Teresa.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "(e)ng3"

In the engine's living room.

Characters pronounced ting3

straight / erect / to stick out (a part of the body) / to (physically) straighten up / to support / to withstand / outstanding / (coll.) quite / very / classifier for machine guns

= + : Mother Teresa (ti) built a very (挺) special courtyard (廷) inside of the engine ((e)ng3). She built it out of toy claws (扌), and here and there a toy claw is sticking out (挺) of the walls. Mother Teresa herself is sticking out (挺) her head from time to time.
vessel / small ship

= + : engine has been flooded, and inside ((e)ng3) there's water everywhere. Mother Teresa (ti) arrived with her yellow submarine (舟) and changed into a small boat (艇) to explore the remains. She's specifically looking for the former palace courtyard (廷).
raised path between fields
big arrow / walk fast
a club (weapon)
(literary) level and straight
flat / level / (used in place names) / variant of 町[ting3]
(literary) in flames / on fire
brisket meat / straight
narrow forehead