Pinyin "wan1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "wan1" is split up into two parts: "w" and "an1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "w"

Wu is for Willy Walrus.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an1"

In front of the anthill.

Characters pronounced wan1

to bend / bent / a bend / a turn (in the road etc) / CL:道[dao4]

= + : Willy Walrus (w) wants to help the also runner (亦) to also win a race after all. The also ran is racing against Bender (弯) who is in the lead and will soon reach the goal, the anthill (an1). Willy wants to help the also ran by throwing rods towards Bender, but Bender just bends (弯) them into composite bows (弓) and shoots them back towards Willy before reaching anthill.
to bend / bent / a bend; a turn (in a road etc) / CL:道[dao4]
bay / gulf / to cast anchor / to moor (a boat)

= + : Global warming has caused the anthill (an1) to lie directly at the sea. Bender (弯) uses a bottle (氵) as a boat and in front to the anthill, Willy Walrus (w) swims in the water and helps to moore (湾) the bottle.
used in 蜿蜒[wan1 yan2]
to move (as snake)
to scoop out / to gouge out
col / gully