Pinyin "xiang3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "xiang3" is split up into two parts: "xi" and "ang3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "xi"

Xi is for Marie Curie.
Alternative mnemonic for xi: Xi Shi (西施), one of the renowned Four Beauties of ancient China.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ang3"

In the anglepod's living room.

Characters pronounced xiang3

to think / to believe / to suppose / to wish / to want / to miss (feel wistful about the absence of sb or sth)

= + : Inside the anglepod, Marie Curie misses the ent. She thinks of him and wants to give him her heart.
to think (about) / to think of; to devise / to think (that); to believe (that) / to desire; to want (to) / to miss (feel wistful about the absence of)
echo / sound / noise / to make a sound / to sound / to ring / loud / classifier for noises

= + : Inside of the anglepod (ang3), Marie Curie (xi) makes loud noises (响) clashing together a mandarin (口) and a sky fruit (向).
to enjoy / to benefit / to have the use of

= + + : Marie Curie enjoys a drink inside of Angkor War. The drink contains eggs and mandarins, and instead of a little umbrella it has a little beret.
old variant of 享[xiang3]
soldier's pay
variant of 餉|饷[xiang3]
(literary) to offer food and drinks / to entertain
bright / clear
dried fish