Pinyin "xing1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "xing1" is split up into two parts: "xi" and "(e)ng1". 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 "(e)ng1"

In front of the engine.

Characters pronounced xing1

star / heavenly body / satellite / small amount

= + : The sun and a satellite had a love affair and now have a baby: Marie Curie is quietly sleeping in her little cradle in front of the engine.
surname Xing
to rise / to flourish / to become popular / to start / to encourage / to get up / (often used in the negative) to permit or allow (dialect) / maybe (dialect)

= + : Marie Curie (xi) landed with her satellite (星) in front of the engine ((e)ng1). As she exits her satellite she meets a gorilla (猩) riding on a dachshund (犭) and exclaims: "They blew it up! God, damn you! Damn you all to hell!!!"
fishy (smell)

= + : Marie Curie (xi) finds that the moon (月) crashed on the earth in front of the engine ((e)ng1). She investigates the case and concludes that the moon was hit and killed by a satellite (星) which is still stuck into its head. The moon is reeking with blood (腥) where the satellite hit it. Because it has been dead for a while it stinks quite fishy (腥).
tranquil / understand
old variant of 星[xing1]
old variant of 星[xing1]
(literary) (of a fire) fierce; intense; blazing / (literary) to radiate light in all directions
old variant of 星[xing1]
horse (or cattle) of reddish color / bay horse