Pinyin "xiong1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "xiong1" is split up into two parts: "xu" 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 "xu"

Xu is for Xu Xian.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "(e)ng1"

In front of the engine.

Characters pronounced xiong1

elder brother

= + : Xu Xian and his older brother Apollo are arguing about a mandarin in front of the engine. As mischievous as he is, Sun Wu Kong sneaks in and steals the mandarin, just to eat it himself.
vicious / fierce / ominous / inauspicious / famine / variant of 兇|凶[xiong1]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a vicious (凶) demon mask. Xu Xian (xu) tried out an electric demon mask (凶) in front of the engine ((e)ng1), but now he can't take it off anymore. He already tried to pull the cable out of the receptacle (凵), but it didn't work. Maybe he has more luck using pliers (乂) to pull at the mask.
terrible / fearful
old variant of 凶[xiong1]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: the Chinese demon 白骨精 (Báigǔjīng), a skeleton demoness. Baigujing (㐫) wants to seduce Xu Xian (xu) in front of the engine ((e)ng1). In order not to reveal her true identity, she hides her skull under a demon mask (凶) and a beret (亠).
old variant of 胸[xiong1]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: Bela Lugosi, a famous Hungarian-American actor, famous for his role as dracula.

Xu Xian (xu) thinks Dracula is roaming about in front of the engine ((e)ng1), so he decides to scare him away, riding atop of an elephant (勹) and wearing a vicious demon mask (凶). Bela Lugosi (匈) is so terrified he almost gets a heart attack.
Hungary / Hungarian / abbr. for 匈牙利[Xiong1 ya2 li4]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: Bela Lugosi, a famous Hungarian-American actor, famous for his role as dracula.

Xu Xian (xu) thinks Dracula is roaming about in front of the engine ((e)ng1), so he decides to scare him away, riding atop of an elephant (勹) and wearing a vicious demon mask (凶). Bela Lugosi (匈) is so terrified he almost gets a heart attack.
chest / bosom / heart / mind / thorax

= + : Xu Xian (xu) noticed Bela Lugosi (匈) is just going out when the full moon (月) is shining at the night sky and suspects that he is a vampire. Therefore, he plots against Bela and one month later, he rams a stake into Bela's chest (胸) in front of the engine ((e)ng1). Bela just feels a little chest (胸) pain but nothing more, since Xu Xian missed his heart.
variant of 胸[xiong1]

= + : Xu Xian (xu) noticed Bela Lugosi (匈) is just going out when the full moon (月) is shining at the night sky and suspects that he is a vampire. Therefore, he plots against Bela and one month later, he rams a stake into Bela's chest (胸) in front of the engine ((e)ng1). Bela just feels a little chest (胸) pain but nothing more, since Xu Xian missed his heart.
torrential rush / tumultuous

= + : Xu Xian (xu) is surprised to find that when he pours water from a water bottle (氵) over a vicious demon mask (凶) lying on the floor in front of the engine ((e)ng1) the mask multiplies the water into a vicious torrent (汹).
see 川芎[chuan1 xiong1] / Taiwan pr. [qiong1]
scared, nervous