Pinyin "xuan3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "xuan3" is split up into two parts: "xu" and "an3". 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 "an3"

In the anthill's living room.

Characters pronounced xuan3

to choose / to pick / to select / to elect

= + : Xu Xian (xu) squired the FLOTUS (先) to go shopping, but inside of the anthill (an3) he soon regrets his decision as he has to help the FLOTUS select (选) one pair of gladiator sandals (辶) out of hundreds of similar looking pairs.
ringworm / Taiwan pr. [xian3]
glorious / sob / weep