Pinyin "yi3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "yi3" is split up into two parts: "y" and "Ø3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "y"

Y is for Maud Younger.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "Ø3"

In the space station's living room.

Characters pronounced yi3

second of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / second in order / letter "B" or Roman "II" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / second party (in legal contract, usually 乙方[yi3 fang1], as opposed to 甲方[jia3 fang1]) / ethyl / bent / winding / radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 5) / ancient Chinese compass point: 105°

Maud Younger is proudly holding her silver medal in the camera.

Who's second always gets a silver medal.
old variant of 以[yi3]

This one looks like a cool pair of safety glasses.
abbr. for Israel 以色列[Yi3 se4 lie4]
to use / by means of / according to / in order to / because of / at (a certain date or place)

= + : Maud Younger and Neanderthal Man prepared some costumes for Halloween in the space station. Neanderthal Man created a big fake nose, while Maud Younger made a pair of Groucho glasses.

= + : So this is Neanderthal Man with a fake nose. He has bushy eyebrows, so my symbol for 以 is going to be one of these fake noses that come with additional glasses, eyebrows, and a moustache: Groucho glasses.
old variant of 以[yi3]
already / to stop / then / afterwards

= + + : Kinda looks like a dredger. Maud Younger wants to dig a tunnel from the space station to earth, so she already used a dredger to dig up the walls just inside the space station. Unfortunately there are a lot of flutes built into the wall, and the dredger is of no use here, so she had to stop. Instead she then has to use a shovel and a sickle to scratch the flutes free and lever them out afterwards.

= + : Maud Younger (y) is celebrating Christmas in the space station (Ø3) with a Christmas tree (木). She has a very enjoyable and relaxed Christmas just sitting on a chair (椅) and drinking a cappuccino (奇).
horse's tail / pointed posterior section of a locust etc
classical final particle, similar to modern 了[le5]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: the finals of a TV show.

Maud Younger (y) made it to the finals of a TV show (矣) and is facing her last challenge in the space station (Ø3). With a fake nose (厶) covering her face she'll have to smell different darts (矢) and guess which dart player had it in his or her hands last.
to lean on / to rely upon
pleasing / respectful manner
extending to
common plantain (Plantago major)
surname Yi
yttrium (chemistry)