Pinyin "zai4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zai4" is split up into two parts: "z" and "ai4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "z"

Z is for Zorro.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ai4"

In the airplane's bathroom.

Characters pronounced zai4

to exist; to be alive / (of sb or sth) to be (located) at / (used before a verb to indicate an action in progress)

= + + : Zorro (z) and Rosa Luxemburg (亻) exist (在) in the airplane's bathroom (ai4). Rosa is in the middle of balancing a flute (一) on her head and on a pile of clay (土). Zorro uses his rapier to inscribe "Z" into the flute, so as to mark that the pronunciation of "在" begins with "z".
again; once more; re- / second; another / then (after sth, and not until then) / no matter how ... (followed by an adjective or verb, and then (usually) 也[ye3] or 都[dou1] for emphasis)

= + : Zorro finally received the flute he was waiting for so long in the airplane's bathroom. He is so moved that he cries 再见 again and again and waves the mail snail goodbye with a handkerchief.
to carry / to convey / to load / to hold / to fill up / and / also / as well as / simultaneously

= 𢦏 + : Zorro (z) crashed his cabriolet (车) right into the airplane's bathroom (ai4). He got some cuts during the accident, but he already sewed (𢦏) them. Now he is busy carrying (载) the remains of his car out of the room.
load / cargo / old variant of 載|载[zai4] / to transport / to deliver / to bear / to support
old variant of 在[zai4]
matter / affair
matter; affair