Pinyin "zan3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zan3" is split up into two parts: "z" 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 "z"

Z is for Zorro.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an3"

In the anthill's living room.

Characters pronounced zan3

to collect / to hoard / to accumulate / to save

= + : Each month, Zorro (z) is personally collecting (攒) the money from his patrons (赞) with a toy claw (扌) by chasing them down in the Anchor Inn (an3).
surname Zan
to press or squeeze hard
to accumulate, to hoard, to store up
old variant of 拶[zan3]
to hasten / to urge