Pinyin "zeng1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zeng1" is split up into two parts: "z" 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 "z"

Z is for Zorro.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "(e)ng1"

In front of the engine.

Characters pronounced zeng1

great- (grandfather, grandchild etc)
surname Zeng
to increase / to expand / to add

= + : In front of the engine ((e)ng1) some fireflies (曾) are busy increasing (增) the height of the hill on which engine rests by piling up dirt (土) so that it counts as a mountain. Zorro (z) came to interview them but since they are so tiny they need to use an amplifier (增) so that Zorro can hear what they are saying.
(bound form) to increase; to augment; to add to
Japanese variant of 增[zeng1]
to detest
silk fabrics
surname Zeng
surname Zeng / Zhou vassal state / also pr. [Ceng2]
large square net
dwelling on top of wooden stakes
arrow with a streamer