Pinyin "zeng4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zeng4" is split up into two parts: "z" and "(e)ng4". 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)ng4"

In the engine's bathroom.

Characters pronounced zeng4

heddle (device to form warp in weaving textiles) / Taiwan pr. [zong4]
heddle / Taiwan pr. [zong4]
to give as a present / to repel / to bestow an honorary title after death (old)

= + : In engine's bathroom ((e)ng4) Zorro (z) is giving a firefly (曾) to the crab (贝) as a present (赠), and the crab promptly eats the firefly.
cauldron / rice pot
to tie / to bind
polished / shiny