Pinyin "zhan3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zhan3" is split up into two parts: "zh" 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 "zh"

Zh is for James II of England (詹姆斯二世, zhān​mǔ​sī èr​shì).

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an3"

In the anthill's living room.

Characters pronounced zhan3

surname Zhan
to spread out / to open up / to exhibit / to put into effect / to postpone / to prolong / exhibition

= + + 𧘇 : James II of England (zh) and the ghost (尸) developed (展) a new business in the anthill's living room (an3). The ghost scares the visitors so much that they fall into a well (井), and James II of England helps them get out of it using a step ladder (𧘇). As their business grows and develops (展), they can both benefit: the ghost gets to scare lots of people, and James II of England gains lots of street credibility by helping their victims.
to behead (as form of capital punishment) / to chop

= + : Mnemonic symbol from 斩草除根: lawn mower. James II of England (zh) accidentally dropped bar bells (斤) onto the anthill's owner's cabriolet (车). The owner is mad as hell and wants to behead (斩) James II of England in the living room (an3) using a lawn mower (斩).
a small cup / classifier for lamps
variant of 嶄|崭[zhan3]
towering / prominent / very / extremely / (dialect) marvelous / excellent

= + : James II of England (zh) is mowing the lawn of a very (崭) high (崭) hill (山) in the anthill's living room (an3), but at the very (崭) moment he reaches the top of the hill he pushes the lawn mower (斩) over a fork (山) and ruins it.
roll over on side / turn half over
wine cup
to sop up / to dab
wine cup
to sway in the wind