Pinyin "zhang1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zhang1" is split up into two parts: "zh" and "ang1". 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 "ang1"

In front of the anglepod.

Characters pronounced zhang1

to open up / to spread / sheet of paper / classifier for flat objects, sheet / classifier for votes

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a spreadsheet. James II of England (zh) practices his archery skills in front of the anglepod (ang1). Riding on a longboard (长) he shoots arrows using his composite bow (弓) trying to hit a spreadsheet (张).
surname Zhang
chapter / section / clause / movement (of symphony) / seal / badge / regulation / order

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a section sign. James II of England (zh) wakes up with a jolt as his alarm clock (早) goes off in front of the anglepod (ang1). Panicked he tries to smash it with a big section sign (章), but instead he just smashes the invaluable vase (早) next to it.
surname Zhang
clear / conspicuous / manifest

= + : James II of England (zh) is going for a short stroll in front of the anglepod (ang1). To remain anonymous he is wearing a fake Santa Clause beard (彡), but there is a very conspicuous (彰) section sign (章) sticking out of his beard.
ancient stone ornament
camphor / Cinnamonum camphara
Zhang river in Fujian
variant of 獐[zhang1]
river deer / roebuck
place name
bright / to rise (of sun)
husband's father
food / white cooked rice