Pinyin "zhang3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zhang3" is split up into two parts: "zh" and "ang3". 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 "ang3"

In the anglepod's living room.

Characters pronounced zhang3

chief / head / elder / to grow / to develop / to increase / to enhance

= + + 丿 : The chief (长) is asking James II of England (zh) for help, because his wind wheel (丆) in the anglepod's living room (丆) isn't performing very well. After finding out that there's too much friction, James II of England uses a sickle (乛) to cut open a banana (丿) and uses the pulp to grease the wind wheel and enhance (长) its performance.
palm of the hand / sole of the foot / paw / horseshoe / to slap / to hold in one's hand / to wield

= + : Inside the anglepod (ang3), James II of England (zh) and the Buddhist monk (尚) play catch using two baseball gloves (手) and a horseshoe (掌).
to rise (of prices, rivers)
surname Zhang
patch of leather