Pinyin "zhen3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zhen3" is split up into two parts: "zh" and "(e)n3". 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 "(e)n3"

In the encampment's living room.

Characters pronounced zhen3

variant of 鬒: thick hair; bushy black hair

= + : Mnemonic symbol: an Afro hairdo.

James II of England (zh) sees that Neanderthal Man (人) got a huge Afro (㐱) and know he wants one himself. In the encampment's living room ((e)n3) Neanderthal Man helps him to make his hair thicker using hair from a fake Santa Claus beard (彡) matching his natural hair color, eventually forming his hair and his extensions into a huge gray Afro.
to examine or treat medically

= + : After James II of England (zh) got his new Afro (㐱) he walks past an advertising column (讠) in the encampment's living room ((e)n3). On it it is written that recently there have been many lice infestations and that everyone should go and get an examination (诊).
pillow / to pillow / to rest one's head on (Taiwan pr. [zhen4] for this sense)

= + : James II of England (zh) got a new treadmill (冘) for Christmas and he set it up right in front of the Christmas tree (木) in the encampment's living room ((e)n3). When he falls off the treadmill for the first time he falls right into the Christmas tree, which is quite painful and teaches him a lesson. From now on, he'll strap a pillow (枕) to his back.
measles / rash
square / strongly (as of emotion)
to accumulate / fine and close
fine and dense
border / boundary / field-path
(of a bow) impactful / powerful
to bale out water, to dip
(literary) bright
to restrain anger
crooked / obstinate / twist a cord
unlined garment
bushy black hair
bushy black hair