Pinyin "zi4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zi4" is split up into two parts: "z" and "Ø4". 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 "Ø4"

In the space station's bathroom.

Characters pronounced zi4

self / oneself / from / since / naturally / surely

= + : A hand mirror, which someone uses to look at her- or himself. The Eye of Providence is looking at itself in a handheld mirror in the space station's bathroom. It think it's indeed looking very good, since Zorro attached a petal leaf to its eyes.
letter / symbol / character / word / CL:個|个[ge4] / courtesy or style name traditionally given to males aged 20 in dynastic China

= + : Zorro got a new task from mission control: he is to have an egg standing on its tip. Zorro thinks smart and remembers the egg of Columbus, so he puts the egg in a graduation cap as egg cup and ditches one end of the egg with a huge printing letter. Unfortunately the egg wasn't boiled and there is no gravity, so he messes up the whole bathroom. Mission control can't stop laughing since all they wanted was to fool Zorro into this trick.
to abandon restraint / to do as one pleases / comfortable (dialect)
to soak / to be stained / stain / floodwater
variant of 眥|眦[zi4]
corner of the eye / canthus / eye socket
erect / stab
to strike / to run against / to throw, as a stone
female of domestic animals
rotten meat / bones of dead animal
cut meat into pieces / diced meat