Pinyin "zun1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zun1" is split up into two parts: "zu" and "(e)n1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "zu"

Zu is for Zapatista Zebra.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "(e)n1"

In front of the encampment.

Characters pronounced zun1

senior / of a senior generation / to honor / to respect / honorific / classifier for cannons and statues / ancient wine vessel

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a wise old honorable sage.

Zapatista Zebra (zu) asks a honorable sage (尊) and a chieftain (酋) whether or not he should continue his path in front of the encampment ((e)n1). The chieftain gives him the thumbs up (寸), but the sage holds his thumb down.
to observe / to obey / to follow / to comply with

= + : The wise sage (尊) orders Zapatista Zebra (zu) to follow (遵) him wearing his old gladiator sandals (辶) in front of the encampment ((e)n1). Zapatista Zebra complies (遵) although the gladiator sandals hurt his hooves.
goblet / bottle / wine-jar
variant of 樽[zun1]
trout / barbel / Taiwan pr. [zun4]
goblet / bottle / wine-jar
goblet / bottle / wine-jar
(literary) (of terrain) steep; precipitous
butt end of spear