Pinyin final: "Ø3"

The Pinyin final "Ø3" is used in the second half of Pinyin syllables. In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the second half of a Pinyin syllable is always represented by a location. You can visit the Pinyin index to see all Pinyin syllables from this mnemonic group, or to see all Pinyin syllables "Ø3" can appear in.

Mnemonics for Ø3

In the space station's living room.

Characters with Ø3

"dot" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 3) / see also 點|点[dian3]

This character shall be represented by a petal (丶) when appearing in other characters.

Julian Giant Squid (zhu) is napping in the space station's living room (Ø3) and hugging a petal (丶).
7th earthly branch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., noon, 5th solar month (6th June-6th July), year of the Horse / ancient Chinese compass point: 180° (south)

= 𠂉 + : Willy Walrus (w) is having lunch (午) in the space station's living room (Ø3). He was hiding it in a secret location: With a key (𠂉), he can unlock a chamber hidden in the space station's cross (十).
earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight categories of ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]

= + : Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station's living room (Ø3). He uses dust and clay (土) to hold them together.
Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu
(bound form) to divine / to forecast or estimate / (of a place to live etc) to choose

= + : Mnemonic symbol from "to divine" and the shape of the character: a voodoo staff.

Bruno Bear (bu-) tries to divine (卜) the future in the space station's living room (Ø3). He places a petal (丶) in the middle of the room as an offering and starts a magic ritual with his voodoo staff (卜). The staff transforms the petal into a dinosaur bone (丨). Bruno divines that the staff was trying to tell him that all things are mortal and must come to an end.
surname Bu
hog / swine

= + 𧰨 : The swine is riding Sherlock Holmes in the space station.
son / child / seed / egg / small thing / 1st earthly branch: 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight, 11th solar month (7th December to 5th January), year of the Rat / Viscount, fourth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4] / ancient Chinese compass point: 0° (north) / subsidiary / subordinate / sub-

= + : Zorro wants to eat an egg in the space station, and he already put it in a prize cup, as he has no egg cup. He also lacks a spoon, so he uses a big flute to crush the egg open.
dagger / ladle / ancient type of spoon

= 丿 + : Brunhilde plays a game inside the space station's living room (Ø3) using zero gravity: using a big ladle (mnemonic symbol for 匕) and a shovel (乚) as bats, she beats a banana (丿) back and forth.
to stop / to prohibit / until / only

= + + : Mnemonic symbol: a barrier. James II of England (zh) is marking his area in the space station's living room (Ø3) with a big barrier (止), in front of which he sets up his pennant (⺊). He places a soldier left and right to the barrier, armed with a dinosaur bone (丨) and a flute (一) respectively.
"walk slowly" component in Chinese characters / see also 冬字頭|冬字头[dong1 zi4 tou2]

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: In high heels, one can walk only slowly. James II of England (zh) is wearing high heels (夂) inside the space station's living room (Ø3). He's not only walking slowly (夂), he even slips on a banana (丿)! He's lucky to land on a boxing glove (又) though.
li, ancient measure of length, approx. 500 m / neighborhood / ancient administrative unit of 25 families / (Tw) borough, administrative unit between the township 鎮|镇[zhen4] and neighborhood 鄰|邻[lin2] levels
variant of 裡|里[li3]
lining / interior / inside / internal / also written 裏|里[li3]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a sunflower. The 田 part looks like the blossom and 土 looks like the stem and leaves. Li Qingzhao (li) wants to put up a field (田) inside (里) the space station's living room (Ø3). First she puts some earth (土) here and there, and then she plants lots of sunflowers (里).
Li (surname)
female / woman / daughter

I'll represent 女 by Bessie Coleman, the first female pilot of African American descent.
archaic variant of 汝[ru3]
how much / how many / several / a few
to compare / (followed by a noun and adjective) more {adj.} than {noun} / ratio / to gesture / (Taiwan pr. [bi4] in some compounds derived from Classical Chinese)

= + : Mnemonic symbol: from 比基尼, "bikini".

Brunhilde likes Leonidas' outfit, so she tries it for herself, wearing a bikini in the space station and wielding a ladle and a seven-branched laser sword.
Belgium / Belgian / abbr. for 比利時|比利时[Bi3 li4 shi2]