Pinyin final: "Ø4"

The Pinyin final "Ø4" 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 "Ø4" can appear in.

Mnemonics for Ø4

In the space station's bathroom.

Characters with Ø4

sun / day / date, day of the month

= + : Robinson Crusoe (r) is hiding from the sun (日) in an enclosure (囗) full of flutes (一) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4).
abbr. for 日本[Ri4 ben3], Japan
aim / clear
(bound form) bull's-eye; target
vertical stroke (in Chinese characters), referred to as 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3]

Mnemonic symbol: a dinosaur bone. Sheldon Shrimp (shu) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) and is cracking it open to eat its bone marrow.
two / 2 / (Beijing dialect) stupid

= : Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor, because the two strokes remind me of the symbol in electrical drawings. Albert Einstein (Ø) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一).
to be (followed by substantives only) / correct; right; true / (respectful acknowledgement of a command) very well / (adverb for emphatic assertion)

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a skull, from "to be or not to be".

Sherlock Holmes (sh) starts his day in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) with a mug of coffee (旦). Holding a skull (mnemonic symbol for 是) in his hands, he asks himself "to be, or not to be" (是). He wonders if he can make the skull come back to life using lots of coffee, and injects coffee from his mug into the skull using a syringe (龰).

= + + : Mnemonic symbol: a skull, from "to be or not to be".

Sherlock Holmes (sh) watches the Neanderthal Man (人) trying to climb to the sun (日) on a ladder (下) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). Sherlock is afraid that he'll open the window, so he puts on a big skull (是) and scares him off.
variant of 是[shi4] / (used in given names)
jade

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a jade bracelet.

Yu the Great (yu) and Martin Luther King (王) invented some kind of wrestling sport in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). Both fighters have to be restrained by large jade bracelets (玉) around their body restricting their arms to be aligned to the body. Then they fight. To make things safe they stuffed the space station's bathroom (Ø4) with cosy petals (丶) so that they won't hurt themselves.
step with the right foot / see 彳亍[chi4 chu4]

= + : A step with the right foot is a kick of a righteous knight, who wears a full armor boot on his right foot.
to step with the right foot (used in 彳亍[chi4 chu4])
step with the left foot (Kangxi radical 60) / see also 彳亍[chi4 chu4]

= 丿 + : Left foot: Black sneakers.
to regulate / to govern / to control / to mow

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: 乂 looks like pliers. Maud Younger (y) is using pliers (乂) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) to regulate (乂) and control (乂) the water flow of the sink. Using the pliers she has to pull a lot of bananas (丿) and fingers (㇏) out of the sink.
earth / ground / field / place / land / CL:片[pian4]

= + : Dorothy Gale finds the excavator in the space station's bathroom to be covered in clay. She wants to know what happened, but the excavator just shrugs.
tree / wood / coffin / wooden / simple / numb / one of the eight categories of ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a Christmas tree. Malte Monkey is putting up a Christmas tree (木) in the bathroom of the space station (Ø4). He's using a cross (十) as a base to put the tree on, and decorates the tree with eight-balls (八).
(bound form) tree / (bound form) wood / unresponsive; numb; wooden
surname Mu
(negative prefix) / not / no

= + : Bruno Bear (bu) is setting up a wind wheel (丆) with a voodoo staff (卜) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). He also puts a "forbidden" sign (mnemonic symbol for 不) on it, to make clear that it may not (不) be stopped.
no; not so / (bound form) not; un-
(prefix indicating ordinal number, e.g. first, number two etc) / order / (old) rank in the imperial examinations / mansion / (literary) but / just

= + + + 丿 : Dorothy Gale (di) accomplished an awesome result with her composite bow (弓) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4): She shot a bamboo stick (⺮) into a banana (丿) so it was split in half, and then fired a dinosaur bone (丨) into the bamboo stick (⺮) so it was split in half as well. Dorothy is number one (第) with the bow!