Pinyin initial: "shu"

The Pinyin initial "shu" is used in the first half of Pinyin syllables. In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, "shu" belongs to the group of Pinyin initials which are represented in mnemonics by animals. You can visit the Pinyin index to see all Pinyin syllables from this mnemonic group, or to see all Pinyin syllables "shu" can appear in.

Mnemonics for shu

Shu is for Sheldon Shrimp.

Characters with shu

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.
surname Shui
water / river / liquid / beverage / additional charges or income / (of clothes) classifier for number of washes

= + + 丿 + : Sheldon Shrimp just climbed the Eiffel Tower. He's really thirsty, so he's glad to find a water fountain. After he quenches his thirst, he also finds a snack: A banana is swimming in the water. He never ate a banana before, so he tries a mix of different methods: Putting on a fake beak to pick on the banana, holding it with a finger and peeling it with a crowbar.
book / letter / document / CL:本[ben3],冊|册[ce4],部[bu4] / to write

= + + : Sheldon Shrimp is enjoying a good book in front of the space station. Because he is lazy, he built a thingy to hold the pages in place with a dinosaur bone and two ploughs. He is laying very comfortable on a petal leaf serving as sofa.
abbr. for 書經|书经[Shu1 jing1]
to speak / to say / to explain / to scold / to tell off / a theory (typically the last character in a compound, as in 日心說|日心说 heliocentric theory)

= + : In front of the observatory is a big advertising column. On it is a picture of Sheldon Shrimp, who is depicted to be talking about his new cash exchange booth.
to persuade
to speak; to talk; to say / to explain; to comment / to scold; to tell off / (bound form) theory; doctrine
variant of 說|说[shuo1]

= + : In front of the observatory is a big advertising column. On it is a picture of Sheldon Shrimp, who is depicted to be talking about his new cash exchange booth.
"water" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 85), occurring in 沒|没[mei2], 法[fa3], 流[liu2] etc / see also 三點水|三点水[san1 dian3 shui3]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a bottle of water. Sheldon Shrimp (shu) enjoys a bottle of water (氵) in the Eiffel Tower's living room (ei3). The got the water by scratching (㇀) a blossom (⺀) and catching the leaking dew in a bottle.
bamboo or wooden spear / Kangxi radical 79, occurring in 段[duan4], 毅[yi4], 殺|杀[sha1] etc

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu-) is practising his martial arts skills in front of the space station (-1). He's a specialist in the combined halberd (symbol for 殳) boxing style, and practises smashing tables (几) with his sucker punch (symbol for 又).
surname Shu
tree / CL:棵[ke1] / to cultivate / to set up

= + : Sheldon Shrimp cultivates a Christmas tree in the space station's bathroom. He is very happy that he found the right tree, just the one he imagined, and—in his mind—marks of the tree he imagined with a big green check mark.
to sleep / to lie down

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) is sleeping (睡) on top of a weeping willow (垂) in the Eiffel Tower's bathroom (ei4). His sleep (睡) is guarded by the eye of providence (目) which is hovering next to the tree (睡).
frequently / repeatedly
to count / to count as / to regard as / to enumerate (sb's shortcomings)

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) occupied a lunar mansion (娄) inside of the space station (Ø3) although he knows that it is to be torn down. Outside of his lunar mansion the construction (or rather destruction) workers are already counting (数) down from ten. When they count (数) zero, they will start taking down the whole thing with their sledgehammers (攵).
number / figure / several / CL:個|个[ge4]
archaic variant of 水[shui3]

= : As archaic symbol for an archaic character I choose the aqueduct.
to obey / to follow / to arrange / to make reasonable / along / favorable

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) witnesses a creek (川) forming in the encampment's bathroom ((e)n4), and subsequently a paper (页) boat floating by. Sheldon recognizes this omen and knows that he has to follow (顺) his fate.