Pinyin initial: "b"

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

Mnemonics for b

B is for Beelzebub.

Characters with b

archaic variant of 包[bao1]

= 丿 + : 勹 looks like an elephant: 丿 looks like the edge of the ear and ㇆ looks like the head and trunk.

Beelzebub (b) rides an elephant in front of the aorta (ao1), turning the soil with a plow (㇆). Lots of bananas (丿) are revealed in the turned earth.
white / snowy / pure / bright / empty / blank / plain / clear / to make clear / in vain / gratuitous / free of charge / reactionary / anti-communist / funeral / to stare coldly / to write wrong character / to state / to explain / vernacular / spoken lines in opera

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a white flag. The sun (日) is waving with a white (白) flag (白) in the airplane's kitchen (ai2) while Beelzebub (b) is beating them with a big petal leaf (丶).
surname Bai
see 蘿蔔|萝卜[luo2 bo5]
eight; 8

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: an eight-ball.

Beelzebub (b-) wants to find new ways to lure people into playing pool billiard. To this end he is meditating on top of an eight-ball (八) in front of the Ashram (a1). He uses a finger (㇏) and a banana (丿) as incense to create the right atmosphere.
root / stem / origin / source / this / the current / original / inherent / originally / classifier for books, periodicals, files etc

= + : Beelzebub (b) finds a Christmas tree (木) in the encampment ((e)n3) and feels like eating its roots (本). He uses a flute (一) to chop the roots right off.
"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 八[ba1]

Mnemonic symbol: a crocodile with mean eyes. Beelzebub (b) is fighting with eight crocodiles (丷) in front of the ashram (a1).
north / (classical) to be defeated

= + : A compass rose. In the Eiffel Tower, Beelzebub tries to build a compass. As a baseplate he uses a piece of wood, on which he sticks the north pike of a compass rose. On the south pike he balances a ladle, which is supposed to adjust itself to earth's magnetic field.
hundred / numerous / all kinds of

= + : Beelzebub enjoys preparing to allure a few mortals. Sitting on the throne in the airplane, he's waving a flute as a magic wand and enchanting one hundred white flags to look like one hundred one hundred 元 bills.
surname Bai

= + : Beelzebub enjoys preparing to allure a few mortals. Sitting on the throne in the airplane, he's waving a flute as a magic wand and enchanting one hundred white flags to look like one hundred one hundred 元 bills.
surname Bao
to cover / to wrap / to hold / to include / to take charge of / to contract (to or for) / package / wrapper / container / bag / to hold or embrace / bundle / packet / CL:個|个[ge4],隻|只[zhi1]

= + : Beelzebub wants to scare he elephant in front of the aorta. He shows him a colorful handbag, and just as the elephant is having a closer look, a snakes pops out and scares the elephant almost to death.
cowrie / shellfish / currency (archaic)

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a crab. In the Eiffel Tower's bathroom (ei4), the Neanderthal man (人) and Beelzebub (b) are fighting a crab with staplers (⺆), but because the Neanderthal man (人) can't handle the stapler he accidentally staples himself in the forehead.
surname Bei
half / semi- / incomplete / (after a number) and a half

= + + : Mnemonic symbol: King Solomon is someone who wants to cut everything in half.

= + + : One day, the mean crocodile (丷) and Beelzebub (b-) came to King Solomon (mnemonic symbol for 半 in 判 伴 叛 etc.) in the anthill's bathroom (-an4), and Beelzebub said:

Your Majesty, this crocodile (丷) and I share the same basement hobby room. Not long ago I soldered this huge capacitor (二) to my circuit, and three days later she soldered a huge capacitor to hers. We do not share the basement hobby room with anyone else.

One night while we were all asleep, she hooked up the capacitor reversed, and it popped. Then while I was still asleep, she got up and unsoldered my capacitor. She soldered it to her circuit, then she soldered her popped capacitor into my circuit. In the next evening when I wanted to continue to work on my circuit, I saw that the capacitor (二) was dead. But when I looked at the serial number in the light, I knew it wasn't mine.

"No!" the mean crocodile (丷) shouted. "It was your capacitor all along. My capacitor is alive!" "The dead capacitor is yours," Beelzebub (b-) yelled. "Mine is alive!"

They argued back and forth in front of Solomon (mnemonic symbol for 半, because he likes to cut things in haves), until finally he said, "Both of you say this live capacitor is yours. Someone bring me a sword." A sword was brought, and Solomon ordered, "cut the capacitor in half! That way each of you can have part of it."

"Yes, that is a very good idea! My circuit will be much faster this way anyway", Beelzebub (b-) exclaimed. "I agree, let's do it that way, it's a good compromise", the crocodile said joyfully. "Cut the capacitor (二)! Cut it! Cut it!" Beelzebub screamed. "Do it! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR YOU MORON KING!" shouted the crocodile.

Beelzebub and the crocodile (丷) placed down the big dinosaur bone (丨) they used to transport the huge live capacitor. Promptly King Solomon descended from the anthill's toilet (-an4) and cut the capacitor as well as the dinosaur bone (丨) in halves (半) using a huge broadsword.

Beelzebub and the crocodile carried their capacitor halves (半) home, and they all lived happily ever after.
(bound form) to prepare; to equip / (literary) fully; in every possible way
to prepare / get ready / to provide or equip

= + : Beelzebub prepared a field of high heels in the Eiffel Tower's bathroom. He wants to shock any person entering the bathroom with society's expectations towards what people should wear on their feet.
variant of 備|备[bei4]

= + : Beelzebub prepared a field of high heels in the Eiffel Tower's bathroom. He wants to shock any person entering the bathroom with society's expectations towards what people should wear on their feet.