Pinyin final: "a5"

The Pinyin final "a5" 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 "a5" can appear in.

Mnemonics for a5

On the ashram's roof.

Characters with a5

interrogative final particle
na = n + a5
(emphatic sentence-final particle, used instead of 啊[a5] after a word ending in "n")
ba = b + a5
(modal particle indicating suggestion or surmise) / ...right? / ...OK? / ...I presume.
(question particle for "yes-no" questions)

= + : On the ashram, Mahatma Gandhi asks the unicorn if he can eat its mandarin.
a = Ø + a5
modal particle ending sentence, showing affirmation, approval, or consent
(final particle, same as 吧)
ya = y + a5
(particle equivalent to 啊 after a vowel, expressing surprise or doubt)

= + : Maud Younger (y) has an aching wisdom tooth. She attached a string to it and stands on top of the ashram (a5). At the other end of the string she attached a mandarin (口). When she throws the mandarin down the lighthouse, the string will pull out her aching wisdom tooth. It will hurt a little, so Maud is sure to say "哎呀" when the tooth is pulled.
la = l + a5
sentence-final particle, contraction of 了啊, indicating exclamation / particle placed after each item in a list of examples
ma = m + a5
modal particle indicating that sth is obvious / particle indicating a pause for emphasis

= + : Mahatma Gandhi (m) retreated to the top of the ashram (a5) to start another hunger strike. Soon the 喇嘛 climbs to the top as well using a hemp (麻) rope, hands him a mandarin (口) and asks him what the hell he is doing (干嘛).
wa = w + a5
replaces 啊[a5] when following the vowel "u" or "ao"
sentence-final particle (abbr. for 呢啊[ne5 a5] or variant of 哪[na5])
da = d + a5
see 疙疸[ge1 da5]
da = d + a5
see 圪垯, lump / pimple / mound
la = l + a5
leg warmer