Pinyin final: "ao3"

The Pinyin final "ao3" 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 "ao3" can appear in.

Mnemonics for ao3

In the aorta's living room.

Characters with ao3

small / tiny / few / young

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a small daisy. 小 looks like the stem 亅 of the flower is pushing aside the earth 八 as it grows out of the seed in the ground.

Xi Shi (xi) is decorating her hair with lots of small (小) daisies (mnemonic symbol for 小) in the aorta's living room (ao3). She wants to have lots of daisies in the future as well, so she plants new daisies. She found that the perfect substrate for planting daisies is made by crushing eight-balls (八) with a crow bar (亅).
to finish / to achieve / variant of 瞭|了[liao3] / to understand clearly

= + : Mnemonic symbol from "to finish" and the shape of the character: a prize cup.

Li Qingzhao (li) is responsible for manufacturing a prize cup (了). She only needs to add a poetic engraving. Unfortunately, she suffers from a writer's block. In the aorta's living room (ao3), someone left a cryptic message engraved on the walls using a sickle (乛), which is still lying on the floor. Being an accomplished poet Li Qingzhao is able to understand the message clearly (了), realizes its poetic potential and starts to engrave it on the prize cup using a crowbar (亅).
(of eyes) bright / clear-sighted / to understand clearly
"breath" or "sigh" component in Chinese characters

The air inside of the aorta is so bad that Karl Marx needs a breathing mask to breathe freely.

Mnemonic symbol: a breathing mask.
to check / to verify / to test / to examine / to take an exam / to take an entrance exam for / deceased father
to beat / to hit / variant of 考[kao3] / to inspect / to test / to take an exam

= + : Karl Marx (k) has to take an exam (考) in the artoa's living room (ao3). It is very difficult for him because he has to wear a breathing mask (丂) due to the open fire, and he also has to wear a huge crown (⺹) which makes it difficult for him to see the exam papers.
grass radical 草字頭兒|草字头儿[cao3 zi4 tou2 r5]

Artificial lawn. The King of Chu burns artificial lawn in the aorta.
few / less / to lack / to be missing / to stop (doing sth) / seldom

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: 少 looks like a smiley face. There's a food shortage (少) in the aorta, and Sherlock Holmes (sh) and Smiley (少) are looking for food in the living room (ao3). There's only one banana (丿) left. Soon they'll have to eat the many daisies (小) which are growing there.
good / well / proper / good to / easy to / very / so / (suffix indicating completion or readiness) / (of two people) close / on intimate terms / (after a personal pronoun) hello

= + : Hamlet visits the wishing well in the aorta and wishes for a good child. A picosecond later, an egg appears, cracks open and Bessie Coleman jumps out.
good / appropriate; proper / all right! / (before a verb) easy to / (before a verb) good to / (before an adjective for exclamatory effect) so / (verb complement indicating completion) / (of two people) close; on intimate terms / (after a personal pronoun) hello
prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family or to indicate affection or familiarity / old (of people) / venerable (person) / experienced / of long standing / always / all the time / of the past / very / outdated / (of meat etc) tough

= + : Lancelot (l) is showing his respect to grandpa (老) in the aorta's living room (ao3). He's bowing deep and offering a crown (⺹), but grandpa refuses by hitting Lancelot on the head with a ladle (匕).
early / morning / Good morning! / long ago / prematurely

= + : Mnemonic symbol: your very own annoying alarm clock going off in the morning.
"claw" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 87)

Mnemonic symbol: the strokes of this character remind me of a smiling mouth over a beard; thus, I'll represent it by an electric razor. James II of England (zh) uses his electric razor (爫) to shave his beard in the aorta's living room (ao3).
to try to find / to look for / to call on sb / to find / to seek / to return / to give change

= + : James II of England (zh) is looking for (找) his keys in the aorta's living room (ao3). He uses a toy claw (扌) to lift up a spear (戈) and see if the keys are under there.
to run / to run away / to escape / to run around (on errands etc) / (of a gas or liquid) to leak or evaporate / (verb complement) away / off

= + : Pinocchio stole a colorful handbag from someone in the aorta and runs as fast as he can. He didn't have time to look for which direction he actually was heading, so he stumbles and falls head-first into a big cowboy boot.
variant of 屌[diao3] / penis
bird / CL:隻|只[zhi1],群[qun2] / "bird" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 196) / (dialect) to pay attention to / (intensifier) damned / goddamn

Nefertiti tries to fend off a turkey in the aorta.
brain / mind / head / essence

= + + : Napoleon and the moon lost their minds in the aorta and put their brains in the middle of the room. Now they're dancing around their brains in a weird ceremony. The moon put on a vicious demon mask and Napoleon is wearing a way too large beret while they dance around their brains.
high / sun shines brightly / to shine

= + : Guy Fawkes (g) enjoys the sun (日) in the aorta. He is lying on the floor while the sun (日) is hovering high (杲) above a Christmas tree (木). The sun shines brightly (杲) and Guy Fawkes enjoys the sunshine (杲) on his mask.
exterior surface / family relationship via females / to show (one's opinion) / a model / a table (listing information) / a form / a meter (measuring sth)