Pinyin final: "ao4"

The Pinyin final "ao4" 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 "ao4" can appear in.

Mnemonics for ao4

In the aorta's bathroom.

Characters with ao4

unofficial variant of 瞭[liao4]
to (a place) / until (a time) / up to / to go / to arrive / (verb complement denoting completion or result of an action)

= + : Don Quixote has been waiting at the arrivals conveyor belt in the aorta's bathroom for way too long, but finally his new kitchen knife arrived.
to reach; to arrive / to leave for; to go to / to (a place); until (a time); up to (a point) / (verb complement indicating arriving at a place or reaching a point) / considerate; thoughtful; thorough
road / path / CL:條|条[tiao2],股[gu3] / principle / truth / morality / reason / skill / method / Dao (of Daoism) / to say / to speak / to talk / classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process / (old) circuit (administrative division)

= + : The chief and Don Quixote decided to follow the path of the Dao in the aorta's bathroom. They wear gladiator sandals and meditate sitting on the floor of the bathroom, envisioning the path to enlightment.
filial piety or obedience / mourning apparel

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a mourning veil.

Xi Shi (xi) was breeding an egg (子) in the aorta's bathroom (ao4), and she even put a crown (⺹) on it (the crown is on top of the egg: 孝), so much she loved her little prince. Unfortunately the egg died, and thus Marie Curie put on her mourning veil (孝).
religion / teaching / to make / to cause / to tell

= + : Joan of Arc joined an apocalyptic religious sect that taught her to dig her own grave. Wearing a mourning veil, she breaks the floor of the aorta's bathroom open using a sledgehammer.
surname Jiao
to want; to need; to ask for / will; shall; about to / need to; should / if (same as 要是[yao4 shi5]) / (bound form) important
important / vital / to want / to ask for / will / going to (as future auxiliary) / may / must / (used in a comparison) must be / probably / if

= + : Bessie Coleman shows Maud Younger how to use a knuckle duster in the aorta's bathroom. She says it's very important and that Maud will have to get one herself.
to suspend / to hang up / to hang a person

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a coat hanger.

= + : Dorothy Gale is travelling and tries to find a way to hang up her towel in the aorta's bathroom. Finally, she came up with something: She forges a coat hanger out of mandarin peel and hangs her towel on it.
a string of 100 cash (arch.) / to lament / to condole with / variant of 吊[diao4]
ordinal number / day of a month / mark / sign / business establishment / size / ship suffix / horn (wind instrument) / bugle call / assumed name / to take a pulse / classifier used to indicate number of people

= + : Hamlet accidentally locked himself into the aorta's bathroom, together with a mandarin which he is extremely allergic against. His only rescue is the emergency breathing mask attached to the wall which he puts on immediately. There is also a trumpet to call for help with a bugle call, but Hamlet has to wear the breathing mask, so he can't give the bugle call in a normal way. Instead, he has to give the bugle call with his butt.
to be fond of / to have a tendency to / to be prone to
to be fond of; to have a tendency to; to be prone to
to say / to tell / to announce / to report / to denounce / to file a lawsuit / to sue

= + : Mnemonic symbol: one of these LED panels with public announcements which scroll horizontally over the panel.

= + : Guy Fawkes is informing the golden calf that it is not allowed to eat mandarins any more in the aorta's bathroom by pointing at a big LED screen stating so.
ticket / ballot / banknote / CL:張|张[zhang1] / person held for ransom / amateur performance of Chinese opera / classifier for groups, batches, business transactions

= + : Pocahontas (pi) urgently needs to use the aorta's bathroom (ao4). In the bathroom there is a cleaning lady next to a guidon (示) on which it is written that you have to purchase a ticket (票) if you want to use the bathroom. To make sure that everyone is willing to pay the lady equipped herself with a knuckleduster (覀).
to shout / to call / to order / to ask / to be called / by (indicates agent in the passive mood)

= + : Joan of Arc rushes into the aorta's bathroom with a mandarin on a roast fork and shouts that the mandarins are ready to be picked up.
variant of 叫[jiao4]

= + : Joan of Arc rushes into the aorta's bathroom with a mandarin on a roast fork and shouts that the mandarins are ready to be picked up.
old variant of 笑[xiao4]

= + : In the aorta's bathroom, Marie Curie tells Snow White a story how she once hoaxed the whole university into believing that her simple bamboo stick can be used as fuel assembly in a nuclear reactor. She can't stop laughing while she tells her story.

= + : This character just looks like a certain laughing cat: ⺮ are the eyes and 夭 looks like the snout.