Pinyin initial: "chu"

The Pinyin initial "chu" is used in the first half of Pinyin syllables. In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, "chu" 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 "chu" can appear in.

Mnemonics for chu

Chu is for Chantal Chicken.

Characters with chu

step with the right foot / see 彳亍[chi4 chu4]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a step with the right foot is a kick of a righteous knight, who wears a full armor boot on his right foot.

Someone is playing music on a flute (一) for Chantal Chicken (chu) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) so that she can practice pole dancing on a huge nail (丁). She's working on her step with the right foot (亍) while wearing a full armor boot (mnemonic symbol for 亍).
to step with the right foot (used in 彳亍[chi4 chu4])
to go out / to come out / to occur / to produce / to go beyond / to rise / to put forth / to happen / (used after a verb to indicate an outward direction or a positive result) / classifier for dramas, plays, operas etc

= + : Mnemonic symbol: 出 tilted 90 degrees looks like "EE". "EE" is an abbreviation for "emergency exit". In front of the space station (Ø1) Chantal Chicken (chu) plugged her thornbush (屮) into a receptacle (凵), but it short circuited and immediately caught fire. Chantal has no option but to use the emergency exit (出) she came out of to go back into the space station.
variant of 出[chu1] (classifier for plays or chapters of classical novels)
to walk (side part of split character)

Chantal Chicken tries out her new gladiator sandals in the observatory's bathroom.
to wear / to put on / to dress / to bore through / to pierce / to perforate / to penetrate / to pass through / to thread

穿 = + : In front of the anthill, Chantal Chicken set up a huge wisdom tooth. She is piercing and drilling a lot of holes into it, which in turns she paints with cave paintings. All of it is part of her current art performance.
lower form of animal life, including insects, insect larvae, worms and similar creatures / CL:條|条[tiao2],隻|只[zhi1] / (fig.) person with a particular undesirable characteristic

= + : Chantal Chicken and a mosquito are taking part in a dart contest just inside the engine's kitchen. The dart board is hanging in the middle of the entrance, and Chantal and the mosquito are standing to the sides. Over each of them a large fake nose is hovering: the loser will be covered in grey goose as punishment.
variant of 蟲|虫[chong2]
to hang (down) / droop / dangle / bend down / hand down / bequeath / nearly / almost / to approach

= + + : The cat o' nine tails (壬) has been chasing Chantal Chicken (chu) all around the Eiffel Tower. In the kitchen (ei2) there is a weeping willow (垂, 垂柳) on which Chantal Chicken sits. Next to the willow, the cat o' nine tails is approaching. Both of them are holding a steel beam (工) in their hands to use as sword in their final encounter.
to repeat / repetition / again / re- / classifier: layer

= + : Chantal Chicken set a new world record in the engine's kitchen. She repeatedly rode a space elevator up and down, one thousand times in total. For setting the world record she got a sunflower.
bed / couch / classifier for beds / CL:張|张[zhang1]

= 广 + : Chantal Chicken (chu) is celebrating Christmas just inside the anglepod's kitchen (ang2). She got a new parachute (广) and immediately tries it out by skydiving from the top of the Christmas tree (木) into her bed (床).
variant of 床[chuang2]
spring (season) / gay / joyful / youthful / love / lust / life

= 𡗗 + : In front of the encampment ((e)n1) Chantal Chicken (chu) and the sun (日) are eating spring rolls (春). The spring rolls are so fantastic that Chantal Chicken and the sun fold their hands (𡗗) and thank their creator for inventing so fantastic spring rolls.
old variant of 春[chun1]
surname Chun
place / location / spot / point / office / department / bureau / respect / classifier for locations or items of damage: spot, point

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a spotlight

= + : Chantal Chicken has found the perfect spot for her performance. In the space station's bathroom she puts on her high heels, sets up the voodoo staff, turns on the spotlight and practices her voodoo pole dance in this protected location.
to reside / to live / to dwell / to be in / to be situated at / to stay / to get along with / to be in a position of / to deal with / to discipline / to punish
abbr. for Sichuan Province 四川[Si4 chuan1] in southwest China
(bound form) river / creek / plain / an area of level country

A new river has formed in front of the anthill, and Chantal Chicken is happy that now she'll be able to float to the pub instead of having to walk to it.
to mow or cut grass / hay / straw / fodder

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a lawn mower.

Just inside the space station's entrance the crane and Chantal Chicken are using a lawn mower to shred pig snouts to pieces so that they can pick up and eat the pieces.