Pinyin initial: "du"

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

Mnemonics for du

Du is for Doggy Dog.

Characters with du

many; much / too many; in excess / (after a numeral) ... odd / how (to what extent) (Taiwan pr. [duo2]) / (bound form) multi-; poly-
many / much / often / a lot of / numerous / more / in excess / how (to what extent) / multi- / Taiwan pr. [duo2] when it means "how"

= : Manny (多) and Doggy Dog (du) have great fun chasing a bat (夕) in front of the observatory (o1). After a while there are two bats, and it's not so easy to chase them any more, after a while there are more and more (多) bats, and Manny also well as Doggy Dog experience what it is like to be chased for a change.

= : Mnemonic symbol: Immanuel "Manny" Kant.

= : Two bats are too many for Doggy Dog. As soon as he chases one in front of the observatory, it will fly away while the other will tease him.
(of sth) to move / to set in movement / to displace / to touch / to make use of / to stir (emotions) / to alter / abbr. for 動詞|动词[dong4 ci2], verb

= + : Doggy Dog notices a lot of smoke when he enters engine's bathroom. Instead of thinking long, he acts quickly and moves to push the fire alarm button.
surname Du
capital city / metropolis
surname Dong

= + : Doggy Dog wants to build a model of the Pudong Oriental Pearl Tower in front of the engine. He has a model tower as guide, and a seven-branched laser sword as well as a daisy as building blocks.
east / host (i.e. sitting on east side of guest) / landlord

= + : Doggy Dog wants to build a model of the Pudong Oriental Pearl Tower in front of the engine. He has a model tower as guide, and a seven-branched laser sword as well as a daisy as building blocks.
right / correct / couple / pair / towards / at / for / to face / opposite / to treat (sb a certain way) / to match together / to adjust / to fit / to suit / to answer / to reply / classifier: couple

= + : Doggy Dog is preparing for a boxing battle in the bathroom of the Eiffel Tower. He wears his boxing gloves and thumbs up to himself, reassuring himself that he'll knock out his opponent easily.
right; correct / towards; at; for / concerning; regarding / to treat (sb a certain way) / to face / (bound form) opposite; facing; matching / to match together; to adjust / to fit; to suit / to answer; to reply / to add; to pour in (a fluid) / to check; to compare / classifier: couple; pair
surname Dui
to cash / to exchange / to add (liquid) / to blend / one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing swamp / ☱

= + : Doggy Dog opened a cash exchange booth in the Eiffel Tower's bathroom. His first customers are Apollo and a mean crocodile.
(onom.) beating a drum / rat-a-tat

= + : Mnemonic symbol: udon noodles, 乌冬面.

The first signs of spring were visible in form of blossoms (⺀) appearing everywhere in front of the engine ((e)ng1), but then the winter (冬) came back and froze them. To keep warm, Doggy Dog (du) eats a hot soup with udon noodles (冬). Wearing high heels (夂) he also enjoys to keep moving and stomps on the frozen blossoms.
winter

= + : Mnemonic symbol: udon noodles, 乌冬面.

The first signs of spring were visible in form of blossoms (⺀) appearing everywhere in front of the engine ((e)ng1), but then the winter (冬) came back and froze them. To keep warm, Doggy Dog (du) eats a hot soup with udon noodles (冬). Wearing high heels (夂) he also enjoys to keep moving and stomps on the frozen blossoms.
surname Dong

= + : Mnemonic symbol: udon noodles, 乌冬面.

The first signs of spring were visible in form of blossoms (⺀) appearing everywhere in front of the engine ((e)ng1), but then the winter (冬) came back and froze them. To keep warm, Doggy Dog (du) eats a hot soup with udon noodles (冬). Wearing high heels (夂) he also enjoys to keep moving and stomps on the frozen blossoms.
to read out; to read aloud / to read / to attend (school); to study (a subject in school) / to pronounce
to read / to study / reading of word (i.e. pronunciation), similar to 拼音[pin1 yin1]

= + : Doggy Dog finds an advertising column just inside the space station's entrance. He finds out that it's for sale: There is an price tag attached to it. He reads the price tag aloud: "woof woof woof woof!"
to pass / to spend (time) / measure / limit / extent / degree of intensity / degree (angles, temperature etc) / kilowatt-hour / classifier for events and occurrences

= + 广 + 廿 : Mnemonic symbol: a thermometer.

= + 广 + 廿 : Doggy Dog follows a rigid training plan in the space station's bathroom to spend his time, even though he is sick and has a fever. To measure the degree of intensity of his fever, he uses a thermometer to measure his temperature. Even while doing this he still boxes a flower pot (which he suspended from a parachute) with his boxing glove.
to estimate / Taiwan pr. [duo4]