Pinyin initial: "ju"

The Pinyin initial "ju" is used in the first half of Pinyin syllables. In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, "ju" belongs to the group of Pinyin initials which are represented in mnemonics by deities. You can visit the Pinyin index to see all Pinyin syllables from this mnemonic group, or to see all Pinyin syllables "ju" can appear in.

Mnemonics for ju

Ju is for Zeus.

Characters with ju

"vertical stroke with hook" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 6) / see also 豎鉤|竖钩[shu4 gou1]

Mnemonic symbol: 亅 looks like a crowbar. Zeus (ju) is bored and presses all the buttons next to the elevator kitchen's (e2) door with his crowbar (亅).
Variant of 冂, but the left stroke is 丿, not 丨

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: ⺆ looks like a staple, as used in a stapler.

Zeus (ju) wants to plant bananas (丿) in front of the engine ((e)ng1). He uses a plow (㇆) to dig up the earth and puts the bananas inside. To prevent the bananas from falling down, he staples them down with a stapler (⺆).
radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 13), occurring in 用[yong4], 同[tong2], 網|网[wang3] etc, referred to as 同字框[tong2 zi4 kuang4]

= + : Mnemonic symbol from the shape of the character: kind of looks like a map.

Zeus (ju) found a secret map (冂) that tells the location of a golden dinosaur bone (丨) in front of the engine ((e)ng1), so he took a plow (㇆) and dug up everything. He actually found a couple of dinosaur bones, but not a golden one.
excessive
archaic variant of 坰[jiong1]

= + : A border control checkpoint.

= + : Zeus is working at a border control checkpoint in front of the engine, but there is no-one to be checked. He is so bored that he's driving staples into mandarins without end.
war chariot (archaic) / rook (in Chinese chess) / rook (in chess)
tool / device / utensil / equipment / instrument / talent / ability / to possess / to have / to provide / to furnish / to state / classifier for devices, coffins, dead bodies

= + + : The eye of providence broke his flute and his eight ball. Luckily, Zeus has a tool box, and he helps the eye of providence to fix his flute and eight ball in the space station's bathroom.
to feel / to find that / thinking / awake / aware

= + + : Lately Zeus has been acting strange when he entered the elevator, so there have been a lot of surveillance cameras put up to observe him. Zeus thinks that they are ugly and decorates them with daisies. He also feels that the cameras are emitting radiation to read his mind, so he put up a cooking lid as hat to protect his brain from the radiation.
velvetleaf (Abutilon avicennae), plant of the jute family / bright

= + + : Inside of the engine, Zeus is looking for the velvetleaf plant. He even has a map where it should be, but he can't find a single one. Frustrated he sits down on these funny round black stones, eats a mandarin and studies the map again. He doesn't realize that the black rocks are eight-balls, and that they have crushed the unhappy velvetleaf plants.

= + + : Mnemonic symbol: a very unhappy-looking velvetleaf plant.
role (theater) / to compete / ancient three legged wine vessel / third note of pentatonic scale

= + : Zeus is practising his theatre role just inside the elevator's kitchen: he's gonna play the dying swan. A crane flies by and sees him, thinking Zeus is really dying, and instantly starts administering first aid with a first aid kit he coincidentally carried around.
surname Jue
to lift / to hold up / to cite / to enumerate / to act / to raise / to choose / to elect / act / move / deed

= + : In the space station Zeus eats some dried fruits as he suddenly finds a sea star in the bag. Baffled, he lifts up the sea star to have a closer look.
variant of 舉|举[ju3]

= + : In the space station Zeus eats some dried fruits as he suddenly finds a sea star in the bag. Baffled, he lifts up the sea star to have a closer look.
sentence / clause / phrase / classifier for phrases or lines of verse

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a grammar nazi.

Zeus, the elephant and the grammar nazi are playing monkey in the bathroom's space station. The elephant uses its long trunk to hold the mandarin just above the grammar nazis head where he can't reach it, while Zeus laughs out loud.
variant of 角[jue2] / role
surname Ju
to reside / to be (in a certain position) / to store up / to be at a standstill / residence / house / restaurant / classifier for bedrooms

= + : Mnemonic symbol: 寄居蟹, ji4ju1xie4, a hermite crab.

A ghost is haunting Zeus and the hermite crab in front of the space station. While the hermite crab is able to retreat into the cloister it uses as shell, Zeus can only float away in horror.
used in 拮据[jie2 ju1]
variant of 據|据[ju4]

= + : Zeus (ju) wants to use the toilet in the space station's bathroom (Ø4), but it is occupied (据) by a hermite crab (居) which states that the toilet is its new home and cannot be used anymore. Consequently Zeus seizes (据) the crab by using a toy claw (扌) with which he pulls the hermite crab out of the toilet.
variant of 據|据[ju4]

= + : Zeus (ju) wants to use the toilet in the space station's bathroom (Ø4), but it is occupied (据) by a hermite crab (居) which states that the toilet is its new home and cannot be used anymore. Consequently Zeus seizes (据) the crab by using a toy claw (扌) with which he pulls the hermite crab out of the toilet.