Pinyin initial: "mu"

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

Mnemonics for mu

Mu is for Malte Monkey.

Characters with mu

surname Mu
(bound form) tree / (bound form) wood / unresponsive; numb; wooden
tree / wood / coffin / wooden / simple / numb / one of the eight categories of ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a Christmas tree. Malte Monkey is putting up a Christmas tree (木) in the bathroom of the space station (Ø4). He's using a cross (十) as a base to put the tree on, and decorates the tree with eight-balls (八).
eye / (literary) to look; to regard / eye (of a net); mesh / mesh size; grit size (abbr. for 目數|目数[mu4 shu4]) / item; section / list; catalogue / (taxonomy) order / name; title

= + : Mnemonic symbol: the Eye of Providence (目). Malte Monkey (mu-) is unpacking a wooden box (囗) full of capacitors (二). He's afraid that the Eye of Providence (目) will see him, so he does it secretly in the space station's bathroom (-Ø4).
mother / elderly female relative / origin / source / (of animals) female

Mnemonic symbol: Gaia, mother of earth.

Gaia plays with her child Malte Monkey in the space station.
mold / die / matrix / pattern

= + : Just inside the space station's entrance (Ø2) Mozart (莫) and Malte Monkey (mu) create a duplicate of a Christmas tree (木) using lots of silicon and a mold (模).
curtain or screen / canopy or tent / headquarters of a general / act (of a play)

= + : Mozart (莫) just had a shower in the space station's bathroom (Ø4), and just wearing a towel (巾) he goes behind a screen (幕) to get dressed. He thinks it is a little weird that Malte Monkey (mu) is in the room at the same time, staring at him without blinking even once.
old variant of 幕[mu4] / curtain / screen
grave / tomb / mausoleum

= + : After Mozart (莫) died, Malte Monkey (mu) built him a grave (墓) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) out of clay (土). He even added a very fitting epitaph (墓).
woman who looks after small children / (old) female tutor

= + : Bessie Coleman (女) and Gaia (母) raise their child, Malte Monkey (mu), in the space station (Ø3). They have no time to care for Malte themselves though, so they hired a nanny (姆) to do it for them.
solemn / reverent / calm / burial position in an ancestral tomb (old) / old variant of 默
surname Mu
to herd / to breed livestock / to govern (old) / government official (old)

= + : Malte Monkey (mu) is herding (牧) a bull (牛) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) by rapping and tapping (攵) him with a sledgehammer (攵).
surname Mu
to admire

= + : Malte Monkey (mu) and Mozart (莫) have a very romantic dinner in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). Mozart invited Malte and prepared the dinner. He set up romantic heart shaped lights (㣺) and prepared mousse (慕) au chocolat as dessert. Malte is really impressed and admires (慕) Mozart because of this nice evening.
canvass for contributions / to recruit / to collect / to raise
(of a bird, animal or plant) male / key / hills
old variant of 畝|亩[mu3]
classifier for fields / unit of area equal to one fifteenth of a hectare

= + : When Malte Monkey (mu) was tilling his field (田) in the space station he lost his beret (亠) and now it must be buried under the earth. He'll have to search the whole field. Too bad for him that he has a whole hectare (亩) to search.
old variant of 畝|亩[mu3]