Pinyin final: "ou3"

The Pinyin final "ou3" 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 "ou3" can appear in.

Mnemonics for ou3

In the outhouse's living room.

Characters with ou3

mouth / classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc) / classifier for bites or mouthfuls

Mnemonic symbol: 口 shall be represented by a mandarin. Karl Marx (k-) is enjoying a mandarin in the outhouse's living room (ou3).
to have; there is / (bound form) having; with; -ful; -ed; -al (as in 有意[you3 yi4] intentional)

= 𠂇 + : Mnemonic symbol: confetti.

In an act of revolution, with a pair of scissors (𠂇) Maud Younger (y) is cutting a paper moon (月) into tiny pieces in the outhouse's living room (ou3). There is (有) only confetti (有) left over.
old variant of 某[mou3]
head / chief / first (occasion, thing etc) / classifier for poems, songs etc

= + : In the outhouse, the chief lends his piece pipe to Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock smokes some weed in the pipe and looks at himself in a hand mirror, thinking that he's uber cool and that he'd pass as a quite formidable chief himself.
hand / (formal) to hold / person engaged in certain types of work / person skilled in certain types of work / personal(ly) / convenient / classifier for skill / CL:雙|双[shuang1],隻|只[zhi1]

Mnemonic symbol: a baseball glove. Sherlock Holmes (sh) is trying out his new baseball glove (手) in the outhouse's living room (ou3).
to walk / to go / to run / to move (of vehicle) / to visit / to leave / to go away / to die (euph.) / from / through / away (in compound verbs, such as 撤走[che4 zou3]) / to change (shape, form, meaning)

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a Nordic walking pole. Zorro (z) is fighting Neanderthal Man (bottom of 龰) in the outhouse's living room (ou3). Neanderthal Man uses his pennant (top of 龰), and Zorro uses a Nordic walking pole (走). Zorro overcomes Neanderthal Man by using a dirty trick: he throws some dirt (土) at Neanderthal Mans face, who is blinded and hurts his foot with his pennant (the pennant pierces his foot: 龰). Just at this moment Zorro uses the opportunity to sedate Neanderthal Man and rams a syringe (龰) into his shoulder.
nine / 9

= 丿 + + : Joan of Arc is on cloud nine in the outhouse. With a shovel, she dug up a banana: when she peeled it she found a flute inside, with which she instantly fell in love.
"hand" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 64), occurring in 提, 把, 打 etc

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a toy claw.

= 𠂇 + : Maud Younger (y) is unable to take off her boxing gloves (又) in the outhouse's living room (ou3) on her own! Fortunately, a friend (友) comes over and helps her to take off the gloves by cutting them with a pair of scissors (𠂇).
10th earthly branch: 5-7 p.m., 8th solar month (8th September-7th October), year of the Rooster / ancient Chinese compass point: 270° (west)

= + : The rooster and Maud Younger are taking part in a re-enactment in the outhouse. They re-enact former times by getting up with sunrise; the rooster stands on top of the sun and crows so that everybody gets up, and Maud Younger plays a traditional sihu fiddle.
wine (esp. rice wine) / liquor / spirits / alcoholic beverage / CL:杯[bei1],瓶[ping2],罐[guan4],桶[tong3],缸[gang1]

= + : The rooster and Maud Younger are downing some baijiu in the outhouse. Maud Younger doesn't notice though that the rooster is hiding a bottle of water behind him and every time when Maud is not looking he replaces his booze with water.
pooh / pah / bah / (today used as a phonetic component in 部[bu4], 倍[bei4], 培[pei2], 剖[pou1] etc)

= + : Pinocchio (p) ate too many mandarins (口), so he has to make a big poo-poo (咅) into a vase (立) in the outhouse (ou3). It is very stinky, so all other visitors exclaim "bah!" (咅) as they pass the vase.
abbr. for the Big Dipper constellation 北斗星[Bei3 dou3 xing1]
dry measure for grain equal to ten 升[sheng1] or one-tenth of a 石[dan4] / decaliter / peck / cup or dipper shaped object / old variant of 陡[dou3]
(long) time / (long) duration of time

= + : Mnemonic symbol: hourglass.

= + : Joan of Arc and the elephant are visiting the outhouse, and they have been looking at the Mona Lisa for hours. Impatiently, Joan of Arc looks at her hourglass telling them that they have been standing there like that for three and a half hours, so she's poking the elephant with a finger to tell him to move on.
dog / CL:隻|只[zhi1],條|条[tiao2]

= + : This dog I will represent by a Great Dane (German: "Dogge", very similar to "dog").

Guy Fawkes (g) and the Grammar Nazi (句) are being walked by their dogs, a Dachshund (犭) and a Great Dane (狗), in the outhouse (ou3). Guy Fawkes and the Grammar Nazi are very interested in each other and spend a lot of time sniffing each other's butts.
to negate / to deny / not

= + : Somebody took a bite of a mandarin (口) in the outhouse (ou3), although the mandarin is an important piece of art and there was a big forbidden sign (不) hanging over it. Frankenstein's Monster (f) is one of the suspects, but he denies (否) To give any comment (否).
if / supposing / careless / negligent / temporarily

= + : Inside the outhouse, the grammar Nazi is temporarily careless and steps on Guy Fawkes latest piece of art, a sheet of artificial lawn. Guy Fawkes is so upset about the grammar Nazi's carelessness that Guy Fawkes throws her out.
surname Gou
some / a certain / sb or sth indefinite / such-and-such

= + : Mnemonic symbol: someone playing "somewhere over the rainbow" on an ukulele.

In the outhouse, the cow has climbed a large Christmas tree and now she's too afraid and panicked to climb down again. Mahatma Gandhi comes to help with his ukulele, playing "somewhere over the rainbow" to calm down the cow.