Pinyin final: "ou4"

The Pinyin final "ou4" 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 "ou4" can appear in.

Mnemonics for ou4

In the outhouse's bathroom.

Characters with ou4

(once) again / also / both... and... / and yet / (used for emphasis) anyway

= + : And once again (又), Maud Younger (y) is preparing for battle. She's donning her boxing glove in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4), puts on a beak (㇇) and plans go give her opponent the finger (㇏).
surname Hou
empress / queen / (archaic) monarch / ruler
back / behind / rear / afterwards / after / later / post-

= + 𠮛 : Mnemonic symbol: Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra. Zenobia (后) and Hamlet (h) want to bake banana bread in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4), but they don't know how. Behind (后) a banana tree (⺁) they study a scroll (𠮛) on which the recipe is written.
at once / right away / only / just (emphasis) / as early as / already / as soon as / then / in that case / as many as / even if / to approach / to move towards / to undertake / to engage in / to suffer / subjected to / to accomplish / to take advantage of / to go with (of foods) / with regard to / concerning

= + : Mnemonic symbol: somebody leaving the scene right away using jet packs.

= + : Joan of Arc got a medal for having the most awesome underpants in the outhouse's bathroom. She is embarrassed for just wearing underpants anyway, so she leaves the scene on the spot using jet packs.
(after a suppositional clause) in that case; then / (after a clause of action) as soon as; immediately after / (same as 就是[jiu4 shi4]) merely; nothing else but; simply; just; precisely; exactly / only; as little as / as much as; as many as / to approach; to move towards / to undertake; to engage in / (often followed by 著|着[zhe5]) taking advantage of / (of food) to go with / with regard to; concerning / (pattern: 就[jiu4] ... 也[ye3] ...) even if ... still ... / (pattern: 不[bu4] ... 就[jiu4] ...) if not ... then must be ...
six / 6

= + : 666 is the number of the Beast, so I'll represent 六 in other character's mnemonics as the Beast. Li Qingzhao is balancing a beret on an eight ball in the outhouse's bathroom, but suddenly the Beast appears and blasts it all.
bean / pea / CL:棵[ke1],粒[li4] / sacrificial vessel

= + 𠮛 : Don Quixote (d) is posting a scroll (𠮛) in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4). He's advertising beans (豆) out of which weed (䒑) will grow.
variant of 豆[dou4]
to wait / to inquire after / to watch / season / climate / (old) period of five days

= + : The marquis and Rosa Luxemburg are exhausted and want to use the outhouse's bathroom. Unfortunately Hamlet is still busy caring for his wounds, so they have to wait until he is finished. They watch all the time and inquire again and again when they will be able to use the bathroom.
to receive / to accept / to suffer / subjected to / to bear / to stand / pleasant / (passive marker)

= + + : Sherlock Holmes lost a boxing fight in the outhouse, and he's lying on a stretcher in the bathroom now. He still has his boxing gloves on. He got beaten so badly that is opponent was even able to shave his head with an electric razor. Nobody had a cover at hand, so he's just provisionally covered with a cooking top.

= + + : Mnemonic symbol: 受 is often used in a negative sense, when something bad happens to the speaker. I thus represent 受 by a stretcher, which is used to transport injured persons.
meat / flesh / pulp (of a fruit) / (coll.) (of a fruit) squashy / (of a person) flabby / irresolute / Kangxi radical 130

= + + : Robinson Crusoe (r) and two Neanderthal Men (人人) are having a picnic in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4). They are sitting on a huge map (冂) and each of them devours a big, bloody piece of meat (肉).
right (-hand) / the Right (politics) / west (old)

= 𠂇 + : Mnemonic symbol: a nazi.

A nazi wants to eat a mandarin in the outhouse's bathroom, but Maud Younger cuts it right in the middle with a pair of scissors.
(bound form) right; right-hand side / (bound form) (politics) right of center / (bound form) (old) west / (literary) the right side as the side of precedence
comma / phrase marked by pause
to fight / to struggle / to condemn / to censure / to contend / to put together / coming together

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a 斗牛士 (dou4 niu2 shi4) is a matador, who will represent 斗 when used as component.

The matador (斗) and Don Quixote (d) are fighting (斗) in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4) about who may use the bathroom next. The matador yields a holy cross (十) as a weapon, while Don Quixote (d) wisely chose a blossom (⺀) to cushion the crosses' blows.
variant of 鬭|斗[dou4]
variant of 鬥|斗[dou4]
variant of 鬥|斗[dou4]
to walk

= + : Maud Younger is being walked in the outhouse's bathroom. She holds a leash and, wearing two huge gladiator sandals, she surfs through and over a heap of confetti.

= + : When I read "to walk" I had to think of walking a dog. Thus in 随 I'll represent 迶 with a leash.