Pinyin initial: "zhu"

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

Mnemonics for zhu

Julian (朱利安 zhū​ lì​ ān) Giant Squid.

Characters with zhu

"dot" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 3) / see also 點|点[dian3]

This character shall be represented by a petal (丶) when appearing in other characters.

Julian Giant Squid (zhu) is napping in the space station's living room (Ø3) and hugging a petal (丶).
within / among / in / middle / center / while (doing sth) / during / (dialect) OK / all right

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a dart board. Julian Giant Squid (zhu-) is throwing dinosaur bones (丨) as darts on a dart board in front of the engine ((e)ng1). To make it a bit more difficult he's throwing mandarins (口) into the air as well and skewers them up right in the center (中 is a mandarin skewered on a dinosaur bone) in mid flight with the dinosaur bones. He's still able to consistently hit the center (中) of the dart board.
to hit (the mark) / to be hit by / to suffer / to win (a prize, a lottery)
China / Chinese / surname Zhong
"bamboo" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 118)

Mnemonic symbol: a bamboo stick.

Julian Giant Squid (zhu) is cooking bamboo shoots in the space station's kitchen (Ø2). He's cooking them in a large pot and stirs them with a bamboo stick (⺮).
bamboo / CL:棵[ke1],支[zhi1],根[gen1] / Kangxi radical 118

= 𠂉 + + : Julian Giant Squid (zhu) is weaving a bamboo basket (竹) in the space station's kitchen (Ø2). He is using a key (𠂉), a dinosaur bone (丨) and a crowbar (亅) as basis structure and connects the three stays by weaving soft bamboo (竹) around them.
owner / master / host / individual or party concerned / God / Lord / main / to indicate or signify / trump card (in card games)

= + : Julian Giant Squid is playing cards with Martin Luther King in the space station. It's Martin Luther King's turn, and he holds a petal leaf in his hand high above his head: it's his trump card, and on it depicted is the Lord himself.
to live / to dwell / to stay / to reside / to stop / (suffix indicating firmness, steadiness, or coming to a halt)

= + : Julian Giant Squid (zhu), Rosa Luxemburg (亻) and the Lord (主) are all living (住) together in a flat share in the space station's bathroom (Ø4).
surname Zhu
(archaic) drum

= + : Julian Giant Squid is making some experimental beat music in the space station's bathroom. He's beating a huge 壴-type drum with a cross and a can of beans.
to wear (clothes) / to contact / to use / to apply
short-tailed bird

= + : A sparrow. Julian Giant Squid often visits the sparrows living in front of the Eiffel Tower, and plays his flute for them.
to allow / to grant / in accordance with / in the light of

= + : Julian Giant Squid is just about to eat a popsicle inside of the encampment, but in the last moment a sparrow snatches the popsicle away and shouts that it is forbidden to eat inside of the encampment.
accurate / standard / definitely / certainly / about to become (bride, son-in-law etc) / quasi- / para-

= + : Julian Giant Squid is just about to eat a popsicle inside of the encampment, but in the last moment a sparrow snatches the popsicle away and shouts that it is forbidden to eat inside of the encampment.
heavy / serious / to attach importance to

= + : This one looks like a space elevator. The two top strokes are the heavens, the two bottom strokes are the earth and the part in between is the space elevator.

= + : Julian Giant Squid installed a space elevator in the engine's bathroom, and now he wants to find out how heavy the load can be. For his first trip he loads 1000 times 1 kilo, and to celebrate the grand opening, he brought a sunflower.
table / desk / classifier for tables of guests at a banquet etc

= + : Julian Giant Squid (zhu) needs a table (桌) and so he summons one in front of the observatory (o1) with the help of a voodoo staff (卜). As he waves around his voodoo staff a bright light appears out of which the table materializes. The materializes shines very bright (杲) as well, just like a small sun. It is made out of the wood of Christmas trees.
old variant of 桌[zhuo1]

= + : Julian Giant Squid (zhu) needs a table (桌) and so he summons one in front of the observatory (o1) with the help of a voodoo staff (卜). As he waves around his voodoo staff a bright light appears out of which the table materializes. The materializes shines very bright (杲) as well, just like a small sun. It is made out of the wood of Christmas trees.
to help / to assist

= + : Mnemonic symbol: water wings helping you to learn how to swim.

Julian Giant Squid wants to learn how to swim and put on a lot of floaties in the space station's bathroom. As he hits the power button to inflate the high tech floaties remotely he forgot that there are still a lot of floaties left, stored in the shelf—he is reminded instanlty as also all of them inflate.
to strengthen / strong / robust

= + : The bachelor his held captive by Julian Giant Squid in the anglepod's bathroom! Fortunately the fighter hero already arrived, blinds Julian Giant Squid with sawdust and rescues his love, the bachelor.

= + : Mnemonic symbol from 壮士, "hero" or "warrior (in armor)".
Zhuang ethnic group of Guangxi, the PRC's second most numerous ethnic group

= + : The bachelor his held captive by Julian Giant Squid in the anglepod's bathroom! Fortunately the fighter hero already arrived, blinds Julian Giant Squid with sawdust and rescues his love, the bachelor.

= + : Mnemonic symbol from 壮士, "hero" or "warrior (in armor)".