Pinyin "zhuo2"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zhuo2" is split up into two parts: "zhu" and "o2". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "zhu"

Julian (朱利安 zhū​ lì​ ān) Giant Squid.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "o2"

In the observatory's kitchen.

Characters pronounced zhuo2

to wear (clothes) / to contact / to use / to apply
surname Zhuo

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a 班 ban1 卓 zhuo2 琴 qin2, a banjo. Julian Giant Squid (zhu) is taking part in a music contest in the observatory's kitchen (o2). There is an alarm clock (早) with a pennant on it (⺊) which shows exactly the time when Julian Giant Squid is allowed to play. As the pennant goes up Julian Giant Squid starts to play, and he proves that his banjo skills are really outstanding (卓).
luminous / burning / to burn / to cauterize
to join together / to lack / narrow and shallow

= : Mnemonic symbol: a comfy mattress made out of boxing gloves.

Julian Giant Squid (zhu) is lacking (叕) a place to rest in the observatory's kitchen (o2). He decides to make a mattress by joining (叕) a lot of boxing gloves (又) using super glue.
turbid / muddy / impure

= + : Julian Giant Squid (zhu) is drinking from a bottle of water (氵) in the observatory's kitchen (o2), but he finds that the water is very muddy (浊) because there are so many mosquitoes (虫) in the bottle.
to cut (gems)

= + : Julian Giant Squid (zhu) had an enslaved, shackled pig (豖) cut gems (琢) for him all day in the observatory's kitchen (o2), but fortunately Martin Luther King (王) came and freed the shackled pig.
thick grass / "bush" component in Chinese characters
to pour wine / to drink wine / to deliberate / to consider

= + : Julian Giant Squid (zhu) is serving the rooster (酉) wine in the observatory's kitchen (o2) by pouring (酌) wine on a silver spoon (勺) and feeding the rooster with the spoon.
to pull out / to select / to promote
to peck
to wash / to cleanse of evil
to display vigorous, new growth / to sprout
to chop / to carve wood
to chop / to hack / to carve wood
variant of 斲|斫[zhuo2]