Pinyin "shu1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "shu1" is split up into two parts: "shu" and "Ø1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "shu"

Shu is for Sheldon Shrimp.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "Ø1"

In front of the space station.

Characters pronounced shu1

abbr. for 書經|书经[Shu1 jing1]
book / letter / document / CL:本[ben3],冊|册[ce4],部[bu4] / to write

= + + : Sheldon Shrimp is enjoying a good book in front of the space station. Because he is lazy, he built a thingy to hold the pages in place with a dinosaur bone and two ploughs. He is laying very comfortable on a petal leaf serving as sofa.
surname Shu
bamboo or wooden spear / Kangxi radical 79, occurring in 段[duan4], 毅[yi4], 殺|杀[sha1] etc

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu-) is practising his martial arts skills in front of the space station (-1). He's a specialist in the combined halberd (symbol for 殳) boxing style, and practises smashing tables (几) with his sucker punch (symbol for 又).
to stretch / to unfold / to relax / leisurely

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) helps Zai Yu (予) relax in front of the space station (Ø1) by stretching (舒) his back over a pawn (舍). Zai Yu thinks that stretching like that is really 舒服.
surname Shu
to lose / to transport / to donate / to enter (a password)

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) wanted to go on a trip with Yu Xiulian (俞) in their space cabriolet (车), but in front of the space station (Ø1) Sheldon entered (输) the wrong password three times in a row and now they're locked out of their car.
archaic variant of 菽[shu1], beans and peas / archaic variant of 叔[shu1], uncle

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) helps out with doing biology experiments in front of the space station (Ø1). From earth, they send up (上) beans and peas (尗) using balloons (mnemonic symbol for 上). Sheldon then makes sure that daisies (小) grow out of the beans and sends them back to earth using fewer balloons.
uncle / father's younger brother / husband's younger brother / Taiwan pr. [shu2]

= + + : Mnemonic symbol: Arthur Schopenhauer, 叔本华.

Sheldon Shrimp's (shu) uncle (叔), Arthur Schopenhauer (叔), is teaching him how to box in front of the space station (Ø1). On top (上) of a giant daisy (小), they are boxing wearing boxing gloves (又).
different / unique / special / very / (classical) to behead / to die / to cut off / to separate / to surpass

= + : The wicked witch (歹) sentenced Sheldon Shrimp (shu) to be beheaded (殊) in front of the space station (Ø1), but a vermilion flycatcher (朱) is going to help him. Since the witch is very short-sighted, the bird sits on Sheldon's shoulders acting as his head, flying down as the blade falls down while Sheldon's head is actually behind the guillotine. To the witch it looked like Sheldon's head fell down.
to dredge / to clear away obstruction / thin / sparse / scanty / distant (relation) / not close / to neglect / negligent / to present a memorial to the Emperor / commentary / annotation

= + + : Mnemonic symbol: a dredger. Sheldon Shrimp (shu) is operating a dredger (疏) in front of the space station (Ø1). First he clears the way of all the beaks (㇇) and pendant-cups (㐬), then he puts up a barrier (止) to stop the space-road from being obstructed again.
surname Shu
variant of 疏[shu1]

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) is digging for vegetables (蔬) in front of the space station (Ø1) with a dredger (疏). He knows that somewhere there must be genuine vegetables under the layers of artificial lawn (艹).
hinge / pivot
a comb / to comb

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) got a new comb (梳) and a cup with many pendants (㐬), but the cup's pendants got stuck in the Christmas tree (木) in front of the space station (Ø1). Sheldon Shrimp will have to use the comb to comb (梳) the tree and thereby free the pendants.
to express / to give expression to / variant of 紓|纾[shu1] / to relieve

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) is in a dire situation in front of the space station (Ø1): he desperately needs to find a villains address in a huge database. Zai Yu (予) comes to his rescue: he prepares to get ready to hack the computer using two toy claws (扌) and excaims: "everybody stand back! I know regular expressions (抒)!"