Pinyin "shu3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "shu3" is split up into two parts: "shu" and "Ø3". 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 "Ø3"

In the space station's living room.

Characters pronounced shu3

to count / to count as / to regard as / to enumerate (sb's shortcomings)

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) occupied a lunar mansion (娄) inside of the space station (Ø3) although he knows that it is to be torn down. Outside of his lunar mansion the construction (or rather destruction) workers are already counting (数) down from ten. When they count (数) zero, they will start taking down the whole thing with their sledgehammers (攵).
category / genus (taxonomy) / family members / dependents / to belong to / subordinate to / affiliated with / be born in the year of (one of the 12 animals) / to be / to prove to be / to constitute

= + : 暴龙属 is the genus Tyrannosaurus, and I'll use a T-Rex as mnemonic symbol.

The great Yu (禹) built a dyke to prevent Sheldon Shrimp (shu) from entering his side of the space station (Ø3), but then a T-Rex (属) ghost (尸) starts to haunt him until he tears down his dyke.
heat / hot weather / summer heat

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) and Louis XIV (者) escaped the summer heat (暑) into the space station (Ø3) to spend their summer vacation (暑). Unfortunately the sun (日) had the same idea, and now Louis and Sheldon have to endure the heatstrokes (暑) anyway.
rat / mouse / CL:隻|只[zhi1]

= + + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) found that there are rats (鼠) in the space station (Ø3), and he wants to get rid of them. In a mortar (臼) pulverizes some petal leaves (丶丶丶丶) and a computer mouse (鼠) grinding with a dinosaur bone three times (丨丨丨). He hopes that the rats like the mixture and the heavy metals used to make the computer mouse will kill the rats.
(bound form) rat; mouse
office / bureau / (Taiwan pr. [shu4]) to sign / to arrange

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) started a petition in the space station (Ø3). He wants the Sun King (者) to sign (署) his petition to ban fishing nets (罒).
potato / yam

= + + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) has to pay tithes to the Sun King (者). Together they are harvesting the potatoes (薯) Sheldon planted into sheets of artificial lawn (艹) in the space station's living quarters (Ø3) by filtering them through a net (罒).
variant of 薯[shu3]
short name for Sichuan 四川[Si4 chuan1] province / one of the Three Kingdoms 三國|三国[San1 guo2] after the Han dynasty, also called 蜀漢|蜀汉[Shu3 Han4], situated around what is now Sichuan province
broomcorn millet / glutinous millet
daybreak / dawn / the dawn of a new epoch (metaphor) / Taiwan pr. [shu4]
see 麻糬[ma2 shu3]
illness caused by worry
variant of 鼠[shu3]