Pinyin "dao1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "dao1" is split up into two parts: "d" and "ao1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "d"

D is for Don Quixote.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ao1"

In front of the aorta.

Characters pronounced dao1

surname Dao
knife / blade / single-edged sword / cutlass / CL:把[ba3] / (slang) dollar (loanword) / classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper) / classifier for knife cuts or stabs

= + 丿 : Mnemonic symbol: 刀 looks like a cleaver (while 刂 looks like a kitchen knife).

Don Quixote (d) serves his good deed of the day in front of the aorta (ao1). In order to feed the people, he uses a plow (㇆) to dig up bananas (丿), and cuts them into slices with a broad cleaver (刀).
Kangxi radical 18 (刀[dao1]) as a vertical side element / see also 立刀旁[li4 dao1 pang2] / see also 側刀旁|侧刀旁[ce4 dao1 pang2]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a kitchen knife. Don Quixote (d) is showing off his special knifes in front of the aorta (ao1). One is made from a dinosaur bone (丨), and the other is made from a crowbar (亅).

= + : Don Quixote (d) is chopping up a mandarin (口) with a cleaver (刀) in front of the aorta (ao1), but because he is chatting (叨) so much he doesn't pay attention and chops off his fingers.
deuterium 2H / heavy hydrogen, isotope of hydrogen having 1 neutron in its nucleus, so atomic weight 2
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