Pinyin "ba1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "ba1" is split up into two parts: "b" and "a1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "b"

B is for Beelzebub.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "a1"

In front of the ashram.

Characters pronounced ba1

eight; 8

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: an eight-ball.

Beelzebub (b-) wants to find new ways to lure people into playing pool billiard. To this end he is meditating on top of an eight-ball (八) in front of the Ashram (a1). He uses a finger (㇏) and a banana (丿) as incense to create the right atmosphere.
"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 八[ba1]

Mnemonic symbol: a crocodile with mean eyes. Beelzebub (b) is fighting with eight crocodiles (丷) in front of the ashram (a1).
Ba state during Zhou dynasty (in east of modern Sichuan) / abbr. for east Sichuan or Chongqing / surname Ba / abbr. for Palestine or Palestinian / abbr. for Pakistan
to long for / to wish / to cling to / to stick to / sth that sticks / close to / next to / spread open / informal abbr. for bus 巴士[ba1 shi4] / bar (unit of pressure) / nominalizing suffix on certain nouns, such as 尾巴[wei3 ba5], tail

= + : The snake found a sweet and sticky lollipop in front if the ashram. Just as she is about to lick it, Beelzebub turns it into a large dinosaur bone, laughing at the snake, the lollipop in his hands.
bar (loanword) (serving drinks, or providing Internet access etc) / to puff (on a pipe etc) / (onom.) bang / abbr. for 貼吧|贴吧[tie1 ba1]

= + : Long before Beelzebub was successful with having the snake have Adam and Eve eat the forbidden apples, he made many unsuccessful attempts. One time he was giving the snake mandarin juice out of his stall just on top of the ashram.
a herb / banana
denote a sound or sharp noise (gunfire etc)

= + : Beelzebub (b) is firing eight-balls (八) at mandarins (口) in front of the ashram (a1) just because he likes the sound (叭) of the gunfire and of the eight-balls crushing the mandarins.
to peel / to skin / to tear / to pull down / to cling to (sth on which one is climbing) / to dig

= + : Beelzebub (b) is clinging (扒) onto his very precious eight-ball (八) in front of the ashram (a1) with a toy claw (扌).
(used in transliteration)
scar / scab

= + : Every time Beelzebub (b) eats a lollipop (巴) in front of the ashram (a1) he gets a colorful rash (疒) which will develop into open wounds and later into scabs and scars. Nevertheless he continues eating lollipops because he doesn't mind a scarred appearance.
used in 䰾魚|鲃鱼[ba1 yu2]
eight (banker's anti-fraud numeral) / split
a round flat cake (dialect)
an article made of bamboo strips / fence
stony hill / rocky mountain / (used in place names)
numeral 8 in Suzhou numeral system 蘇州碼子|苏州码子[Su1 zhou1 ma3 zi5]
surname Ba
a kind of shell