Pinyin "zou3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zou3" is split up into two parts: "z" and "ou3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "z"

Z is for Zorro.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ou3"

In the outhouse's living room.

Characters pronounced zou3

to walk / to go / to run / to move (of vehicle) / to visit / to leave / to go away / to die (euph.) / from / through / away (in compound verbs, such as 撤走[che4 zou3]) / to change (shape, form, meaning)

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a Nordic walking pole. Zorro (z) is fighting Neanderthal Man (bottom of 龰) in the outhouse's living room (ou3). Neanderthal Man uses his pennant (top of 龰), and Zorro uses a Nordic walking pole (走). Zorro overcomes Neanderthal Man by using a dirty trick: he throws some dirt (土) at Neanderthal Mans face, who is blinded and hurts his foot with his pennant (the pennant pierces his foot: 龰). Just at this moment Zorro uses the opportunity to sedate Neanderthal Man and rams a syringe (龰) into his shoulder.
variant of 走[zou3]