Pinyin "yao1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "yao1" is split up into two parts: "y" 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 "y"

Y is for Maud Younger.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ao1"

In front of the aorta.

Characters pronounced yao1

(bound form) to demand; to coerce
to demand / to request / to coerce
surname Yao
youngest / most junior / tiny / one (unambiguous spoken form when spelling out numbers, esp. on telephone or in military) / one or ace on dice or dominoes / variant of 吆[yao1], to shout

= : Maud Younger is going to a poker tournament in the aorta. Before she enters, she hides an ace in her fake nose in front of the aorta.

= : Mnemonic symbol from 幺点, ace: an ace card.
tender / gentle / to die prematurely

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: Snow White who had to die young—until the prince found her.

= 丿 + : In front of the aorta, a mysterious gentle robot hands Maud Younger a mysterious tender banana. Snow White is so hungry that it snatches the banana away and eats it instantly, just to die young again.
variant of 夭[yao1] / to die young / to die prematurely / Taiwan pr. [yao3]
to weigh in a balance or on a scale
waist / lower back / pocket / middle / loins

= + : Maud Younger (y) is teaching the moon (月) how to dance in front of the aorta (ao1). She tells him again and again that he absolutely has to (要) use his hips (腰) more, as it is very important (要).
to invite / to request / to intercept / to solicit / to seek

= + : Maud Younger (y) finished her first pair of gladiator sandals (辶) and is very proud of herself. She wants to show the sandals to everyone. To invite (邀) the people to try on her sandals, she loudly plays an ancient musical instrument (敫) in front of the aorta (ao1) to attract attention.
goblin / witch / devil / bewitching / enchanting / monster / phantom / demon

= + : Maud Younger (y), Snow White (夭) and Bessie Coleman (女) have all been bewitched (妖) by a demon (妖). They are sleeping next to each other in front of the aorta (ao1).
to shout / to bawl / to yell (to urge on an animal) / to hawk (one's wares)
grasshopper chirp / mosquito buzz
evil spirit / goblin / witchcraft / variant of 妖[yao1] / common erroneous variant of 祆[Xian1] Ormazda
Polygala japonica / lush (grass)