Pinyin "diao4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "diao4" is split up into two parts: "di" and "ao4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "di"

Di is for Dorothy Gale.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ao4"

In the aorta's bathroom.

Characters pronounced diao4

a string of 100 cash (arch.) / to lament / to condole with / variant of 吊[diao4]
to suspend / to hang up / to hang a person

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a coat hanger.

= + : Dorothy Gale is travelling and tries to find a way to hang up her towel in the aorta's bathroom. Finally, she came up with something: She forges a coat hanger out of mandarin peel and hangs her towel on it.
to fall / to drop / to lag behind / to lose / to go missing / to reduce / fall (in prices) / to lose (value, weight etc) / to wag / to swing / to turn / to change / to exchange / to swap / to show off / to shed (hair) / (used after certain verbs to express completion, fulfillment, removal etc)

= + : In the aorta's bathroom (ao4) Dorothy Gale (di) practices playing a banjo (卓) using two toy claws (扌), but she makes a mistake and accidentally drops (掉) the banjo. After the crash, the banjo is completely ruined.
to transfer / to move (troops or cadres) / to investigate / to enquire into / accent / view / argument / key (in music) / mode (music) / tune / tone / melody
to fish with a hook and bait

= + : Dorothy Gale (di) has been fishing with a hook and bait (钓) in the aorta's toilet (ao4) for ours now, but at the end all she pulls out is a small silver spoon (勺). Enraged she shoots the water in the toilet multiple times using a golden harpoon (钅).
pan with a long handle
used in 伄儅[diao4 dang1]
(literary) distant / deep / profound
bamboo basket
Sambucu javinica
see 釕銱兒|钌铞儿[liao4 diao4 r5]