Pinyin "liao3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "liao3" is split up into two parts: "li" and "ao3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "li"

Li is for Li Qingzhao, writer and poet of the Song Dynasty.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ao3"

In the aorta's living room.

Characters pronounced liao3

to finish / to achieve / variant of 瞭|了[liao3] / to understand clearly

= + : Mnemonic symbol from "to finish" and the shape of the character: a prize cup.

Li Qingzhao (li) is responsible for manufacturing a prize cup (了). She only needs to add a poetic engraving. Unfortunately, she suffers from a writer's block. In the aorta's living room (ao3), someone left a cryptic message engraved on the walls using a sickle (乛), which is still lying on the floor. Being an accomplished poet Li Qingzhao is able to understand the message clearly (了), realizes its poetic potential and starts to engrave it on the prize cup using a crowbar (亅).
(of eyes) bright / clear-sighted / to understand clearly
old variant of 繚|缭[liao3]
polygonum / smartweed
to singe
ruthenium (chemistry)
clear / intelligible / severe / cold