Pinyin "xiao3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "xiao3" is split up into two parts: "xi" 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 "xi"

Xi is for Marie Curie.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ao3"

In the aorta's living room.

Characters pronounced xiao3

small / tiny / few / young

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a small daisy. 小 looks like the stem 亅 of the flower is pushing aside the earth 八 as it grows out of the seed in the ground. Marie Curie (xi) is researching the inner structure of the eight-ball (八) in the aorta's living room (ao3). To this end, the accelerates an eight-ball by hitting it with a crowbar (亅) so that it hits another eight-ball at high speed. As the two eight-balls collide, a lot of daisies (小) are generated from the released energy, only to decay again a few moments later.
dawn / daybreak / to know / to let sb know / to make explicit

= + : At dawn (晓), Marie Curie (xi) and the sun (日) meet Tang Yao (尧) in the aorta (ao3). They let him know (晓) that they have been a couple for a long time and plan to marry, but Tang Yao explains that he already knows (晓).
dwarf bamboo
dwarf bamboo / thin bamboo
Japanese variant of 曉|晓