Pinyin "wu4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "wu4" is split up into two parts: "w" and "Ø4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "w"

Wu is for Willy Walrus.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "Ø4"

In the space station's bathroom.

Characters pronounced wu4

surname Wu
cut off the feet / rising to a height / towering / bald

= + : Mnemonic symbol: A 胡兀尔, a kind of Chinese fiddle with four strings, more commonly known as 四胡.

= + : Sun Wukong is playing his 胡兀尔 in the space station's bathroom, but he's deliberatly playing very badly in order to annoy Willy Walrus. Willy Walrus is so annoyed that he threatens to cut off Sun Wukong's feet with a flute if he doesn't stop.
fifth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / fifth in order / letter "E" or Roman "V" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / penta

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a fifth wheel recreational vehicle.

= + : Willy Walrus set up his fifth wheel RV in the space station's bathroom, and in front of it, his only source of food: a chocolate factory. Because both are so precious he guards them with a spear.
do not

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: bat wings.

= 丿 + : The elephant wants to eat a banana in the space station's bathroom, but Willy Walrus suddenly flies by (using bat wings), snatches the banana away and shouts "no!"
thing / object / matter / abbr. for physics 物理

= + : Willy Walrus (w) wants to become a physicist (物) and does research about dark matter (物) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). His motivation is to become a super villain and rule the world. Just as he is about to have a breakthrough, a huge black ox (牛) flying with the help of bat wings (勿) hits Willy with an oxerang and takes away the dark matter, saving the world.
affair / business / matter / to be engaged in / to attend to / by all means

= + : Willy Walrus practices a performance in the space station's bathroom. To honor the CCP, he dances wearing high heels. The grande finale is a banner that is unrolled upon hitting a power button, which reads "为人民服务".
mistake / error / to miss / to harm / to delay / to neglect / mistakenly

= + : Recently, mission control had an advertising column (讠) set up in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). On the column is written that interracial love is WRONG (误) and should be banned. To protest this, Willy Walrus (w) and the water buffalo (吴) show their love for each other by having a shower together in the space station's bathroom.
to hate / to loathe / ashamed / to fear / to slander
to comprehend / to apprehend / to become aware

= + : Willy Walrus (w) is idly playing with a flail (忄) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). Suddenly he realizes (悟) that his flail will be much more effective if he attaches a mandarin colored pentagram (吾) to the flail's head.
fog / mist / CL:場|场[chang2],陣|阵[zhen4]

= + : Willy Walrus (wu) has a special task (务) to fulfill in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). With a vaporizer he is creating a lot of fog (雾) which will slowly form a cloud and result in rain (雨). Willy will collect the rain and vaporize it again. With this experiment he is doing an important contribution in understanding the world's climate system.
to meet (socially)

= + : The sun (日) has a meeting (晤) with Willy Walrus (w) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). They are going to fight about their very different viewpoints, so before starting the meeting they first draw a mandarin colored pentagram (吾) on the ground to serve as battle arena.
variant of 塢|坞[wu4]
dock / low wall
to awake from sleep