Pinyin "bu3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "bu3" is split up into two parts: "bu" and "Ø3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "bu"

Bu is for Bruno Bear.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "Ø3"

In the space station's living room.

Characters pronounced bu3

(bound form) to divine / to forecast or estimate / (of a place to live etc) to choose

= + : Mnemonic symbol from "to divine" and the shape of the character: a voodoo staff.

Bruno Bear (bu-) tries to divine (卜) the future in the space station's living room (Ø3). He places a petal (丶) in the middle of the room as an offering and starts a magic ritual with his voodoo staff (卜). The staff transforms the petal into a dinosaur bone (丨). Bruno divines that the staff was trying to tell him that all things are mortal and must come to an end.
surname Bu
to repair / to patch / to mend / to make up for / to fill (a vacancy) / to supplement

= + : Bruno Bear (bu) broke his voodoo staff (卜) inside of the space station (Ø3) and he has nothing available than a royal ermine coat (衤). His staff means much more to him than the coat though, so he rips the royal ermine coat into stripes to fix (补) the staff with the stripes used as bandages.
to catch / to seize / to capture

= + : Ivan Pavlov (甫) tries to catch (捕) Bruno Bear (bu) with a toy claw (扌) inside of the space station (Ø3) because he wants to conduct an experiment on him.
to feed

= + : When Bruno Bear (bu) was still a baby, Ivan Pavlov (甫) raised him up in the space station (Ø3) to later do experiments on him. In order to be able to breast feed (哺) Bruno Bear, Ivan cut a mandarin (口) into two halves and attached the two halves to his chest.
used in the transliteration of the names of organic compounds porphyrin 卟啉[bu3 lin2] and porphin 卟吩[bu3 fen1]