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

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

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a voodoo staff. Bruno Bear (bu-) tries to forecast (卜) the future in the space station's living room (Ø3). He uses a voodoo staff which is made out of a big dinosaur bone (丨) and has a petal leaf (丶) attached.
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]