Pinyin "tu3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "tu3" is split up into two parts: "tu" 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 "tu"

Tu is for Tommy Turtle.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "Ø3"

In the space station's living room.

Characters pronounced tu3

earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight categories of ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]

= + : Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station's living room (Ø3). He uses dust and clay (土) to hold them together.
Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu
to spit / to send out (silk from a silkworm, bolls from cotton flowers etc) / to say / to pour out (one's grievances)

= + : Tommy Turtle is spitting mandarins at a dusty, muddy earth from inside the space station.
thorium (chemistry)