Pinyin "bai4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "bai4" is split up into two parts: "b" and "ai4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "b"

B is for Beelzebub.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ai4"

In the airplane's bathroom.

Characters pronounced bai4

to defeat / to damage / to lose (to an opponent) / to fail / to wither

= + : Beelzebub threatens to hurt a crab with a sledgehammer should it not obey in the airplane's bathroom. The crab has no option but to declare defeat and obey Beelzebub's orders.
to pay respect / worship / visit / salute

= + + : Martin Luther King (王) is being forced to worship (拜) Beelzebub (b) in the airplanes bathroom (ai4): Beelzebub is waving threateningly with a toy claw (扌). Martin Luther King also has to play the flute (一) for Beelzebub.
to chant / see 梵唄|梵呗[fan4 bai4]
barnyard millet (Echinochloa crus-galli) / Panicum crus-galli / (literary) insignificant / trivial
polished rice / old variant of 稗[bai4]
Japanese variant of 拜[bai4]
bellows (for blowing air into a fire)