Pinyin "bo3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "bo3" is split up into two parts: "b" and "o3". 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 "o3"

In the observatory's living room.

Characters pronounced bo3

to winnow / to toss up and down

= + + : Beelzebub (b) is winnowing (簸) the grain by putting it on a leather hide (皮) and beating the hide with a bamboo stick (⺮). He thinks the best place to do so is on top of the watchtower (其) in the observatory (o3).
to limp / lame / crippled