Pinyin "bu4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "bu4" is split up into two parts: "bu" and "Ø4". 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 "Ø4"

In the space station's bathroom.

Characters pronounced bu4

(negative prefix) / not / no

= + : Bruno Bear (bu) is setting up a wind wheel (丆) with a voodoo staff (卜) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4). He also puts a "forbidden" sign (mnemonic symbol for 不) on it, to make clear that it may not (不) be stopped.
no; not so / (bound form) not; un-
ministry / department / section / part / division / troops / board / classifier for works of literature, films, machines etc

= + : Bruno Bear (bu) has been harassed by the Imperator (阝) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4), so Bruno sets up a trap. He creates two fake boobs (乳部) out of poo-poo (咅) and as the Imperator grabs his boobs, the Imperator realizes his mistake and exclaims "bah!" (部).
a step / a pace / walk / march / stages in a process / situation

= + + + 丿 : Mnemonic symbol: a five-paced viper, 五步蛇.

Bruno Bear (bu) was strolling (步) around the space station's bathroom (Ø4) with a dinosaur bone (丨) as walking (步) stick in his hands. He disregarded the barrier (止) marking the wild, forbidden area lightheartedly and just jumped over it whistling a joyful tune. But shortly afterwards he made a terrible realization: only five paces (步)away there was a five-paced viper (步) hiding under a petal leaf (丶)! Bruno knew the viper was after him, so he tried to keep it at distance using his dinosaur bone and feeding it bananas (丿) while at the same time slowly backing up to the barrier.
surname Bu
cloth / to declare / to announce / to spread / to make known

= 𠂇 + : In the space station's bathroom, Bruno Bear is cutting a towel into stripes. He wants to use the stripes as eye masks and make the world a better place, helping people as a new super hero.

= 𠂇 + : Mnemonic symbol: The scissors cut a towel into stripes, which can be used as eye mask.
variant of 布[bu4] / to announce / to spread
terror / terrified / afraid / frightened

= + : Bruno Bear (bu) wants to become a terrorist (怖). He practices wearing an eye mask (布) and swinging to flails (忄) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4).
see 餔子|哺子[bu4 zi5]
port / wharf / pier
wharf / port / pier
a book / a register / account-book
old variant of 步[bu4]
wharf / dock / jetty / trading center / port / place name
old variant of 步[bu4]
plutonium (chemistry)
plutonium (chemistry) (Tw)
a kind of vase (old) / see 安瓿[an1 bu4]