Pinyin "chao1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "chao1" is split up into two parts: "ch" and "ao1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "ch"

Ch is for Charlie Chaplin.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ao1"

In front of the aorta.

Characters pronounced chao1

to exceed / to overtake / to surpass / to transcend / to pass / to cross / ultra- / super-

= + : Charlie Chaplin (ch) invited an internet friend to come over for a walk (走), but as his friend arrives at the aorta's and is standing in front of it (ao1) Charlie is shocked. He finds that his friend is a red super giant (超; 红超巨星) and brought nordic walking sticks (走). The red super giant keeps calling Charlie over the intercom (召), but Charlie is unable to answer.
to make a copy / to plagiarize / to search and seize / to raid / to grab / to go off with / to take a shortcut / to make a turning move / to fold one's arms

= + : Charlie Chaplin (ch) likes the Smiley's (少) happy face and wants to copy (抄) it for his own comedy. He seizes (抄) Smiley in front of the aorta (ao1) and drags him to a photocopier using a toy claw (扌).
to grab; to snatch up / variant of 焯[chao1]
to grab / to snatch up / variant of 焯[chao1]
money / paper money / variant of 抄[chao1]

= + : Charlie Chaplin (ch) made a deal with Smiley (少) to buy its golden harpoon (钅). In front of the aorta he hands it a bundle of paper money (钞) which is itself skewered on a golden harpoon (钅).
to plagiarize
variant of 剿[chao1]
to blanch (cooking) / to scald
unbent bow
(literary) sad; sorrowful; disappointed; frustrated
clamor / uproar / annoyance