Pinyin "chou4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "chou4" is split up into two parts: "ch" and "ou4". 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 "ou4"

In the outhouse's bathroom.

Characters pronounced chou4

stench / smelly / to smell (bad) / repulsive / loathsome / terrible / bad / severely / ruthlessly / dud (ammunition)

= + : Charlie Chaplin (ch) has not showered for days and is very stinky (臭). In the outhouse's bathroom (ou4) the Saint Bernard dog (犬) even holds a mirror (自) in front of him to let him see how filthy he looks.
variant of 臭[chou4]