Pinyin "cou4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "cou4" is split up into two parts: "c" 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 "c"

C is for the King of Chu.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ou4"

In the outhouse's bathroom.

Characters pronounced cou4

to gather together, pool or collect / to happen by chance / to move close to / to exploit an opportunity

= + : The King of Chu (c) finds an abandoned popsicle (冫) in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4). He exploits this opportunity (凑) to play music (奏) by melting holes into the popsicle using a warm stream of water and thus creating a flute to play.
the tissue between the skin and the flesh
to converge / hub of wheel