Pinyin "cuo4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "cuo4" is split up into two parts: "cu" and "o4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "cu"

Cu is for Kitty Cat.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "o4"

In the observatory's bathroom.

Characters pronounced cuo4

surname Cuo
mistake / wrong / bad / interlocking / complex / to grind / to polish / to alternate / to stagger / to miss / to let slip / to evade / to inlay with gold or silver

= + : Kitty Cat just finished polishing her golden harpoon in the observatory's bathroom, but afterwards she made the terrible mistake of dropping her milkshake on it. Now she'll have to polish it all over again.
to handle / to manage / to put in order / to arrange / to administer / to execute / to take action on / to plan

= + : Kitty Cat (cu) managed (措) to create a milk shake (昔) machine in the observatory's bathroom (o4) using many toy claws (扌) connected to electric motors. The machine handles (措) the whole operation of making the milk shakes.
obstructed / to fail / to oppress / to repress / to lower the tone / to bend back / to dampen

= + : Kitty Cat (cu) was naughty and now she has been sat down (挫) in the observatory's bathroom (o4). To be precise, she is being pressed down by several toy claws (扌) on a bench (坐).
to lay in place / to put / to place a coffin in a temporary location pending burial
file (tool used for smoothing) / rasp / to file
(literary) to fracture (a bone) / (literary) to cut / to hack / variant of 銼|锉[cuo4]
to cut / to carve
rough tree bark
to chop straw fine for animals
to squat (in salutation)