Pinyin "dai3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "dai3" is split up into two parts: "d" and "ai3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "d"

D is for Don Quixote.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ai3"

In the airplane's living room.

Characters pronounced dai3

bad / wicked / evil / Kangxi radical 78

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a wicked witch.

Don Quixote (d) is hypnotized by a wicked witch (歹) playing her flute (一) in the airplane (ai3). She's playing her magic flute in order to sedate Don Quixote, so that her bats (夕) can drink his blood.
(coll.) to catch / to seize
Dai (ethnic group)
old variant of 歹[dai3]
(dialect) to eat