Pinyin "dao3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "dao3" is split up into two parts: "d" and "ao3". 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 "ao3"

In the aorta's living room.

Characters pronounced dao3

to fall / to collapse / to lie horizontally / to overthrow / to fail / to go bankrupt / to change (trains or buses) / to move around / to resell at a profit

= + : Rosa Luxemburg arrived in the aorta and is greeted by Don Quixote, who, clumsily, topples and falls on to the ground right before Rosa when he actually wants to hug her.
to fall; to collapse; to lie horizontally / to fail; to go bankrupt / to overthrow / to change (trains or buses) / to move around / to resell at a profit
to transmit / to lead / to guide / to conduct / to direct

= + : Don Quixote brought a ghetto blaster to the aorta and is break dancing next to the house fire. The snake, who acts as director, thinks "not bad" and shows her approval with her body, which forms a "thumbs up" silhouette.
variant of 島|岛[dao3]

= + : Don Quixote (d) is trapped on a remote island (岛) inside of the aortas (ao3). The only animal on the island is a black crow (乌), and Don Quixote is chasing it with a fork (山) round and round the island, trying to catch it.
island / CL:個|个[ge4],座[zuo4]

= + : Don Quixote (d) is trapped on a remote island (岛) inside of the aortas (ao3). The only animal on the island is a black crow (乌), and Don Quixote is chasing it with a fork (山) round and round the island, trying to catch it.
to tread on / to trample / to stamp / to fulfill / Taiwan pr. [dao4]

= + : Don Quixote (d) is trampling (蹈) through the aorta (ao3) practicing a folk dance (蹈) in his cowboy boots (⻊), but he finds there is a small stone in one of his boots and he has to scoop it out (舀) before he can continue.
prayer / pray / supplication
to pound / to beat / to hull / to attack / to disturb / to stir

= + : Don Quixote (d) is attacking (捣) an island (岛) in the aorta (ao3) using a toy claw (扌).
variant of 島|岛[dao3], island / used as second component of Japanese names with phonetic value -shima or -jima
variant of 島|岛[dao3], island / used in Japanese names with reading -shima or -jima
column / cylinder
stir / to pound
to pray / prayer