Pinyin "dou3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "dou3" is split up into two parts: "d" and "ou3". 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 "ou3"

In the outhouse's living room.

Characters pronounced dou3

abbr. for the Big Dipper constellation 北斗星[Bei3 dou3 xing1]
dry measure for grain equal to ten 升[sheng1] or one-tenth of a 石[dan4] / decaliter / peck / cup or dipper shaped object / old variant of 陡[dou3]
steep / precipitous / abrubtly / suddenly / unexpectedly

= + : Don Quixote (d) and the pope (阝) are independently doing Nordic walking (走) in the outhouse (ou3), when they suddenly (陡) bump into each other and stop abruptly (陡).
to tremble / to shake out / to reveal / to make it in the world

= + : The matador (斗) saw a picture of the bull he has to face next in the outhouse (ou3). Don Quixote (d) finds him trembling (抖) on the floor and pokes him with a toy claw (扌) to see if he is alright.
square base for Chinese flagstaff
to take a rest (Cantonese)