Pinyin "dou4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "dou4" is split up into two parts: "d" 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 "d"

D is for Don Quixote.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ou4"

In the outhouse's bathroom.

Characters pronounced dou4

variant of 豆[dou4]
bean / pea / CL:棵[ke1],粒[li4] / sacrificial vessel

= + 𠮛 : Don Quixote (d) is posting a scroll (𠮛) in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4). He's advertising beans (豆) out of which weed (䒑) will grow.
comma / phrase marked by pause
to fight / to struggle / to condemn / to censure / to contend / to put together / coming together

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a 斗牛士 (dou4 niu2 shi4) is a matador, who will represent 斗 when used as component.

The matador (斗) and Don Quixote (d) are fighting (斗) in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4) about who may use the bathroom next. The matador yields a holy cross (十) as a weapon, while Don Quixote (d) wisely chose a blossom (⺀) to cushion the crosses' blows.
variant of 鬭|斗[dou4]
variant of 鬥|斗[dou4]
variant of 鬥|斗[dou4]
to stay / to stop / to tease (play with) / amusing / short pause in reading aloud, equivalent to comma (also written 讀|读[dou4])

= + : Don Quixote (d) is teasing (逗) everyone in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4) by sneakily inserting beans (豆) into their gladiator sandals (辶) when they're not looking.
to tease (playfully); to entice / (coll.) to joke / (coll.) funny; amusing / to stay; to sojourn / brief pause at the end of a phrase (variant of 讀|读[dou4])
hole / aperture / (anatomy) cavity / sinus
surname Dou
Japanese variant of 鬥|斗
pimple / pustule
variant of 鬥|斗[dou4]