Pinyin "gun3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "gun3" is split up into two parts: "gu" and "(e)n3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "gu"

Gu is for Gitta Giraffe.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "(e)n3"

In the encampment's living room.

Characters pronounced gun3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2)

Mnemonic symbol: a dinosaur bone. Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the encampment's living room ((e)n3).
imperial robe

= + : Gitta Giraffe (gu) is driving her magic bus (公) right through the encampment ((e)n3) and over the imperial robes (衮). She cuts them in halves, effectively creating shirts and kilts (衣). Look at the character 衮: it the bus driving right through the clothes (衣).
to boil / to roll / to take a hike / Get lost!

= + : Gitta Giraffe (gu) has to watch helplessly as a bottle of water (氵) rolls (滚) over her imperial robe (衮) in the encampment ((e)n3), spilling water all over the robe.
to revolve / stone roller
Gun, mythical father of Yu the Great 大禹[Da4 Yu3]
variant of 鯀|鲧[Gun3]
roller / to level with a roller
cord / embroidered sash / to sew
to bank up the roots of plants