Pinyin "hao4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "hao4" is split up into two parts: "h" and "ao4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "h"

H is for Hamlet.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ao4"

In the aorta's bathroom.

Characters pronounced hao4

ordinal number / day of a month / mark / sign / business establishment / size / ship suffix / horn (wind instrument) / bugle call / assumed name / to take a pulse / classifier used to indicate number of people

= + : Hamlet accidentally locked himself into the aorta's bathroom, together with a mandarin which he is extremely allergic against. His only rescue is the emergency breathing mask attached to the wall which he puts on immediately. There is also a trumpet to call for help with a bugle call, but Hamlet has to wear the breathing mask, so he can't give the bugle call in a normal way. Instead, he has to give the bugle call with his butt.
to be fond of / to have a tendency to / to be prone to
to be fond of; to have a tendency to; to be prone to
to waste / to spend / to consume / to squander / news / (coll.) to delay / to dilly-dally

= + : Hamlet (h) got the task to drive a plow (耒) through a lot of hair (毛) in the aorta's bathroom (ao4). He thinks that it is just a waste (耗) of gasoline (油耗) because it requires a lot of time and energy (耗时耗力), but he does it anyway.
grand / vast (water)

= + : A grand (浩), vast (浩) puddle has formed from a leak in the aorta's bathroom (ao4). Hamlet (h) gets curious and wants to know exactly how vast the puddle is, so he scoops it up using a water bottle (氵). For each bottle he increments a LED counter (告) hanging on the wall above him.
bright; luminous; white (esp. bright white teeth of youth or white hair of old age)
variant of 皓[hao4]
bright / luminous / white (esp. bright white teeth of youth or white hair of old age)
variant of 皓[hao4] / spotlessly white
vast and limitless / the vast sky
surname Hao
bright / place name / stove
(literary) white and shining
bright / white
vast (of water)