Pinyin "jiao2"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "jiao2" is split up into two parts: "ji" and "ao2". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "ji"

Ji is for Joan of Arc.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ao2"

In the aorta's kitchen.

Characters pronounced jiao2

to chew / also pr. [jue2]

= + : Joan of Arc (ji) keeps her mandarins (口) in an ancient bronze wine holder with 3 legs and loop handle (爵) in the aorta's kitchen (ao2). Right now she takes out another mandarin and chews (嚼) it without peeling it first.
argumentative / contentious