Pinyin "jiu3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "jiu3" is split up into two parts: "ji" 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 "ji"

Ji is for Joan of Arc.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ou3"

In the outhouse's living room.

Characters pronounced jiu3

nine / 9

= 丿 + + : Joan of Arc is on cloud nine in the outhouse. With a shovel, she dug up a banana: when she peeled it she found a flute inside, with which she instantly fell in love.
wine (esp. rice wine) / liquor / spirits / alcoholic beverage / CL:杯[bei1],瓶[ping2],罐[guan4],桶[tong3],缸[gang1]

= + : The rooster and Maud Younger are downing some baijiu in the outhouse. Maud Younger doesn't notice though that the rooster is hiding a bottle of water behind him and every time when Maud is not looking he replaces his booze with water.
(long) time / (long) duration of time

= + : Joan of Arc and the elephant are visiting the outhouse, and they have been looking at the Mona Lisa for hours. Impatiently, Joan of Arc looks at her hourglass telling them that they have been standing there like that for three and a half hours, so she's poking the elephant with a finger to tell him to move on.

= + : Mnemonic symbol: hourglass.
moxibustion (TCM)
black jade / nine (banker's anti-fraud numeral)
variant of 韭[jiu3]
army (used during the Liao, Jin and Yuan dynasties)
numeral 9 in Suzhou numeral system 蘇州碼子|苏州码子[Su1 zhou1 ma3 zi5]
variant of 玖[jiu3] / black jade
black jade (variant of 玖[jiu3])
archaic variant of 久[jiu3]
archaic variant of 糺[jiu3]