Pinyin "kua4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "kua4" is split up into two parts: "ku" and "a4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "ku"

K is for Karl Koala.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "a4"

In the ashram's bathroom.

Characters pronounced kua4

component in Chinese characters, mirror image of 夂[zhi3]

= + : Looks like an antenna. Karl Koala set up his amateur radio transmitter in the ashram's bathroom. To increase the range, he put up a big cross and a sickle and put his antenna on top of this construction.
to step across / to stride over / to straddle / to span

= + : Karl Koala (ku) found a strange quark (夸) in the ashram's bathroom (a4) and to not step on it with his cowboy boots (⻊) he steps across (跨) the strange quark.
to carry (esp. slung over the arm, shoulder or side)

= + : Karl Koala (ku) finds a quark (夸) in the ashram's bathroom (a4), promptly picks it up with a toy claw (扌) and carries it out with the toy claw slung over his shoulder (挎).
crotch / groin / hip