Pinyin "kui1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "kui1" is split up into two parts: "ku" and "ei1". 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 "ei1"

In front of the Eiffel Tower.

Characters pronounced kui1

deficiency / deficit / luckily / it's lucky that... / (often ironically) fancy that...

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a lucky leprechaun. The leprechaun (亏) wants to propose to Karl Koala (ku) and uses the romantic moment in front of the Eiffel Tower (ei1). Unfortunately he has no ring, so he uses a capacitor (二) of which he bent the legs to build a ring. He's quite lucky (亏), because right after he gives the ring to Karl, a lightning bolt (㇉) strikes and hits poor Karl Koala. Had the leprechaun kept the ring, the lightning bolt would have hit him instead.
variant of 窺|窥[kui1]
to peep / to pry into
to laugh at
high and mighty (of mountain) / hilly
cut open and clean