Pinyin "liao4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "liao4" is split up into two parts: "li" 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 "li"

Li is for Li Qingzhao, writer and poet of the Song Dynasty.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ao4"

In the aorta's bathroom.

Characters pronounced liao4

unofficial variant of 瞭[liao4]
material / stuff / grain / feed / to expect / to anticipate / to guess

= + : Li Qingzhao sees the matador fighting a sack of rice in the aorta's bathroom. At least she thinks she is fighting the sack of rice as he is repeatedly stabbing it. Truth is that he is working as inspector and taking samples of the rice to inspect the material.
surname Liao
to watch from a height or distance
to watch from a height or distance / to survey
to put down / to leave behind / to throw or knock down / to abandon or discard
see 釕銱兒|钌铞儿[liao4 diao4 r5] / Taiwan pr. [liao3]
fetters / leg-irons / shackles
to give a backward kick (e.g. of a horse)