Pinyin "liu1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "liu1" is split up into two parts: "li" and "ou1". 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 "ou1"

In front of the outhouse.

Characters pronounced liu1

to slip away / to escape in stealth / to skate

= + : Li Qingzhao (li) wants to escape from her job (溜), which is receiving calls about defect water bottles (氵). In front of the outhouse (ou1), she quickly turns on an answering machine (留) and skates (溜) away on her ice skates (溜).
quick-fry / sim. to stir-frying, but with cornstarch added / also written 溜