Pinyin "lou4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "lou4" is split up into two parts: "l" and "ou4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "l"

L is for Sir Lancelot.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ou4"

In the outhouse's bathroom.

Characters pronounced lou4

to leak / to divulge / to leave out by mistake / waterclock or hourglass (old)

= + + : Sir Lancelot (l) accidentally leaked (漏) a ghost (尸) from a water bottle (氵) in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4). Promptly the ghosts starts to have it rain (雨) all over the place to annoy the people.
to show / to reveal / to betray / to expose
low / humble / plain / ugly / mean / vulgar

= + + : The toilet in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4) is clogged, but the Pope (阝) has to use the bathroom urgently. Sir Lancelot (l) digs a very crude (陋) hole in the floor using a shovel (乚) for the Pope to use. The Pope is mildly impressed by the ugly (陋) toilet, but nevertheless bestows Lancelot a bronze medal (丙) for his efforts.
to engrave / to carve / hard steel
fistula / ulceration
variant of 瘻|瘘[lou4]