Pinyin "qu3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "qu3" is split up into two parts: "qu" and "Ø3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "qu"

Qu is for Cupid.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "Ø3"

In the space station's living room.

Characters pronounced qu3

to take / to get / to choose / to fetch

= + : In other characters: A bloody ear.

= + : When Mike Tyson was fighting against Evander Holyfield, he did not only beat Evander's ear with his boxing glove. Imagine this fight in the space station with cupid as referee.
tune / song / CL:支[zhi1]

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a harp. Cupid (qu) is playing a harp (曲) in the space station's living room (Ø3). He's sitting on a big enclosure (囗), playing the harp (曲) and wielding a double axe (卄) at the same time.
to take a wife / to marry (a woman)

= + : Cupid wants to marry Bessie Coleman in the space station, and so he surprises her by giving her a bloody ear as a gift.
bound form used only in 苣蕒菜|苣荬菜[qu3 mai3 cai4] / Taiwan pr. [ju4]
decayed teeth / dental caries