Pinyin "qu4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "qu4" is split up into two parts: "qu" and "Ø4". 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 "Ø4"

In the space station's bathroom.

Characters pronounced qu4

to go / to go to (a place) / (of a time etc) last / just passed / to send / to remove / to get rid of / to reduce / to be apart from in space or time / to die (euphemism) / to play (a part) / (when used either before or after a verb) to go in order to do sth / (after a verb of motion indicates movement away from the speaker) / (used after certain verbs to indicate detachment or separation)

= + : Mnemonic symbol: The "nose" part (厶) can be seen as an arm, which goes through "earth" (土), and this reminds me of some protesters who lock themselves (or their arms, to be specific) to concrete barrels. Cupids dirt capsule could also be a concrete barrel. So in other characters, I'm going to represent 去 by a concrete barrel.

Cupid (qu) is trying to send himself to earth. In the bathroom of the space station (Ø4), he has prepared a capsule made of dirt (土). He's wearing his lucky fake nose (厶) when entering the capsule.
interesting / to interest

= + : Cupid (qu) found a bloody ear (取) in the space station's bathroom (Ø4) and finds it very interesting (趣). He spears it with his nordic walking stick (走) and inspects this very interesting (趣) thing.
to spy / watch for
old variant of 耝[qu4]
old variant of 去[qu4]
to plow / (ancient place name)
variant of 覷|觑[qu4]
quiet / to live alone