Pinyin "shao1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "shao1" is split up into two parts: "sh" and "ao1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "sh"

Sh is for Sherlock Holmes.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ao1"

In front of the aorta.

Characters pronounced shao1

to burn / to cook / to stew / to bake / to roast / to heat / to boil (tea, water etc) / fever / to run a temperature / (coll.) to let things go to one's head

= + : Sherlock Holmes (sh) and Tang Yao (尧) are starting a riot in front of the aorta (ao1) by throwing Molotow cocktails (燃烧瓶, ran2 shao1 ping2) at it. Where the bottles burst small fires (火) start, but they go out very quickly.
somewhat / a little

= + : The little prince (肖) and Sherlock Holmes (sh) got their ration of cereals (禾) in front of the aorta (ao1). Because the little prince is so little (稍), he only got a little bit (稍) of cereals.
tip of branch

= + : Sherlock Holmes (sh) set up a Christmas Tree (木) in front of the aorta (ao1). Because he lacks a star for the top of the tree (梢) he asks the little prince (肖) to chip in and climb to the top of the tree.
to bring sth to sb / to deliver

= + : The Little Prince (肖) delivers (捎) a toy claw (扌) to Sherlock Holmes (sh) in front of the aorta (ao1) to help in his investigations.
basket / bucket
pot-scrubbing brush made of bamboo strips / basket (container) for chopsticks / variant of 筲[shao1]
long-legged spider
old variant of 燒|烧[shao1]
ends of a bow
serrated edges on a Chinese flag
stern of boat
jungle grass / lair
tail of a comet / long hair