Pinyin "shuai1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "shuai1" is split up into two parts: "shu" and "ai1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "shu"

Shu is for Sheldon Shrimp.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ai1"

In front of the airplane.

Characters pronounced shuai1

to throw down / to fall / to drop and break

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) drops his toy claw (扌) in front of the airplane (ai1), and the shock soon gets replaced by amazement as he realizes that the toy claw broke (摔) exactly according to the golden ratio (率).
to decline / to wane / to become weak or feeble

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) is feeling very awkward in front of the airplane (ai1). He is on a date with an ox (丑), but the oxen's kilt (衣) is so old and feeble (衰) that it is falling apart.