Pinyin "shui4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "shui4" is split up into two parts: "shu" and "ei4". 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 "ei4"

In the Eiffel Tower's bathroom.

Characters pronounced shui4

to persuade
to sleep / to lie down

= + : Sheldon Shrimp (shu) is sleeping (睡) on top of a weeping willow (垂) in the Eiffel Tower's bathroom (ei4). His sleep (睡) is guarded by the eye of providence (目) which is hovering next to the tree (睡).
taxes / duties

= + : Sheldon Shrimp opened an exchange booth in the Eiffel Tower's bathroom, and shortly thereafter a tax collector visits to collect the tax. Sheldon's business was rather mediocre though, so he can only offer a bowl of cereals as payment.