Pinyin "tong4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "tong4" is split up into two parts: "tu" and "(e)ng4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "tu"

Tu is for Tommy Turtle.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "(e)ng4"

In the engine's bathroom.

Characters pronounced tong4

see 衚衕|胡同[hu2 tong4]
classifier for an activity, taken in its entirety (tirade of abuse, stint of music playing, bout of drinking etc)
ache / pain / sorrow / deeply / thoroughly

= + : Tommy Turtle has a terrible disease. In Stonehenge's bathroom, he discovered by looking into a mirror that he has a very colorful rash. He also has a terrible headache, just as if someone were to let yongzhong bells ring right next to his head.