Pinyin "tui4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "tui4" is split up into two parts: "tu" 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 "tu"

Tu is for Tommy Turtle.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ei4"

In the Eiffel Tower's bathroom.

Characters pronounced tui4

to retreat; to withdraw / to reject; to return (sth) / to decline
to retreat / to decline / to move back / to withdraw

退 = + : Tommy Turtle (tu) recently retired (退) and retreated (退) into the Eiffel Tower's bathroom (ei4). There he just wears gladiator sandals (辶), blows chewing gum bubbles (艮) and ponders the sense of life.
skin cast off during molting / exuvia / to pupate / to molt / to slough / to cast off an old skin or shell
to take off (clothes) / to shed feathers / (of color) to fade / to discolor
to pluck poultry or depilate pigs using hot water
approach at swift gallop (on horses)