Pinyin "ya3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "ya3" is split up into two parts: "y" and "a3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "y"

Y is for Maud Younger.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "a3"

In the ashram's living room.

Characters pronounced ya3

variant of 雅[ya3]

= + : Maud Younger's (y) wisdom tooth (牙) hurt a lot, but she found a very elegant (雅) way to get rid of it. In the ashram (a3) she has the sparrow (隹) pull it out for her.
dumb / mute / hoarse / husky / unexploded (of artillery shell etc)

= + : Maud Younger (y) is having the worst lunch of her life in the ashram (a3). It consists of a rotten mandarin (口) and sour mapo doufu (亚). After finishing her lunch she is so disgusted that she turns mute (哑) for several days.
mute; dumb; incapable of speech / (of a voice) hoarse; husky / (of a bullet, bomb etc) dud
mute, incapable of speech / same as 啞|哑[ya3]