Pinyin "ya5"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "ya5" is split up into two parts: "y" and "a5". 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 "a5"

On the ashram's roof.

Characters pronounced ya5

ya = y + a5
(particle equivalent to 啊 after a vowel, expressing surprise or doubt)

= + : Maud Younger (y) has an aching wisdom tooth. She attached a string to it and stands on top of the ashram (a5). At the other end of the string she attached a mandarin (口). When she throws the mandarin down the lighthouse, the string will pull out her aching wisdom tooth. It will hurt a little, so Maud is sure to say "哎呀" when the tooth is pulled.