Pinyin "you3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "you3" is split up into two parts: "y" and "ou3". 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 "ou3"

In the outhouse's living room.

Characters pronounced you3

to have; there is / (bound form) having; with; -ful; -ed; -al (as in 有意[you3 yi4] intentional)

= 𠂇 + : Mnemonic symbol: confetti.

In an act of revolution, with a pair of scissors (𠂇) Maud Younger (y) is cutting a paper moon (月) into tiny pieces in the outhouse's living room (ou3). There is (有) only confetti (有) left over.

= 𠂇 + : Maud Younger (y) is unable to take off her boxing gloves (又) in the outhouse's living room (ou3) on her own! Fortunately, a friend (友) comes over and helps her to take off the gloves by cutting them with a pair of scissors (𠂇).
10th earthly branch: 5-7 p.m., 8th solar month (8th September-7th October), year of the Rooster / ancient Chinese compass point: 270° (west)

= + : The rooster and Maud Younger are taking part in a re-enactment in the outhouse. They re-enact former times by getting up with sunrise; the rooster stands on top of the sun and crows so that everybody gets up, and Maud Younger plays a traditional sihu fiddle.
Setaria viridis / vicious
black / dark green
europium (chemistry)
wine container
ritual bonfire
to enlighten / lattice window
grievous / relaxed
to lead
old variant of 酉[you3]
the vitreous glaze on china, porcelain etc