Pinyin "you4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "you4" is split up into two parts: "y" and "ou4". 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 "ou4"

In the outhouse's bathroom.

Characters pronounced you4

(once) again / also / both... and... / and yet / (used for emphasis) anyway

= + : And once again (又), Maud Younger (y) is preparing for battle. She's donning her boxing glove in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4), puts on a beak (㇇) and plans go give her opponent the finger (㇏).
right (-hand) / the Right (politics) / west (old)

= 𠂇 + : Mnemonic symbol: a nazi.

A nazi wants to eat a mandarin in the outhouse's bathroom, but Maud Younger cuts it right in the middle with a pair of scissors.
(bound form) right; right-hand side / (bound form) (politics) right of center / (bound form) (old) west / (literary) the right side as the side of precedence
to walk

= + : Maud Younger is being walked in the outhouse's bathroom. She holds a leash and, wearing two huge gladiator sandals, she surfs through and over a heap of confetti.

= + : When I read "to walk" I had to think of walking a dog. Thus in 随 I'll represent 迶 with a leash.

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a kindergarten.

Maud Younger (y) is taking care of a kindergarten (幼) in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4). To keep the young (幼) children busy she plays blackjack with them, each time dealing a card by pressing a power button (力). To make life not too hard for them, she is exclusively dealing aces (幺).
to assist / to protect
(bound form) to bless; to protect
to entice / to tempt

= + : Maud Younger (y) is about to be lured into (诱) a talent show (秀) by an ad on an advertising column (讠) in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4).
(of divinity) to bless / to protect
see 鼬鼠[you4 shu3]
pomelo (Citrus maxima or C. grandis) / shaddock / oriental grapefruit
to forgive / to help / profound

= + : In the outhouse's bathroom, Maud Younger witnesses how Mr Dorksor forces a child to work for him—to create confetti out of graduation caps. In this episode, Maud has to use all her super powers to fight once again for the rights of the oppressed labor class.
(literary) to urge sb (to eat or drink)

= + : In the outhouse's bathroom, Maud Younger and Rosa Luxemburg participate in an eating contest. They are supposed to eat as much confetti as possible, and are thus urging themselves to eat more and more.
glaze (of porcelain)
park / to limit / be limited to