Pinyin "zao3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zao3" is split up into two parts: "z" and "ao3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "z"

Z is for Zorro.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ao3"

In the aorta's living room.

Characters pronounced zao3

early / morning / Good morning! / long ago / prematurely

= + : Mnemonic symbol: your very own annoying alarm clock going off in the morning.

= + : Zorro (z) wants to take a bath (澡) in the aorta (ao3). He set up a big bathtub and fills it with water from water bottles (氵). He also set up a modified cuckoo's clock (喿) in the bathtub which measures the temperature and volume of the water. As the water is just right a cuckoo jumps out of the clock and tells Zorro that it's bath time (澡).
aquatic grasses / elegant
jujube / dates

= + + : Zorro (z) is eating a bowl of petal leaves (丶) in the aorta (ao3) when he discovers that there are a lot of fleas (叉) and mosquitoes (虫) in his dish. Even as he lifts his fork (叉) to inspect a petal leaf he finds the fleas dancing on the fork's cusps.
pendant of pearls on coronet
old variant of 藻[zao3]