Pinyin "zhou2"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zhou2" is split up into two parts: "zh" and "ou2". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "zh"

Zh is for James II of England (詹姆斯二世, zhān​mǔ​sī èr​shì).

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ou2"

In the outhouse's kitchen.

Characters pronounced zhou2

axis / axle / spool (for thread) / roller (for scrolls) / classifier for calligraphy rolls etc
used in 妯娌[zhou2 li5]
stone roller (for threshing grain, leveling ground etc) / Taiwan pr. [du2]