Pinyin "zhou4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zhou4" is split up into two parts: "zh" 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 "zh"

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

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ou4"

In the outhouse's bathroom.

Characters pronounced zhou4

eternity / (geology) eon

= + : James II (zh) finds that he forgot his cuba libre (由) in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4) during the last party. A lot later he finds that in the glass a whole new universe (宙) has developed. He writes a thesis about it and earns a PhD, proudly wearing a graduation cap (宀).
see 壓軸戲|压轴戏[ya1 zhou4 xi4] / Taiwan pr. [zhou2]
sudden / unexpected / abrupt / suddenly / Taiwan pr. [zou4]

= + : James II (zh) and the unicorn (马) are high-fiving unsuspectingly in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4) when through a special conformation in space-time they suddenly (骤) fuse (聚) into a new super-entity.

= + : During the daytime (昼) James II (zh) measures the time by measuring how much coffee is left in his coffee mug (旦) with a tape measure (尺). He has the habit of doing so in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4).
to wrinkle / wrinkled / to crease

= + : James II (zh) found he has lots of wrinkles (皱). In the outhouse's bathroom (ou4) he takes the quite drastic measure to cut out his wrinkles using a lawn mower (刍) shaving over his skin (皮).
incantation / magic spell / curse / malediction / to revile / to put a curse on sb
variant of 咒[zhou4]
interpretations of the trigrams
helmet / descendants
variant of 胄[zhou4]
(bound form) Zhou, pejorative name given posthumously to the last king of the Shang dynasty 商紂王|商纣王[Shang1 Zhou4 wang2] (the name refers to a crupper 紂|纣[zhou4], the piece of horse tack most likely to be soiled by the horse)
crupper (harness strap running over a horse's hindquarters and under its tail)
surname Zhou