Pinyin "zou4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zou4" is split up into two parts: "z" 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 "z"

Z is for Zorro.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ou4"

In the outhouse's bathroom.

Characters pronounced zou4

to play music / to achieve / to present a memorial to the emperor (old)

= 𡗗 + : Zorro (z) receives a guest in the Louver's bathroom (ou4), an angel (天). The angle sits down and folds his hands (𡗗) while Zorro is playing music (奏) on his whip.
to beat up / to break to pieces

= + : Zorro (z) has been playing the drums (奏) with his two toy claws (扌) in the outhouse's bathroom (ou4) so long that one day he breaks them to pieces (揍). He literally beat them to death (揍).
to hit; to beat (sb) / (coll.) to smash (sth)