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Liu; 6 Pinyinliu (neutral tone)
English6; six
Sounds a bit like the English borrowing from French 'in lieu'

As a mnemonic I always look on the character as a bit like the greek letter pi π with a dot on top, and as two times pi is approximately six that is one way to remember it. Like si, 4 ba, 8 it helpfully has the division character of two strokes included to indicate it is an even number.

xīng qī liu
xing : starqi : phase; stage liu : 6; six
weekday six = Saturday

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