(lāo)

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Meaning

  1. dredge up
  2. fish up

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • lāo > lao1

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
捕捞 bǔ lāo to fish for (aquatic animals and plants)/to catch
大海捞针 dà hǎi lāo zhēn lit. to fish a needle from the sea/to find a needle in a haystack (idiom)
打捞 dǎ lāo to salvage/to dredge/to fish out (person or object from the sea)
海底捞 Hǎi dǐ lāo Haidilao (aka Hai Di Lao), hot pot restaurant chain founded in Sichuan in 1994
海底捞月 hǎi dǐ lāo yuè see 水中撈月|水中捞月[shuǐ zhōng lāo yuè]
海底捞针 hǎi dǐ lāo zhēn see 大海撈針|大海捞针[dà hǎi lāo zhēn]
救捞局 jiù lāo jú sea rescue service/lifeboat service
捞本 lāo běn to get one's money back (esp. gambling)/to recoup one's losings
捞稻草 lāo dào cǎo (fig.) to clutch at straws (in desperation)/to take advantage of the situation (unscrupulously)
捞钱 lāo qián lit. to dredge for money/to make money by reprehensible means/to fish for a quick buck
捞取 lāo qǔ to fish for/to seek profit (by improper means)
捞什子 lāo shí zi encumbrance/burden/that awful thing (colloquial)/nuisance
捞外快 lāo wài kuài to make extra money
捞一把 lāo yī bǎ to profiteer/to gain some underhand advantage
捞油水 lāo yóu shuǐ (coll.) to gain profit (usu. by underhand means)
沙捞越 Shā lāo yuè Sarawak, state of Malaysia in northwest Borneo 婆羅洲|婆罗洲
水中捞月 shuǐ zhōng lāo yuè lit. to scoop the moon out of the water (idiom)/a hopeless endeavor
渔捞 yú lāo fishing (as a commercial activity)

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