老鼠
(lǎoshǔ)

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Meaning

  1. rat
  2. mouse

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • lǎoshǔ > lao3 shu3

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  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
不管白猫黑猫,捉住老鼠就是好猫 bù guǎn bái māo hēi māo, zhuō zhù lǎo shǔ jiù shì hǎo māo it doesn't matter whether a cat is white or black/as long as it catches mice it's a good cat (variant of a Sichuanese saying used in a speech by Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平|邓小平[Dèng Xiǎo píng] in 1962, usually associated with his economic reforms starting in 1978, in which pragmatism was favored over ideological purity)
狗逮老鼠 gǒu dǎi lǎo shǔ lit. a dog who catches mice (idiom)/fig. to be meddlesome
过街老鼠 guò jiē lǎo shǔ sb or sth detested by all/target of scorn/anathema/cf. 老鼠過街,人人喊打|老鼠过街,人人喊打[lǎo shǔ guò jiē, rén rén hǎn dǎ]
老鼠洞 lǎo shǔ dòng mouse hole
老鼠过街,人人喊打 lǎo shǔ guò jiē, rén rén hǎn dǎ lit. when a rat crosses the street, people chase it down (idiom)/fig. everyone detests a lowlife
老鼠拉龟,无从下手 lǎo shǔ lā guī, wú cóng xià shǒu like mice trying to pull a turtle, nowhere to get a hand grip (idiom)/no clue where to start
老鼠拖木锨,大头在后头 lǎo shǔ tuō mù xiān, dà tóu zài hòu tou when the mice drag a shovel, the biggest thing comes second/the tip of the iceberg/the cockroach principle
老鼠尾巴 lǎo shǔ wěi ba lit. rat's tail/fig. a follower of inferior stature
猫哭老鼠 māo kū lǎo shǔ the cat weeps for the dead mouse (idiom)/hypocritical pretence of condolence/crocodile tears
米老鼠 Mǐ Lǎo shǔ Mickey Mouse
米奇老鼠 Mǐ qí Lǎo shǔ Mickey Mouse
小老鼠 xiǎo lǎo shǔ @/at symbol
一颗老鼠屎坏了一锅汤 yī kē lǎo shǔ shǐ huài le yī guō tāng lit. a piece of rat feces spoiled the whole pot of soup (idiom)/fig. one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch
一颗老鼠屎坏了一锅粥 yī kē lǎo shǔ shǐ huài le yī guō zhōu see 一粒老鼠屎壞了一鍋粥|一粒老鼠屎坏了一锅粥[yī lì lǎo shǔ shǐ huài le yī guō zhōu]
一粒老鼠屎坏了一锅粥 yī lì lǎo shǔ shǐ huài le yī guō zhōu lit. a piece of rat feces spoiled the whole pot of congee (idiom)/fig. one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch

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