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There are 16 total results for your 老鼠 search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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lǎo shǔ / lao3 shu3
lao shu
rat; mouse; CL:隻|只[zhi1]


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lǎo shǔ dòng / lao3 shu3 dong4
lao shu tung
mouse hole


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xiǎo lǎo shǔ / xiao3 lao3 shu3
hsiao lao shu
@; at symbol


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mǐ lǎo shǔ / mi3 lao3 shu3
mi lao shu
Mickey Mouse


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lǎo shǔ wěi ba / lao3 shu3 wei3 ba5
lao shu wei pa
lit. rat's tail; fig. a follower of inferior stature


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gǒu dǎi lǎo shǔ / gou3 dai3 lao3 shu3
kou tai lao shu
lit. a dog who catches mice (idiom); fig. to be meddlesome


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mǐ qí lǎo shǔ / mi3 qi2 lao3 shu3
mi ch`i lao shu / mi chi lao shu
Mickey Mouse



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māo kū lǎo shǔ / mao1 ku1 lao3 shu3
mao k`u lao shu / mao ku lao shu
the cat weeps for the dead mouse (idiom); hypocritical pretence of condolence; crocodile tears



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guò jiē lǎo shǔ / guo4 jie1 lao3 shu3
kuo chieh lao shu
sb or something detested by all; target of scorn; anathema; cf. 老鼠過街,人人喊打|老鼠过街,人人喊打[lao3 shu3 guo4 jie1 , ren2 ren2 han3 da3]



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lǎo shǔ lā guī , wú cóng xià shǒu / lao3 shu3 la1 gui1 , wu2 cong2 xia4 shou3
lao shu la kuei , wu ts`ung hsia shou / lao shu la kuei , wu tsung hsia shou
like mice trying to pull a turtle, nowhere to get a hand grip (idiom); no clue where to start



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lǎo shǔ guò jiē , rén rén hǎn dǎ / lao3 shu3 guo4 jie1 , ren2 ren2 han3 da3
lao shu kuo chieh , jen jen han ta
lit. when a rat crosses the street, people chase it down (idiom); fig. everyone detests a lowlife



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yī lì lǎo shǔ shǐ huài le yī guō zhōu / yi1 li4 lao3 shu3 shi3 huai4 le5 yi1 guo1 zhou1
i li lao shu shih huai le i kuo chou
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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yī kē lǎo shǔ shǐ huài le yī guō tāng / yi1 ke1 lao3 shu3 shi3 huai4 le5 yi1 guo1 tang1
i k`o lao shu shih huai le i kuo t`ang / i ko lao shu shih huai le i kuo tang
lit. a piece of rat feces spoiled the whole pot of soup (idiom); fig. one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch



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yī kē lǎo shǔ shǐ huài le yī guō zhōu / yi1 ke1 lao3 shu3 shi3 huai4 le5 yi1 guo1 zhou1
i k`o lao shu shih huai le i kuo chou / i ko lao shu shih huai le i kuo chou
see 一粒老鼠屎壞了一鍋粥|一粒老鼠屎坏了一锅粥[yi1 li4 lao3 shu3 shi3 huai4 le5 yi1 guo1 zhou1]



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lǎo shǔ tuō mù xiān , dà tóu zài hòu tou / lao3 shu3 tuo1 mu4 xian1 , da4 tou2 zai4 hou4 tou5
lao shu t`o mu hsien , ta t`ou tsai hou t`ou / lao shu to mu hsien , ta tou tsai hou tou
when the mice drag a shovel, the biggest thing comes second; the tip of the iceberg; the cockroach principle



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bù guǎn bái māo hēi māo , zhuō zhù lǎo shǔ jiù shì hǎo māo / bu4 guan3 bai2 mao1 hei1 mao1 , zhuo1 zhu4 lao3 shu3 jiu4 shi4 hao3 mao1
pu kuan pai mao hei mao , cho chu lao shu chiu shih hao mao
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[Deng4 Xiao3 ping2] in 1962, usually associated with his economic reforms starting in 1978, in which pragmatism was favored over ideological purity)

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 16 results for "老鼠" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Japanese Bath House

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Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

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