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老鼠
lǎo shǔ

老鼠
mouse


Definitions

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老鼠lǎoshǔ
     1. n. mouse; rat
     2. n. cunning, deceitful person
Components
lǎo
     1. old, aged, elderly (for persons, animate and inanimate objects generally)
     2. experienced
     3. overcooked, tough, stringy, hard (used in reference to cooked food or meat)
     4. stale, not fresh (used in reference to food or potable liquids)
     5. always, all the time
     6. (chiefly dialectal) very, quite
           →很
     7. (affectionate, respectful) Used before surnames to refer to heads or elder members of families.
           →小 (for younger people)
     8. (usually respectful and affectionate) Used by analogy in several other relationship terms.
     9. (zoology) Used before several animals considered noxious or unpleasant.
     10. (colloquial) Used before placenames, particularly countries, to form nouns.
shǔ
     1. rat; mouse; rodent
           老鼠 - mouse, rat
     2. cowardly; timid
     3. (TCM) scrofula; scrofulous
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