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The Chinese word laohu - 老虎 - lăohŭ
(tiger in Chinese)

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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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Chinese characters  ( laohu / lăohŭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: tiger )

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老虎 ( laohu / lăohŭ ) is composed of these characters: (lao) , (hu)
The traditional Chinese characters of lăohŭ are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 老虎 ( laohu / lăohŭ ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Nali you yi zhi laohu.
Nàli yŏu yī zhī lăohŭ.
 – English translation: Over there is a tiger.

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老虎 ( laohu / lăohŭ ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 298)
Chinese words containing the word 老虎 ( laohu / lăohŭ ) :
lăohŭqián ( 老虎钳 : vise )
More words that mean tiger in Chinese
( 虎 )

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