YellowBridge Chinese Language & Culture
Chinese Language Center

Learn Mandarin Mandarin-English Dictionary & Thesaurus

New Search

English Definitionto hug; to embrace; to hold in one's arms
See alsolōu to draw towards oneself; to gather; to gather up (one's gown, sleeves etc); to grab (money); to extort
Simplified Script
Traditional Script
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄌㄡˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)lau5
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
搂住lǒuzhùto hold in one's arms; to embrace
搂抱lǒubàoto hug; to embrace
搂颈亲热lǒu jǐng qīnrècanoodle
搂膝拗步lǒu xī ǎo bù"brush knee and twist", a Taichi move
Words With Same Tail Word    
Derived Words or Phrases    
Similar-sounding Words    
Wildcard: Use * as placeholder for 0 or more
Chinese characters or pinyin syllables