YellowBridge Chinese Language & Culture
Chinese Language Center

Learn Mandarin Mandarin-English Dictionary & Thesaurus

New Search

English Definitionto work hard; to look after
Simplified Script操劳
Traditional Script操勞
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄘㄠ ㄌㄠˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)cou1lou4
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
cāoto grasp; to hold; to operate; to manage; to control; to steer; to exercise; to drill (practice); to play; to speak (a language)
láoto toil; labor; laborer; to put somebody to trouble (of doing something); meritorious deed

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
操场cāochǎngplayground; sports field; drill ground
操作cāozuòto work; to operate; to manipulate
操纵cāozòngto operate; to control; to rig; to manipulate
操心cāoxīnto worry about
操练cāoliàndrill; practice
Words With Same Tail Word    
疲劳píláofatigue; wearily; weariness; weary
勤劳qínláohardworking; industrious; diligent
功劳gōngláocontribution; meritorious service; credit
效劳xiàoláoto serve (in some capacity); to work for
Derived Words or Phrases    
Similar-sounding Words    
Wildcard: Use * as placeholder for 0 or more
Chinese characters or pinyin syllables