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English Definitionfirm; secure
Simplified Script牢固
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄠˊ ㄍㄨˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)lou4gu3
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
láofirm; sturdy; fold (for animals); sacrifice; prison
hard; strong; solid; sure; assuredly; undoubtedly; of course; indeed; admittedly

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
牢骚láosāodiscontent; complaint; to complain
牢记láojìto keep in mind; to remember
牢房láofángjail cell; prison cell
牢牢láoláofirmly; safely
牢友láoyǒuinmate; cellmate
Words With Same Tail Word    
巩固gǒnggùto consolidate; consolidation; to strengthen
坚固jiāngùfirm; firmly; hard; stable
凝固nínggùto freeze; to solidify; to congeal; fig. with rapt attention
顽固wángùstubborn; obstinate
根深蒂固gēn shēn dì gùdeep-rooted (problem etc)
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