lǎo old


Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 125 used in: shǔ (heat) ; zhě (in process of) ; lǎo (venerable) ; xiào (filial piety or obedience)

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Sounds same

lǎo (venerable)

Different tone

láo (to toil)

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stroke order for 耂
Stroke order for character 耂, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
Chinese proverb

Proverb

否极泰
Pǐ jí tài lái [pi ji tai lai]
evil extreme good arrive
At the extreme point of misfortune, good will surely arrive
Things at the worst will mend
The darkest hour is just before the dawn

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