Unicode/Hanzi Search: U+6488 (撈)

scoop out of water; dredge, fish
Strokes (without radical) 12 Total Strokes 15
Mandarin reading laō Cantonese reading laau4 lou1 lou4
Japanese on reading rou ryou Japanese kun reading sukuiage toru
Korean reading lo Vietnamese reading lau
Simplified Variant(s)

CEDICT Entries:

   [ laō ]    to fish up, to dredge up
   [ laō ]    to profiteer, to gain some underhand advantage
   [ laō shí zi ]    encumbrance, burden, that awful thing (colloquial), nuisance
   [ laō ]    to fish for, to seek profit (by improper means)
   [ laō waì ]    to make extra money
   [ laō běn ]    to get one's money back (esp. gambling), to recoup one's losings
   [ laō yoú shuǐ ]    (coll.) to gain profit (usu. by underhand means)
   [ laō daò caǒ ]    (fig.) to clutch at straws (in desperation), to take advantage of the situation (unscrupulously)
   [ laō qián ]    lit. to dredge for money, to make money by reprehensible means, to fish for a quick buck
⇒    [ haǐ laō zhēn ]    lit. to fish a needle from the sea, to find a needle in a haystack (idiom)
⇒    [ laō ]    to salvage, to dredge, to fish out (person or object from the sea)
⇒    [ laō ]    to fish for (aquatic animals and plants), to catch
⇒    [ jiù laō ]    sea rescue service, lifeboat service
⇒    [ shuǐ zhōng laō yuè ]    lit. to scoop the moon out of the water (idiom), a hopeless endeavor
⇒    [ shā laō yuè ]    Sarawak, state of Malaysia in northwest Borneo 婆羅洲|婆罗洲
⇒    [ haǐ laō ]    Haidilao (aka Hai Di Lao), hot pot restaurant chain founded in Sichuan in 1994
⇒    [ haǐ laō yuè ]    see 水中撈月|水中捞月[shui3 zhong1 lao1 yue4]
⇒    [ haǐ laō zhēn ]    see 大海撈針|大海捞针[da4 hai3 lao1 zhen1]
⇒    [ laō ]    fishing (as a commercial activity)