Pinyin "lao1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "lao1" is split up into two parts: "l" and "ao1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "l"

L is for Sir Lancelot.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ao1"

In front of the aorta.

Characters pronounced lao1

to fish up / to dredge up

= + : The hardworking laborer (劳) is dredging (捞) up the floor in front of the aorta (ao1) with a toy claw (扌) when suddenly he fishes (捞) the skeleton of Sir Lancelot (l) out of the dirt.
a traditional pastry of Taiwan and Fujian which is fried, then coated with maltose and rolled in sesame seeds or chopped peanuts etc / Taiwan pr. [lao3]