Pinyin "lao3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "lao3" is split up into two parts: "l" and "ao3". 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 "ao3"

In the aorta's living room.

Characters pronounced lao3

prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family or to indicate affection or familiarity / old (of people) / venerable (person) / experienced / of long standing / always / all the time / of the past / very / outdated / (of meat etc) tough

= + : Lancelot (l) is showing his respect to grandpa (老) in the aorta's living room (ao3). He's bowing deep and offering a crown (⺹), but grandpa refuses by hitting Lancelot on the head with a ladle (匕).
grandma (maternal)

= + : Sir Lancelot (l) and his mother Bessie Coleman (女) meet Lancelot's granddad (老) in the aorta (ao3). His granddad says that he cannot keep his secret anymore: actually he's a woman, so he's his maternal grandma (姥). She also wants to become governess (姥) of the aorta.
flooded / heavy rain
male / man (Cantonese)
rhodium (chemistry)
a noise / a sound
round-bottomed wicker basket / (dialect) to lift / to carry on one's shoulder
name of a tribe