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tú láo
v. make futile efforts, do fruitless labor, be useless

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
yào xiáng zú zhǐ lì shǐ cháo liú shì tú láo de .
phr. It is useless to try to hold back the progress of history.
tú láo de cháng shì
phr. a fruitless attempt