dipper; ladle

strokes 16
strokes after radical 11
按下葫芦浮起瓢 按下葫蘆浮起瓢 an4 xia4 hu2 lu2 fu2 qi3 piao2
solve one problem only to find another cropping up

脑瓢儿 腦瓢兒 nao3 piao2 er5
top of the head; crown

瓢虫 瓢蟲 piao2 chong2
ladybug; ladybird

瓢泼 瓢潑 piao2 po1
(of rain) pouring

瓢泼大雨 瓢潑大雨 piao2 po1 da4 yu3
downpour (idiom)

瓢泼而下 瓢潑而下 piao2 po1 er2 xia4
(of rain) to fall heavily

七星瓢虫 七星瓢蟲 qi1 xing1 piao2 chong2
seven-spotted ladybug (Coccinella septempunctata)

茄二十八星瓢虫 茄二十八星瓢蟲 qie2 er4 shi2 ba1 xing1 piao2 chong2
28-spotted ladybird; hadda beetle; Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata

疏水箪瓢 疏水簞瓢 shu1 shui3 dan1 piao2
little water and few utensils; to live a frugal life (idiom)

秃瓢 禿瓢 tu1 piao2
bald head (colloquial)

照葫芦画瓢 照葫蘆畫瓢 zhao4 hu2 lu5 hua4 piao2
lit. to draw a dipper with a gourd as a model (idiom); fig. to copy slavishly