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U+8001 Strokes: 6 HSK: 1 Pos: 179 Freq: 775 Wiktionary
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old (of people); venerable (person); experienced; of long standing; always; all the time; of the past; very; outdated; (of meat etc) tough
Show all compounds starting with 老.
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Most frequent compounds:
|老人||lǎo rén||old man or woman; the elderly; one's aged parents or grandparents|
|老师||lǎo shī||teacher; CL:个,位|
|老汉||lǎo hàn||old man; I (an old man referring to himself)|
|老百姓||lǎo bǎi xìng||ordinary people; the "person in the street"; CL:个|
|老爷||lǎo ye||(respectful) lord; master; (informal) maternal grandfather|
|老实||lǎo shí||honest; sincere; open and guileless; naive|
|老子||lǎo zi||father; daddy; "I, your father" (in anger, or out of contempt); I (used arrogantly or jocularly)|
|老子||Lǎo Zǐ||Laozi or Lao-tze (c. 500 BC), Chinese philosopher, the founder of Taoism; the sacred book of Daoism, 道德经 by Laozi|
|老婆||lǎo pó||(informal) wife|
|古老||gǔ lǎo||ancient; old; age-old|