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teacher / CL: 個|个,
HSK 1
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  *老* | 老* | *老
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/ old (of people) / venerable (person) / experienced / of long standing / always / all the time / of the past / very / outdated / (of meat etc) tough
HSK 3
(used in the names of grand buildings such as 百老匯大廈|百老汇大厦 Broadway Mansions (in Shanghai) or 帝國大廈|帝国大厦 Empire State Building etc)
HSK 5
old man or woman / the elderly / one's aged parents or grandparents
Robam (brand)
boss / business proprietor / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
(coll.) husband
(coll.) eunuch / see also 老公
(coll.) wife
HSK 5
Lao Cai, Vietnam / Laokai or Laukkai, Burma (Myanmar)
old age / very / eldest child in a family / leader of a group / boss / captain of a boat / leader of a criminal gang
(dialect) father / old man / sir
rat / mouse / CL: 隻|只
HSK 5
female proprietor / lady boss / boss's wife
(coll.) an old hand at sth
aged
honest / sincere / well-behaved / open and guileless / naive
HSK 5
ancient / old / age-old
tiger / CL: 隻|只
HSK 4
to age (of person or object) / becoming old
(coll.) foreigner (esp. non Asian person) / layman / amateur
elderly / old age / autumn of one's years
father / dad
variant of 老闆|老板
HSK 5
elder / term of respect for a Buddhist monk
old, well-known brand / old style / old school / an old hand / experienced veteran
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  *闆* | 闆* | *闆
see 老闆|老板, boss
(coll.) eagle / hawk / any similar bird of prey
mother / mom
oldie (song)
outmoded / old-fashioned
honestly speaking / to be frank, ...
to age / to deteriorate with age / old and weak
HSK 6
respect for the aged
always
native place / place of origin / home state or region
Broadway (New York City)
Father Christmas / Santa Claus
(respectful) lord / master / (coll.) maternal grandfather
shop, firm, or brand of merchandise with a long-established reputation
Laozi or Lao-tze (c. 500 BC), Chinese philosopher, the founder of Taoism / the sacred book of Daoism, 道德經|道德经 by Laozi
father / daddy / "I, your father" (in anger, or out of contempt) / I (used arrogantly or jocularly)
to provide for the elderly (family members) / to enjoy a life in retirement
(coll.) black person
God / Heavens
presbyopia
senior figure / elder / doyen
old friend / sb who passed the county level imperial exam (in Ming dynasty)
dark soy sauce
matchmaker / go-between / same as 月下老人
the old and the young
title of respect for the queen mother or the emperor's father / nickname for Empress Dowager Cixi 慈禧太后
cheat / swindler (in gambling)
glutton
old-fashioned / old type / outdated
old friend / (slang) period / menstruation
elderly lady (respectful) / esteemed mother / CL:
nursing home
God / Heavens
old lady
old fellow / old man / father / husband
same place as before / usual place / stomping ground
lit. old general / commander-in-chief 將帥|将帅, the equivalent of king in Chinese chess / fig. old-timer / veteran
(derog.) old but still alive / old fart / old bastard
Donald Duck
Laos
pharaoh (loanword)
concubine / mistress / (dialect) woman
Daoist School of the Warring States Period (475-221 BC), based on the teachings of Laozi or Lao-tze 老子 (c. 500 BC-) and Zhuangzi 庄子 (369-286 BC)
to admit to one's advancing years / to acquiesce to old age
middle and old age
classic car
veteran
my old mother / I, this old woman / my old lady (colloquial) / maternal grandmother / midwife
experienced person / an old hand at sth
(coll.) father's father's father / paternal great-grandfather
old hand / veteran
peddler / old or regular customer
(derog.) old fool / old bastard
self-respect of old person / face / thick-skinned (i.e. impervious to criticism) / brazen
aging (population)
pension
(dialect) corn
primary wife
(affectionate form of address for a male who is not very much younger than oneself) my boy / old pal
Presbyterianism
men, women, young and old / all kinds of people / people of all ages
(coll.) debt dodger
Wanglaoji (beverage brand)
(of an elderly couple) husband or wife
presbyopia
@ / at symbol
to spend one's last years
old / aged / (of calligraphy or painting) vigorous / forceful
Laocheng district of Luoyang City 洛陽市|洛阳市, Henan
old city district / historical center
old man
vise / pincer pliers
hackneyed / well-worn (phrase etc) / same old story / stereotypical fashion
veteran

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