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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/ old (of people) / venerable (person) / experienced / of long standing / always / all the time / of the past / very / outdated / (of meat etc) tough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
to age / to deteriorate with age / old and weak
HSK 6
to provide for the elderly (family members) / to enjoy a life in retirement
aged
elder / term of respect for a Buddhist monk
ancient / old / age-old
matchmaker / go-between / same as 月下老人
to grow old / to age / aging
old / aged / (of calligraphy or painting) vigorous / forceful
to spend one's last years
respect for the aged
pharaoh (loanword)
respect the aged
(coll.) to live with and depend on one's parents even upon reaching adulthood
to look old
immortality
Zhuangzi and Laozi, the Daoist masters
(to live together until the) white hairs of old age (idiom); to live to a ripe old age in conjugal bliss / until death do us part
senior figure / elder / doyen
elders
to grow old together
mother and father / parents
until the end of time (idiom)
(to live together until the) white hairs of old age (idiom); to live to a ripe old age in conjugal bliss / until death do us part
to honor old people as we do our own aged parents
treasure knife does not age (idiom); old but still vigorous
(of parents) to bring up children for the purpose of being looked after in old age
old fogy / adherent of previous dynasty
variant of 赤佬
maternal grandmother / same as 姥姥
approaching old age
solitary old man or woman / regular patron (at brothels)
variant of 闊佬|阔佬
One is never too old to learn. (idiom)
lit. a good sword always remains sharp (idiom) / fig. (of one's skills etc) to be as good as ever / the old man still has it
middle-aged but still attractive woman / lady of a certain age
Yama
(idiom) to be unable to return to one's hometown due to the shame of failure (originally referred to Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽, who chose not to retreat to Jiangdong after his humiliating defeat)
old and decrepit / senile
"the Eight Great Eminent Officials" of the CCP, namely 鄧小平|邓小平, 陳雲|陈云, 李先念, 彭真, 楊尚昆|杨尚昆, 薄一波, 王震, and 宋任窮|宋任穷 / abbr. to 八老
(old) a senior in one's household
"the Eight Great Eminent Officials" of the CCP, abbr. for 八大元老
to admit to one's advancing years / to acquiesce to old age
(literary) person aged over fifty / elderly person


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