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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/ old (of people) / venerable (person) / experienced / of long standing / always / all the time / of the past / very / outdated / (of meat etc) tough
elderly / old age / autumn of one's years
teacher / CL: 個|个,
old man or woman / the elderly / one's aged parents or grandparents
rat / mouse / CL: 隻|只
tiger / CL: 隻|只
variant of 老闆|老板
Robam (brand)
boss / business proprietor / CL: 個|个
(coll.) husband
(coll.) eunuch / see also 老公
(coll.) wife
old people / the elderly
slot machine
old age / very / eldest child in a family / leader of a group / boss / captain of a boat / leader of a criminal gang
native place / place of origin / home state or region
oldie (song)
mother / mom
(coll.) an old hand at sth
honest / sincere / well-behaved / open and guileless / naive
old friend / sb who passed the county level imperial exam (in Ming dynasty)
old, well-known brand / old style / old school / an old hand / experienced veteran
to age (of person or object) / becoming old
(coll.) foreigner (esp. non Asian person) / layman / amateur
ordinary people / the "person in the street" / CL: 個|个
father / dad
fellow townsman / fellow villager / sb from the same hometown
boss / executive
old fellow / old man / father / husband
old-fashioned / old type / outdated
outmoded / old-fashioned
old age / aging / aged / geriatric / the aged
(respectful) lord / master / (coll.) maternal grandfather
(coll.) debt dodger
aging (population)
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)
(dialect) father / old man / sir
Laocheng district of Luoyang City 洛陽市|洛阳市, Henan
old city district / historical center
(coll.) eagle / hawk / any similar bird of prey
Lao Cai, Vietnam / Laokai or Laukkai, Burma (Myanmar)
female proprietor / lady boss / boss's wife
elderly lady (respectful) / esteemed mother / CL:
old lady
old man / I (an old man referring to himself)
shop, firm, or brand of merchandise with a long-established reputation
Laohekou county level city in Xiangfan 襄樊, Hubei
God / Heavens
(coll.) father's father's father / paternal great-grandfather
old hand / veteran
old friend / (slang) period / menstruation
the old and the young
previous generation / older generation
my old mother / I, this old woman / my old lady (colloquial) / maternal grandmother / midwife
lit. old general / commander-in-chief 將帥|将帅, the equivalent of king in Chinese chess / fig. old-timer / veteran
(of an elderly couple) husband or wife
classic car
presbyopic glasses
(dialect) veteran actor / old trouper
uncle / grandpa / CL:
experienced person / an old hand at sth
my (you etc) old father / polite appellation for an elderly male
hackneyed / well-worn (phrase etc) / same old story / stereotypical fashion
old man / elderly man
venerable middle-aged or elderly man, usually wearing an artificial beard (in Chinese opera)
very far away
(Tw) unoriginal / hackneyed / (of a joke) old
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
I (spoken by an old man)
senile dementia / Alzheimer's disease
honestly speaking / to be frank, ...
an old observation (idiom) / a truism / banal comments
uncle (polite form of address for older male)
one who tries never to offend anybody
(coll.) a long time
God / Heavens
old road / familiar way / beaten track / conventional behavior
'old chap' (form of address between male friends)
chronic illness / old weakness / chronic problem
maternal grandmother / same as 姥姥
old ways / old habit
wine, esp. Shaoxing wine
seasoned / experienced
title of respect for the queen mother or the emperor's father / nickname for Empress Dowager Cixi 慈禧太后
dark soy sauce
Laozi and Zhuangzi (or Lao-tze and Chuang-tze), the founders of Daoism
(coll.) old man / (said of an aging husband) my old man
weary old body (colloquial term, used jocularly or irreverently)
(affectionate form of address for a male who is not very much younger than oneself) my boy / old pal
to honor old people as we do our own aged parents
Laobian district of Yingkou City 營口市|营口市, Liaoning
(coll.) father-in-law (wife's father)
capital / assets / savings / nest egg / (fig.) reputation / laurels (to rest upon) / old edition of a book / (tree) trunk

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