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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/ old (of people) / venerable (person) / experienced / of long standing / always / all the time / of the past / very / outdated / (of meat etc) tough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
tiger / CL: 隻|只
HSK 4
(coll.) wife
HSK 5
variant of 老闆|老板
HSK 5
boss / business proprietor / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
rat / mouse / CL: 隻|只
HSK 5
honest / sincere / well-behaved / open and guileless / naive
HSK 5
ordinary people / the "person in the street" / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
old man or woman / the elderly / one's aged parents or grandparents
elderly / old age / autumn of one's years
Robam (brand)
to age (of person or object) / becoming old
(coll.) husband
(coll.) eunuch / see also 老公
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)
old age / very / eldest child in a family / leader of a group / boss / captain of a boat / leader of a criminal gang
always
Laos
old fellow / old man / father / husband
old, well-known brand / old style / old school / an old hand / experienced veteran
native place / place of origin / home state or region
old lady
my (you etc) old father / polite appellation for an elderly male
elderly lady (respectful) / esteemed mother / CL:
God / Heavens
(coll.) debt dodger
(dialect) father / old man / sir
(coll.) foreigner (esp. non Asian person) / layman / amateur
old friend / sb who passed the county level imperial exam (in Ming dynasty)
old-fashioned / old type / outdated
outmoded / old-fashioned
old man / I (an old man referring to himself)
Lao Cai, Vietnam / Laokai or Laukkai, Burma (Myanmar)
(respectful) lord / master / (coll.) maternal grandfather
(slang) very close friend / bro
oldie (song)
I (spoken by an old man)
lit. old general / commander-in-chief 將帥|将帅, the equivalent of king in Chinese chess / fig. old-timer / veteran
old age / aging / aged / geriatric / the aged
mother / mom
my old mother / I, this old woman / my old lady (colloquial) / maternal grandmother / midwife
old town / old district of a city
aging (population)
(coll.) father's father's father / paternal great-grandfather
very far away
the old and the young
(coll.) eagle / hawk / any similar bird of prey
experienced person / an old hand at sth
boss / sir (person with a leading role in an organization) / (after a surname) high ranking commander in the PLA / (Qing dynasty) high ranking government official / (old) courteous term used by the general populace in addressing a rank-and-file soldier or police officer
second-eldest child in a family / (euphemism) penis
old man / elderly man
veteran
elder brother (often used self-referentially) / (form of address between male friends) old chap / buddy
hackneyed / well-worn (phrase etc) / same old story / stereotypical fashion
Lao She (1899-1966), Chinese novelist and dramatist
venerable middle-aged or elderly man, usually wearing an artificial beard (in Chinese opera)
(of an elderly couple) husband or wife
capital / assets / savings / nest egg / (fig.) reputation / laurels (to rest upon) / old edition of a book / (tree) trunk
wine, esp. Shaoxing wine
previous generation / older generation
old man
old woman (at times contemptuous)
presbyopia
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
classic car
self-respect of old person / face / thick-skinned (i.e. impervious to criticism) / brazen
old road / familiar way / beaten track / conventional behavior
an old observation (idiom) / a truism / banal comments
mature / experienced / sophisticated
old woman (formal writing)
uncle (polite form of address for older male)
sir (respectful form of address for an old man)
old-fashioned / old-school
The Travels of Lao Tsan, novel by late Qing novelist Liu E 劉鶚|刘鹗
senile dementia / Alzheimer's disease
lit. an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 miles (idiom); fig. aged person with great aspirations
(Tw) unoriginal / hackneyed / (of a joke) old
old but vigorous (idiom); hale and hearty despite the years
lit. when a rat crosses the street, people chase it down (idiom) / fig. everyone detests a lowlife
old fox / slick customer
seasoned / experienced
father / old man / venerable sir
(coll.) experienced and usually well-positioned middle-aged man
the old and the young / the youngest member of the family
an old horse knows the way (idiom); an experienced worker knows what to do / an old hand knows the ropes
Laobian district of Yingkou City 營口市|营口市, Liaoning
lit. an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 miles (idiom); fig. old people may still cherish high aspirations
to honor old people as we do our own aged parents
callus (patch or hardened skin) / corns (on feet) / also 老趼
shrewd and ruthless / efficient and unscrupulous
very old / obsolete / out of date
aged / senile
where in the order of seniority among siblings? / (sometimes used in rhetorical questions to express disparagement)
(coll.) docile / well-behaved / biddable
female brothel keeper
experienced and careful
rigorous schemes and deep foresight (idiom); astute and circumspect
cunning / crafty / wily old fox

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