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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/ old (of people) / venerable (person) / experienced / of long standing / always / all the time / of the past / very / outdated / (of meat etc) tough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
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
(coll.) wife
HSK 5
ordinary people / the "person in the street" / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
Robam (brand)
(coll.) husband
(coll.) eunuch / see also 老公
(coll.) an old hand at sth
elderly / old age / autumn of one's years
old age / very / eldest child in a family / leader of a group / boss / captain of a boat / leader of a criminal gang
oldie (song)
father / dad
old man or woman / the elderly / one's aged parents or grandparents
(respectful) lord / master / (coll.) maternal grandfather
fellow townsman / fellow villager / sb from the same hometown
always
(coll.) eagle / hawk / any similar bird of prey
old-fashioned / old type / outdated
native place / place of origin / home state or region
outmoded / old-fashioned
(coll.) foreigner (esp. non Asian person) / layman / amateur
Lao Cai, Vietnam / Laokai or Laukkai, Burma (Myanmar)
(slang) very close friend / bro
old fellow / old man / father / husband
old age / aging / aged / geriatric / the aged
old, well-known brand / old style / old school / an old hand / experienced veteran
(coll.) debt dodger
(dialect) father / old man / sir
mother / mom
old people / the elderly
old hand / veteran
female proprietor / lady boss / boss's wife
Laos
Laocheng district of Luoyang City 洛陽市|洛阳市, Henan
old city district / historical center
to age (of person or object) / becoming old
old friend / sb who passed the county level imperial exam (in Ming dynasty)
aging (population)
old lady
previous generation / older generation
veteran
my (you etc) old father / polite appellation for an elderly male
my old mother / I, this old woman / my old lady (colloquial) / maternal grandmother / midwife
old friend / (slang) period / menstruation
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
(coll.) father's father's father / paternal great-grandfather
God / Heavens
elderly lady (respectful) / esteemed mother / CL:
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)
shop, firm, or brand of merchandise with a long-established reputation
Laohekou county level city in Xiangfan 襄樊, Hubei
old man / I (an old man referring to himself)
old man / elderly man
God / Heavens
the old and the young
uncle / grandpa / CL:
(affectionate form of address for a male who is not very much younger than oneself) my boy / old pal
experienced person / an old hand at sth
honestly speaking / to be frank, ...
lit. old general / commander-in-chief 將帥|将帅, the equivalent of king in Chinese chess / fig. old-timer / veteran
very far away
old town / old district of a city
slot machine
(coll.) old man / (said of an aging husband) my old man
self-respect of old person / face / thick-skinned (i.e. impervious to criticism) / brazen
an old observation (idiom) / a truism / banal comments
I (spoken by an old man)
(of an elderly couple) husband or wife
seasoned / experienced
(coll.) black person
(dialect) veteran actor / old trouper
venerable middle-aged or elderly man, usually wearing an artificial beard (in Chinese opera)
old situation / things as they were
variant of 老家伙
(coll.) old fellow / old codger
the old and the young / the youngest member of the family
senile dementia / Alzheimer's disease
second-eldest child in a family / (euphemism) penis
classic car
weary old body (colloquial term, used jocularly or irreverently)
old but vigorous (idiom); hale and hearty despite the years
hackneyed / well-worn (phrase etc) / same old story / stereotypical fashion
old woman (formal writing)
cunning / crafty / wily old fox
vain regrets of old age (idiom)
calm / unperturbed / (Taiwanese, Tai-lo pr. [lāu-sîn-tsāi-tsāi])
old woman (at times contemptuous)
elder brother (often used self-referentially) / (form of address between male friends) old chap / buddy
(coll.) father-in-law (wife's father)
old fox / slick customer
(lit.) past years' almanac / (fig.) ancient history / obsolete practice / old-fashioned principle
sir (respectful form of address for an old man)
erhua variant of 老伴
older female servant / amah
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