(lǎo )

老 English Translation

The English meaning of (lǎo ) is:

  • 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  • outdated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

Example Usage of 老


Lǎorén shìtú yóu 5 gōnglǐ. The old man attempted to swim five kilometers.

Bǎ zhèxiē zuòwèi liú gěi lǎorén. Keep these seats for the elderly.

Wǒ wúfǎ qǔdài tā zuò yīngyǔ lǎoshī. I can't take the place of her as an English teacher.

Māo zhuā zhùle lǎoshǔ. The cat caught the rats.

Lǎoshī gěi wǒmen bùzhìle jiātíng zuòyè. The teacher gave us homework.

Niánqīng rén yīnggāi zūnjìng lǎorén. The young should respect the old.

Kòngzhì yì gè bānjí xūyào nǐ zuò lǎoshī de suǒyǒu jìnéng. To control a class calls for all your skills as a teacher.

Lǎorén zuòle xiàlái. The old man sat down.

Tāmen dōu shì hǎo lǎoshī. All of them are good teachers.

Nàiliáng shìgè fēicháng gǔlǎo de chéngshì. Nara is a very old city.

Wǒ yànjuànle tā de lǎo xiàohuà. I was bored with his old jokes.

Lǎoshí shuō, wǒ bù xǐhuān tā. To tell the truth, I don't like him.

Lǎoshī bù kěnéng shuōguò zhèyàng de shì. The teacher cannot have said such a thing.

“Yī zhī māo?” Lǎo xiānshēng wèn. "A cat?" asked the old man.

Wǒ fùmǔ hái bùlǎo. My parents aren't old yet.

Wǒ lǎobǎn bǎ jiānjù de rènwù zhǐpài gěile wǒ. My boss assigned the hard job to me.

Wǒmen de lǎoshī huì gěi wǒmen chū nántí. Our teacher will give us difficult problems.

Hěn xìngyùn dì, wǒ zài jīchǎng yù dàole wǒ de lǎo péngyǒu. Quite by chance, I met my old friend in the airport.



Decomposition of 老

Chinese Radical (lǎo )

The character (lǎo ) is a radical in the following characters:


Chinese words containing 老

is a Chinese Radical
HSK Level 3
老 Stroke Count 6
Variants of (lǎo )
老 Stroke Order