Meaning and pronunciation of 老

Simplified/traditional character

Definition

lǎo

  • old (of people)
  • 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
  • venerable (person)
  • experienced
  • of long standing
  • always
  • all the time
  • of the past
  • very
  • outdated
  • (of meat etc) tough

HSK levels

Components

  • (lǎo): old
  • (tǔ): earth
  • 丿 (piě): oblique
  • (bǐ): spoon / man overthrown

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : grandma (maternal);

Sentences examples with 老

  • 老师看见我在桌子上写东西。
    Lǎoshī kànjiàn wǒ zài zhuōzi shàng xiě dōngxī.
  • 那些学生不听老师。
    Nàxiē xuéshēng bù tīng lǎoshī.
  • 他就是我们的汉语老师。
    Tā jiùshì wǒmen de hànyǔ lǎoshī.
  • 昨天下雨老师。
    Zuótiān xià yǔ lǎoshī.
  • 我去请老师帮忙。
    Wǒ qù qǐng lǎoshī bāngmáng.

Words containing 老, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

HSK 3 vocabulary list

  • (lǎo): old (of people); venerable (person); 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family or to indicate affection or familiarity; experienced; of long standing; always; all the time; of the past; very; outdated; (of meat etc) tough

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list