Chinese Traditional:
Chinese Simplified:
Pinyin: lao3
Zhuyin: ㄌㄠˇ
English Meaning: 1. old 2. always, all the time 3. venerable (person) 4. (prefix used before the surname of a person to indicate affection or familiarity) 5. (prefix used before a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family)
German Meaning: alt, betagt

Example Sentences:

薑還是老的辣。
姜还是老的辣。
jiang1 hai2 shi4 lao3 de5 la4.
The older the ginger, the spicier it gets. (The older, the wiser)
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這個作者傾向於使用老式的措辭。
这个作者倾向于使用老式的措辞。
zhe4 ge5 zuo4 zhe3 qing1 xiang4 yu2 shi3 yong4 lao3 shi4 de5 cuo4 ci2.
This author tends to use old-fashioned expressions.
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那位老先生留著長鬍子。
那位老先生留着长胡子。
na4 wei4 lao3 xian1 sheng5 liu2 zhe5 chang2 hu2 zi5.
The old man has a long beard.
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我住在一家知名老啤酒廠後面的街上。
我住在一家知名老啤酒厂后面的街上。
wo3 zhu4 zai4 yi1 jia1 zhi1 ming2 lao3 pi2 jiu3 chang3 hou4 mian4 de5 jie1 shang4.
I live on the street behind a famous old brewery.
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他老了。
他老了。
ta1 lao3 le5.
He is old.
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活到老,學到老。
活到老,学到老。
huo2 dao4 lao3, xue2 dao4 lao3.
It is never too late to learn.
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你算老幾?
你算老几?
ni3 suan4 lao3 ji3?
Who do you think you are?
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