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ㄌㄠ ˇ

lǎo

old

老 is a 6 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as lǎo in the third tone.

  • ㄌㄠ ˇ

    lǎo

    old

      • 𠥼

        • ˊ

          shí

          ten

    • ㄅㄧ ˇ

      spoon

9 stories have been written about this character — see all
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Ăn bằng thìa (匕) chống gậy (丿) sắp về với đất (土) thì đã già (老)
by manhhakcqt

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When he was ten years old he ate a spoon
by dosemobor915

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A ten year old spoon is old
by connor0604

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The old man uses ten spoons to eat his soup.
by dcloobeck

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the man was so old it took him ten tries to hold the spoon for his soup
by eastlyn

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Pronunciation

We found 1 pronunciation for 老

Definitions for 老 pronounced as lǎo

  • 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  • outdated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

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