Pronunciation

lǎo

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lǎo Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
lǎo | lao3
English translation
old, aged; experienced

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About lǎo

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Number of strokes

4

Traditional form

lǎo

Contains the radical

lǎo

Part of speech

Status morpheme / 状态语素 Zhuàngtài yǔsù

Learning hint

A person bent over with long hair

Etymology of lǎo

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Type

ideographic

Positional decomposition

土丿

Explanation

lǎo is a component form of lǎo .

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Words with lǎo

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
lǎo old lǎo

lǎo Decomposition & Compounds

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