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lǎo(lao3) // pronunciation of 老 in Mandarin Pinyin

Basic information about 老

Unihan definition: old, aged; experienced

Number of strokes: 6
Examples of other characters consisting of 6 strokes: , , , , , , , , ,

Radical:  125.0

HSK level: 1
Other HSK 1 characters: , , , , 西, , , , , more hsk 1 charaters »

Frequency rank: 179

General standard index number: 0360

English translation (based on CEDICT):

- 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- outdated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


Unicode code point: U+8001

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