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lǎowài (coll.) foreigner (esp. non Asian person)
layman
amateur

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        lǎo, prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of ...
        lǎoxiōng, elder brother (often used self-referentially)/(form of address between male frie...
        lǎoshī, [老師], teacher/CL:個|个[gè],位[wèi]
        lǎobǎn/Lǎobǎn, [老闆], variant of 老闆|老板[lǎo bǎn], Robam (brand), boss/business proprietor/CL:個|个[gè]
        lǎopó, (coll.) wife
        lǎotiān, God/Heavens
        lǎoshi, [老實], honest/sincere/well-behaved/open and guileless/naive
        lǎoshǔ, rat/mouse/CL:隻|只[zhī]
        lǎogōng/lǎogong, (coll.) husband, (coll.) eunuch/see also 老公[lǎo gōng]
        ShèngdànLǎorén, [聖誕老人], Father Christmas/Santa Claus
        lǎopéngyou, old friend/(slang) period/menstruation
        lǎodà, old age/very/eldest child in a family/leader of a group/boss/captain of a boat/l...
        lǎotóu, [老頭], old fellow/old man/father/husband
        lǎorén, old man or woman/the elderly/one's aged parents or grandparents
        gǔlǎo, ancient/old/age-old
        lǎodiē, (dialect) father/old man/sir
        lǎodì, (affectionate form of address for a male who is not very much younger than onese...
        lǎotiānyé, [老天爺], God/Heavens
        Bǎilǎohuì, [百老匯], Broadway (New York City)
        lǎojiāhuo, [老傢伙], variant of 老家伙[lǎo jiā huo], (coll.) old fellow/old codger
        lǎoshi, always
        lǎohǔ, tiger/CL:隻|只[zhī]
        lǎoyuǎn, [老遠], very far away
        lǎoèr, second-eldest child in a family/(euphemism) penis
        lǎojiā, native place/place of origin/home state or region
        lǎotàitai, elderly lady (respectful)/esteemed mother/CL:位[wèi]
        lǎoyīng, [老鷹], (coll.) eagle/hawk/any similar bird of prey
        lǎotóuzi, [老頭子], (coll.) old man/(said of an aging husband) my old man
        lǎoshì, old-fashioned/old type/outdated
        lǎoyǒu, old friend/sb who passed the county level imperial exam (in Ming dynasty)
        Lǎozǐ/lǎozi, Laozi or Lao-tze (c. 500 BC), Chinese philosopher, the founder of Taoism/the sac...
        zhǎnglǎo, [長老], elder/term of respect for a Buddhist monk
        lǎotàipó, old woman (at times contemptuous)
        lǎobīng, veteran
        
        
        yuánlǎo, senior figure/elder/doyen
        yǎnglǎojīn, [養老金], pension
        lǎorénjiā, polite term for old woman or man
        yǎnglǎoyuàn, [養老院], nursing home
        lǎoniáng, my old mother/I, this old woman/my old lady (colloquial)/maternal grandmother/mi...
        shuāilǎo, to age/to deteriorate with age/old and weak
        lǎoniánrén, old people/the elderly
        
        lǎonián, elderly/old age/autumn of one's years
        lǎonǎinai, (coll.) father's father's mother/paternal great-grandmother/respectful form of a...
        lǎoye, [老爺], (respectful) lord/master/(coll.) maternal grandfather
        lǎodiàoyá, very old/obsolete/out of date
        lǎobǎixìng, ordinary people/the "person in the street"/CL:個|个[gè]
        fǎlǎo, pharaoh (loanword)
        
        lǎoliàn, [老練], seasoned/experienced
        lǎoshǒu, experienced person/an old hand at sth
        
        chángshēngbùlǎo, [長生不老], immortality
        lǎoyézi, [老爺子], my (you etc) old father/polite appellation for an elderly male
        lǎohuà, to age (of person or object)/becoming old
        
        yǎnglǎo, [養老], to provide for the elderly (family members)/to enjoy a life in retirement
        lǎobǎnniáng, [老闆娘], female proprietor/lady boss/boss's wife
        
        
        niánlǎo, aged
        lǎotóur, [老頭兒], see 老頭子|老头子[lǎo tóu zi]
        lǎoniánchīdāizhèng, [老年痴獃症], senile dementia/Alzheimer's disease
        lǎoyéye, [老爺爺], (coll.) father's father's father/paternal great-grandfather
        lǎodàgē, big brother
        
        lǎohǎorén, one who tries never to offend anybody
        lǎochǔnǚ, [老處女], unmarried old woman/spinster
        
        lǎopái, old, well-known brand/old style/old school/an old hand/experienced veteran
        lǎohǔjī, [老虎機], slot machine
        lǎoxiāng, [老鄉], fellow townsman/fellow villager/sb from the same hometown
        
        lǎoyītào, the same old stuff
        
        lǎolù, old road/familiar way/beaten track/conventional behavior
        lǎotài, old lady
西         lǎodōngxi, [老東西], (derog.) old fool/old bastard
        Lǎowō, [老撾], Laos
        lǎoyechē, [老爺車], classic car
        
        MǐLǎoshǔ, Mickey Mouse
        lǎobàn, (of an elderly couple) husband or wife
        
        lǎomáobìng, chronic illness/old weakness/chronic problem
        lǎozǎo, a long time ago
        lǎoshēngchángtán, [老生常談], an old observation (idiom)/a truism/banal comments
        lǎoběn, capital/assets/savings/nest egg/(fig.) reputation/laurels (to rest upon)/old edi...
        lǎohútu, [老糊塗], dotard
        mǔlǎohǔ, tigress/(fig.) fierce woman/vixen
        
        
        
        huílǎojiā, to go back to one's roots/to return to one's native place/by ext. to join one's ...
        nánnǚlǎoshào, men, women, young and old/all kinds of people/people of all ages
        
        
        shēnglǎobìngsǐ, lit. to be born, to grow old, to get sick and to die/fig. the fate of humankind ...
        lǎojiǎn, [老繭], callus (patch or hardened skin)/corns (on feet)/also 老趼
        
        
        lǎozǒng, [老總], boss/executive
        
        
        
        
        lǎohǔqián, [老虎鉗], vise/pincer pliers
        
        lǎojiàng, [老將], lit. old general/commander-in-chief 將帥|将帅, the equivalent of king in Chinese che...
        lǎomāzi, [老媽子], older female servant/amah
        
        
        dàlǎocū, uncouth fellow/rustic
        
        
        lǎogōnggong, old man/husband's father/father-in-law/court eunuch
        lǎochéng, mature/experienced/sophisticated
        lǎowài, (coll.) foreigner (esp. non Asian person)/layman/amateur
        
        lǎoyībèi, [老一輩], previous generation/older generation
        
        lǎobǎo, [老鴇], female brothel keeper
        lǎodao, experienced and careful
        
        cānglǎo, [蒼老], old/aged/(of calligraphy or painting) vigorous/forceful
        
        lǎozhě, old man/elderly man
        lǎoliǎn, [老臉], self-respect of old person/face/thick-skinned (i.e. impervious to criticism)/bra...
        lǎobó, uncle (polite form of address for older male)
        
        gūlǎo, solitary old man or woman/regular patron (at brothels)
        
        lǎoshào, the old and the young
        lǎohúli, old fox/fig. cunning person
        
        lǎodiàochóngtán, [老調重彈], to play the same old tune (idiom); unoriginal
        
        Lǎochéngqū/lǎochéngqū, [老城區], Laocheng district of Luoyang City 洛陽市|洛阳市[Luò yáng shì], Henan, old city distric...
        TángLǎoyā, [唐老鴨], Donald Duck
        
        
        lǎodāngyìzhuàng, [老當益壯], old but vigorous (idiom); hale and hearty despite the years
        tiānhuāngdìlǎo, until the end of time (idiom)
        
        fùlǎo, elders
        lǎomóushēnsuàn, [老謀深算], rigorous schemes and deep foresight (idiom); astute and circumspect
        xiǎolǎopó, concubine/mistress/(dialect) woman
        lǎojiānghú, a much-travelled person, well acquainted with the ways of the world
        lǎojiǔ, wine, esp. Shaoxing wine
        lǎotài, [老態], elderly, as in movement or bearing
        
        
        lǎohàn, [老漢], old man/I (an old man referring to himself)
        
        zhǐlǎohǔ, [紙老虎], paper tiger
        lǎozīgé, [老資格], veteran
        lǎohuājìng, [老花鏡], presbyopic glasses
        
        
        guòjiēlǎoshǔ, [過街老鼠], sb or sth detested by all/target of scorn/anathema/cf. 老鼠過街,人人喊打|老鼠过街,人人喊打[lǎo s...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        nánnǚlǎoyòu, men, women, young and old/everybody
        jìnglǎoyuàn, home of respect for aged/nursing home
        lǎohuā, presbyopia
        lǎomài, [老邁], aged/senile
        
        
        lǎozìhào, [老字號], shop, firm, or brand of merchandise with a long-established reputation
        
        lǎoyù, [老嫗], old woman (formal writing)
        lǎofū, I (spoken by an old man)
        
        
        lǎodàyé, [老大爺], uncle/grandpa/CL:位[wèi]
        lǎoqìhéngqiū, [老氣橫秋], old and decrepit/proud of one's age and experience (idiom)
        
        
        lǎohuánglì, [老皇曆], (lit.) past years' almanac/(fig.) ancient history/obsolete practice/old-fashione...
        jìnglǎo, respect for the aged
        
        bǎodāobùlǎo, [寶刀不老], lit. a good sword always remains sharp (idiom)/fig. (of one's skills etc) to be ...
        
        lǎozhàngren, (coll.) father-in-law (wife's father)
        qīlǎobāshí, in one's seventies (age)/very old (of people)
        
        
        
        lǎoxiǎo, the old and the young/the youngest member of the family
        
        
        
        
        lǎodàmā, [老大媽], "Madam" (affectionate term for an elderly woman)/CL:位[wèi]
        lǎolínghuà, [老齡化], aging (population)
        lǎobóbo, grandpa (polite form of address for old man)
        dìlǎotiānhuāng, see 天荒地老[tiān huāng dì lǎo]
        
        
        
        yuèlǎo, matchmaker/go-between/same as 月下老人[yuè xià lǎo rén]
        lǎoshibājiāo, [老實巴交], (coll.) docile/well-behaved/biddable
        
        
        lǎochéng, old town/old district of a city
        
        
        lǎoyāo, [老么], youngest
        
        
        
        
        lǎoshēng, venerable middle-aged or elderly man, usually wearing an artificial beard (in Ch...
        lǎofù, father/old man/venerable sir
        
        èrlǎo, mother and father/parents
        lǎobànr, [老伴兒], erhua variant of 老伴[lǎo bàn]
        
        zhōnglǎonián, middle and old age
        zhōnglǎoniánrén, middle-aged and elderly people
        lǎohǔdèng, tiger bench (torture method in which the victim sits with legs extended horizont...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        Lǎofóyé, [老佛爺], title of respect for the queen mother or the emperor's father/nickname for Empre...
        
        lǎozhàng, [老賬], lit. old account/old debt/fig. old scores to settle/old quarrels/old grudge
        
        
        lǎolíng, [老齡], old age/aging/aged/geriatric/the aged
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        lǎocū, uneducated person/yokel/boor/roughneck
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        lǎodàniáng, old lady/Madam (polite address)/CL:位[wèi]
        
        
        
        dàlǎopó, primary wife
        qiūlǎohǔ, hot spell during autumn/Indian summer
        
        jiālǎo, (old) a senior in one's household
        
        
        
        
        lǎohuāyǎn, presbyopia
        
        
        niánlǎotǐruò, [年老體弱], old and weak (idiom)
        
        lǎojìfúlì, [老驥伏櫪], lit. an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 miles (idiom); fig....
        wèilǎoxiānshuāi, to age prematurely
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        lǎolà, shrewd and ruthless/efficient and unscrupulous
        
        lǎolài, [老賴], (coll.) debt dodger
        
        
        chuánlǎodà, coxswain/steersman/boatswain (bo'sun)
        
        shàoniánlǎochéng, accomplished though young/lacking youthful vigor
        
        
        lǎomǎshítú, [老馬識途], an old horse knows the way (idiom); an experienced worker knows what to do/an ol...
        
        
        lǎoqiān, cheat/swindler (in gambling)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        wàimiàn, outside (also pr. [wài mian] for this sense)/surface/exterior/external appearanc...
        lìngwài, additional/in addition/besides/separate/other/moreover/furthermore
        wài, outside/in addition/foreign/external
        yìwài, unexpected/accident/mishap/CL:個|个[gè]
        zhīwài, outside/excluding
        wàitào, coat/jacket/CL:件[jiàn]
        yǐwài, apart from/other than/except for/external/outside of/on the other side of/beyond
        wàixīngrén, space alien/extraterrestrial
        wàikē, surgery (branch of medicine)
        wàibiǎo, external/outside/outward appearance
        éwài, [額外], extra/added/additional
        wàipó, (coll.) mother's mother/maternal grandmother
        wàiyù, extramarital affair
        lìwài, exception/to be an exception
        chúcǐzhīwài, apart from this/in addition to this
        xiāoyáofǎwài, [逍遙法外], unfettered and beyond the law (idiom); evading retribution/getting away with it ...
        wàiguó, [外國], foreign (country)/CL:個|个[gè]
        
        ménwài, [門外], outside the door
        cǐwài, besides/in addition/moreover/furthermore
        guówài, [國外], abroad/external (affairs)/overseas/foreign
        wàichū, to go out/to go away (on a trip etc)
        wàijiè, the outside world/external
        wàijiāo, diplomacy/diplomatic/foreign affairs/CL:個|个[gè]
        wàijiā, in addition/extra
        wàigōng, (coll.) mother's father/maternal grandfather
        hǎiwài, overseas/abroad
        wàitou, [外頭], outside/out
        hùwài, [戶外], outdoor
        wàibù, external part/external
        wàibian, [外邊], outside/outer surface/abroad/place other than one's home
        yěwài, countryside/areas outside the city
        wàiguórén, [外國人], foreigner
        wàiyī, outer clothing/semblance/appearance
        wàihào, [外號], nickname
        wàiqín, field work/field personnel/any occupation that involves a great deal of field wo...
        wàishēng, sister's son/wife's sibling's son
        wàilái, [外來], external/foreign/outside
        wàirén, outsider/foreigner/stranger
        wàishāng, [外傷], injury/wound/trauma
        duìwài, [對外], external/foreign/pertaining to external or foreign (affairs)
        wàiwéi, [外圍], surrounding
        chéngwài, outside of a city
        wàimào, profile/appearance
        wàixíng, figure/shape/external form/contour
        géwài, especially/particularly
        chúwài, to exclude/not including sth (when counting or listing)/except for
        wàiké, [外殼], envelope/outer shell/hull/cover/case
        wàidì, parts of the country other than where one is
        jiāowài, outskirts
        wàiháng, layman/amateur
        
线         hóngwàixiàn, [紅外線], infrared ray
        shìwài, outdoor
        wàisūn, [外孫], daughter's son/grandson/descendant via the female line
        zhìshēnshìwài, not to get involved/to stay out of it
        wàijiāoguān, diplomat
        
        jùzhīménwài, [拒之門外], to lock one's door and refuse to see sb
        wàiyǔ, [外語], foreign language/CL:門|门[mén]
        hóngwài, [紅外], infrared (ray)
        kèwài, [課外], extracurricular
        wàikuài, extra income
线         zǐwàixiàn, [紫外線], ultraviolet ray
        wàisūnnǚ, [外孫女], daughter's daughter/granddaughter
        wàizǔmǔ, mother's mother/maternal grandmother
        wàidài, [外帶], take-out (fast food)/(outer part of) tire/as well/besides/into the bargain/outer...
        wàizài, external/extrinsic
        wàichuán/wàizhuàn, [外傳], to tell others (a secret)/to divulge to an outsider/to be rumored, unofficial bi...
        wàiguān, [外觀], exterior appearance/to view sth from the outside/exterior condition
        Wàijiāobù, Ministry of Foreign Affairs/foreign office/Dept. of State
        wàizǔfù, maternal grandfather (i.e. mother's father)
        wàidìrén, stranger/outsider
        hàowài, [號外], (newspaper) extra/special number (of a periodical)
        wàixiè, to leak (usually secret information)
        
线         wàixiàn, [外線], (military) line of troops encircling an enemy position/(telephony) outside line/...
        shìwàitáoyuán, see 桃花源[táo huā yuán]
        hūnwàiliàn, [婚外戀], see 婚外情[hūn wài qíng]
        wàiláiyǔ, [外來語], loanword
        jiànwài, [見外], to regard sb as an outsider
        wàicéng, [外層], outer layer/outer shell
        kāiwài, [開外], over and above (some amount)/beyond (budget)
        wàishengnǚ, sister's daughter/wife's sibling's daughter
        xiàowài, off campus
        huàwàiyīn, [畫外音], voice-over/background narration
        
        
        jìngwài, outside (a country's) borders
        nèiwài, [內外], inside and outside/domestic and foreign/approximately/about
        chūwài, to go out/to leave for another place
        wàicháng/wàichǎng, [外場], outside world/society, outer area (of a place that has an inner area)/dining are...
        lǐlǐwàiwài, [裡裡外外], inside and out
        wàihuì, [外匯], foreign (currency) exchange
        wàicè, [外側], outer side
        ménwàihàn, [門外漢], layman
        wàilì, external force/pressure from outside
        
        wàipí, outer skin/carapace
        wàihǎi, offshore/open sea
        xǐchūwàngwài, to be pleased beyond one's expectations (idiom)/overjoyed at the turn of events
        
        wàiyuán, external help/foreign aid
        yánwàizhīyì, unspoken implication (idiom)/the actual meaning of what was said
        
        wàiláirén, [外來人], foreigner
        júwài, outside (a group etc)/not connected (with an event etc)/external
        lǎowài, (coll.) foreigner (esp. non Asian person)/layman/amateur
        wàiwù, [外務], foreign affairs
        wàiliú, outflow/to flow out/to drain
        zhōngwài, Sino-foreign/Chinese-foreign/home and abroad
        
        wàixiàng, Foreign Minister
        
        jiǔxiāoyúnwài, [九霄雲外], beyond the topmost clouds (idiom)/unimaginably far away
        páiwài, xenophobic/anti-foreigner
        wàijí, foreign (i.e. of foreign nationality)
        
        zhìzhīdùwài, to give no thought to/to have no regard for/to disregard
        
        
        wàigǔgé, exoskeleton (the carapace of insects, crabs etc)
        wàijiāojiā, diplomat
        bùwàihū, nothing else but
        
        fènwài, exceptionally/not one's responsibility or job
        
        zǐwài, ultraviolet (ray)
        wàibì, [外幣], foreign currency
        wàishì, foreign affairs
        wàiyòng, external
        wàiwén, foreign language (written)
        wàilù, exposed/appearing on the outside
        guónèiwài, [國內外], domestic and international/at home and abroad
        zǐwàiguāng, ultraviolet light
        wàixiàng, extroverted (personality)/(economics etc) export-oriented
        wàijiāobùzhǎng, [外交部長], minister of foreign affairs
        
        bùwài, not beyond the scope of/nothing more than
        
        
        
        jiéwàishēngzhī, [節外生枝], a new branch grows out of a knot (idiom); fig. side issues keep arising
        wàitáo, to flee abroad/to run away/to desert/outflow
        wàijiān, [外間], outer room/the external world/outside
        wàimào, [外貿], foreign trade
        wàibīn, [外賓], foreign guest/international visitor
        
        wàiguà, [外掛], attached externally (e.g. fuel tank)/plug-in/add-on/special software used to che...
        
        lǐwài, [裡外], inside and out/or so
        wàiqiángzhōnggān, [外強中乾], strong in appearance but weak in reality (idiom)
        wàijiāodàchén, Foreign Secretary/(UK) Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
        wàixiāngrén, [外鄉人], a stranger/out-of-towner
        
        wàizhài, [外債], foreign debt
        
        
        shēnwàizhīwù, mere worldly possessions
        Dàowài, Daowai district of Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Hā ěr bīn] in Heilongjiang
        
        wàiqiáo, [外僑], foreigner
        
        wàibàn, [外辦], foreign affairs office
        
        
        wàizhǎng, [外長], foreign minister/secretary of state/minister of foreign affairs
        wàixiāo, [外銷], to export/to sell abroad
        
        
        wàiláicí, [外來詞], loanword
        
        
        wàixiàngxíng, export-oriented (economic model)
        shèwài, concerning foreigners or foreign affairs
        
        wàiguóyǔ, [外國語], foreign language
        wàifēnmì, exocrine/external secretion (e.g. saliva)
        
        
        
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        wàidiàn, [外電], reports from foreign news agencies
        wàihuàn, foreign aggression
        
        wàifū, to apply externally
        
        
        
        
        
        wàiěrdào, external auditory meatus/auditory canal, between the outer ear 外耳 and tympanum 鼓...
        wàisūnzi, [外孫子], (coll.) daughter's son/grandson
        wàishè, [外設], peripherals
        wàizī, [外資], foreign investment
        
        
        
        hǎinèiwài, [海內外], domestic and international/at home and abroad
        wàiyán, extension (semantics)
        wàilù, see 外地[wài dì]
        
        wàiěr, outer ear
        

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