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老 lǎo, prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of ...
老兄 lǎoxiōng, 'old chap' (form of address between male friends)
老师 lǎoshī, [老師], teacher/CL:個|个[gè],位[wèi]
老板 Lǎobǎn/lǎobǎn, [老闆], Robam (brand), boss/business proprietor/CL:個|个[gè]
老婆 lǎopó, (coll.) wife
老天 lǎotiān, God/Heavens
老实 lǎoshi, [老實], honest/sincere/open and guileless/naive
老鼠 lǎoshǔ, rat/mouse/CL:隻|只[zhī]
老公 lǎogōng/lǎogong, (coll.) husband, (coll.) eunuch/see also 老公[lǎo gōng]
圣诞老人 ShèngdànLǎorén, [聖誕老人], Father Christmas/Santa Claus
老朋友 lǎopéngyou, old friend
老大 lǎodà, old age/very/eldest child in a family/leader of a group/boss/captain of a boat/l...
老头 lǎotóu, [老頭], old fellow/old man/father/husband
老人 lǎorén, old man or woman/the elderly/one's aged parents or grandparents
古老 gǔlǎo, ancient/old/age-old
老爹 lǎodiē, (dialect) father/old man/sir
老弟 lǎodì, (affectionate form of address for a male who is not very much younger than onese...
老天爷 lǎotiānyé, [老天爺], God/Heavens
百老汇 Bǎilǎohuì, [百老匯], Broadway (New York City)
老是 lǎoshi, always
老虎 lǎohǔ, tiger/CL:隻|只[zhī]
老远 lǎoyuǎn, [老遠], very far away
老二 lǎoèr, the second child or brother (or sister)/penis (slang)
老家 lǎojiā, native place/place of origin/home state or region
老太太 lǎotàitai, elderly lady (respectful)/esteemed mother/CL:位[wèi]
老鹰 lǎoyīng, [老鷹], (coll.) eagle/hawk/any similar bird of prey
老头子 lǎotóuzi, [老頭子], old fogey/old codger/my old man
老式 lǎoshì, old-fashioned/old type/outdated
老友 lǎoyǒu, old friend/sb who passed the county level imperial exam (in Ming dynasty)
老子 Lǎozǐ/lǎozi, Laozi or Lao-tze (c. 500 BC), Chinese philosopher, the founder of Taoism/the sac...
长老 zhǎnglǎo, [長老], elder/term of respect for a Buddhist monk
老太婆 lǎotàipó, old woman (at times contemptuous)
老兵 lǎobīng, veteran
元老 yuánlǎo, grandee/old leadership/chief figure (in a gerontocracy)
养老金 yǎnglǎojīn, [養老金], pension
老人家 lǎorénjiā, polite term for old woman or man
养老院 yǎnglǎoyuàn, [養老院], nursing home
老娘 lǎoniáng, my old mother/I, this old woman/my old lady (colloquial)/maternal grandmother/mi...
衰老 shuāilǎo, to age/to deteriorate with age/old and weak
老年人 lǎoniánrén, old people/the elderly
老年 lǎonián, elderly/old age/autumn of one's years
老奶奶 lǎonǎinai, (coll.) father's father's mother/paternal great-grandmother/respectful form of a...
老爷 lǎoye, [老爺], (respectful) lord/master/(coll.) maternal grandfather
老掉牙 lǎodiàoyá, very old/obsolete/out of date
老百姓 lǎobǎixìng, ordinary people/the "person in the street"/CL:個|个[gè]
法老 fǎlǎo, pharaoh (loanword)
老练 lǎoliàn, [老練], seasoned/experienced
老手 lǎoshǒu, experienced person/an old hand at sth
长生不老 chángshēngbùlǎo, [長生不老], immortality
老化 lǎohuà, to age (of person or object)/becoming old
养老 yǎnglǎo, [養老], to provide for the elderly (family members)/to enjoy a life in retirement
老板娘 lǎobǎnniáng, female proprietor/lady boss/boss's wife
年老 niánlǎo, aged
老头儿 lǎotóur, [老頭兒], old man (often impolite)/CL:個|个[gè]
老年痴呆症 lǎoniánchīdāizhèng, [老年痴獃症], senile dementia/Alzheimer's disease
老爷爷 lǎoyéye, [老爺爺], (coll.) father's father's father/paternal great-grandfather
老大哥 lǎodàgē, big brother
老好人 lǎohǎorén, one who tries never to offend anybody
老处女 lǎochǔnǚ, [老處女], unmarried old woman/spinster
老牌 lǎopái, old, well-known brand/old style/old school/an old hand/experienced veteran
老虎机 lǎohǔjī, [老虎機], slot machine
老乡 lǎoxiāng, [老鄉], fellow townsman/fellow villager/sb from the same hometown
老一套 lǎoyītào, the same old stuff
老路 lǎolù, old road/familiar way/beaten track/conventional behavior
老太 lǎotài, old lady
老挝 Lǎowō, [老撾], Laos
老爷车 lǎoyechē, [老爺車], classic car
米老鼠 MǐLǎoshǔ, Mickey Mouse
老伴 lǎobàn, (of an elderly couple) husband or wife
老早 lǎozǎo, a long time ago
老本 lǎoběn, capital/assets/savings/nest egg/(fig.) reputation/laurels (to rest upon)/old edi...
老糊涂 lǎohútu, [老糊塗], dotard
母老虎 mǔlǎohǔ, tigress/(fig.) fierce woman/vixen
回老家 huílǎojiā, to go back to one's roots/to return to one's native place/by ext. to join one's ...
男女老少 nánnǚlǎoshào, men, women, young and old/all kinds of people/people of all ages/each and everyo...
生老病死 shēnglǎobìngsǐ, lit. to be born, to grow old, to get sick and to die/fig. the fate of humankind ...
老茧 lǎojiǎn, [老繭], callus (patch or hardened skin)/corns (on feet)/also 老趼
老总 lǎozǒng, [老總], boss/executive
老虎钳 lǎohǔqián, [老虎鉗], vise/pincer pliers
老将 lǎojiàng, [老將], lit. old general/commander-in-chief 將帥|将帅, the equivalent of king in Chinese che...
老妈子 lǎomāzi, [老媽子], older female servant/amah
大老粗 dàlǎocū, uncooth fellow/rustic
老公公 lǎogōnggong, old man/husband's father/father-in-law/court eunuch
老成 lǎochéng, mature/experienced/sophisticated
老外 lǎowài, foreigner
老一辈 lǎoyībèi, [老一輩], previous generation/older generation
老鸨 lǎobǎo, [老鴇], female brothel keeper
老到 lǎodao, experienced and careful
苍老 cānglǎo, [蒼老], old/aged/vigorous/forceful (of calligraphy or painting)
老者 lǎozhě, old man/elderly man
老脸 lǎoliǎn, [老臉], self-respect of old person/face/thick-skinned (i.e. impervious to criticism)/bra...
老伯 lǎobó, uncle (polite form of address for older male)
孤老 gūlǎo, solitary old man or woman/regular patron (at brothels)
老少 lǎoshào, the old and the young
老狐狸 lǎohúli, old fox/fig. cunning person
老调重弹 lǎodiàochóngtán, [老調重彈], to play the same old tune (idiom); unoriginal
老城区 Lǎochéngqū/lǎochéngqū, [老城區], Laocheng district of Luoyang City 洛陽市|洛阳市[Luò yáng shì], Henan, old city distric...
唐老鸭 TángLǎoyā, [唐老鴨], Donald Duck
老当益壮 lǎodāngyìzhuàng, [老當益壯], old but vigorous (idiom); hale and hearty despite the years
天荒地老 tiānhuāngdìlǎo, until the end of time (idiom)
父老 fùlǎo, elders
老谋深算 lǎomóushēnsuàn, [老謀深算], rigorous schemes and deep foresight (idiom); astute and circumspect
小老婆 xiǎolǎopó, concubine/junior wife/mistress
老酒 lǎojiǔ, wine, esp. Shaoxing wine
老态 lǎotài, [老態], elderly, as in movement or bearing
老汉 lǎohàn, [老漢], old man/I (an old man referring to himself)
纸老虎 zhǐlǎohǔ, [紙老虎], paper tiger
老资格 lǎozīgé, [老資格], veteran
敬老院 jìnglǎoyuàn, home of respect for aged/nursing home
老花 lǎohuā, presbyopia
老迈 lǎomài, [老邁], aged/senile
老字号 lǎozìhào, [老字號], shop, firm, or brand of merchandise with a long-established reputation
老妪 lǎoyù, [老嫗], old woman (formal writing)
老大爷 lǎodàyé, [老大爺], uncle/grandpa/CL:位[wèi]
老气横秋 lǎoqìhéngqiū, [老氣橫秋], old and decrepit/proud of one's age and experience (idiom)
老皇历 lǎohuánglì, [老皇曆], lit. last year's calendar (almanac)/fig. ancient history/obsolete practice/old-f...
敬老 jìnglǎo, respect for the aged
七老八十 qīlǎobāshí, in one's seventies (age)/very old (of people)
老大妈 lǎodàmā, [老大媽], "Madam" (affectionate term for an elderly woman)/CL:位[wèi]
老龄化 lǎolínghuà, [老齡化], aging (population)
老伯伯 lǎobóbo, grandpa (polite form of address for old man)
地老天荒 dìlǎotiānhuāng, see 天荒地老[tiān huāng dì lǎo]
月老 yuèlǎo, matchmaker/go-between/same as 月下老人[yuè xià lǎo rén]
老实巴交 lǎoshibājiāo, [老實巴交], (coll.) docile/well-behaved/biddable
老城 lǎochéng, old town
老幺 lǎoyāo, [老么], youngest
老生 lǎoshēng, venerable middle-aged or elderly man, usually wearing an artificial beard (in Ch...
老父 lǎofù, father/old man/venerable sir
二老 èrlǎo, mother and father/parents
老伴儿 lǎobànr, [老伴兒], erhua variant of 老伴[lǎo bàn]
中老年 zhōnglǎonián, middle and old age
中老年人 zhōnglǎoniánrén, middle-aged and elderly people
老佛爷 Lǎofóyé, [老佛爺], title of respect for the queen mother or the emperor's father/nickname for Empre...
老账 lǎozhàng, [老賬], lit. old account/old debt/fig. old scores to settle/old quarrels/old grudge
老龄 lǎolíng, [老齡], old age/aging/aged/geriatric/the aged
老大娘 lǎodàniáng, old lady/Madam (polite address)/CL:位[wèi]
大老婆 dàlǎopó, primary wife
秋老虎 qiūlǎohǔ, hot spell during autumn/Indian summer
家老 jiālǎo, (old) a senior in one's household
老花眼 lǎohuāyǎn, presbyopia
年老体弱 niánlǎotǐruò, [年老體弱], old and weak (idiom)
老骥伏枥 lǎojìfúlì, [老驥伏櫪], lit. an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 miles (idiom); fig....
未老先衰 wèilǎoxiānshuāi, to age prematurely
老辣 lǎolà, shrewd and ruthless/efficient and unscrupulous
船老大 chuánlǎodà, coxswain/steersman/boatswain (bo'sun)
少年老成 shàoniánlǎochéng, accomplished though young/lacking youthful vigor
老马识途 lǎomǎshítú, [老馬識途], an old horse knows the way (idiom); an experienced worker knows what to do/an ol...
老千 lǎoqiān, cheat/swindler (in gambling)
一粒老鼠屎坏了一锅粥 yīlìlǎoshǔshǐhuàileyīguōzhōu, [一粒老鼠屎壞了一鍋粥], lit. a piece of rat feces spoiled the whole pot of congee (idiom)/fig. one bad a...
一颗老鼠屎坏了一锅汤 yīkēlǎoshǔshǐhuàileyīguōtāng, [一顆老鼠屎壞了一鍋湯], lit. a piece of rat feces spoiled the whole pot of soup (idiom)/fig. one bad app...
一颗老鼠屎坏了一锅粥 yīkēlǎoshǔshǐhuàileyīguōzhōu, [一顆老鼠屎壞了一鍋粥], see 一粒老鼠屎壞了一鍋粥|一粒老鼠屎坏了一锅粥[yī lì lǎo shǔ shǐ huài le yī guō zhōu]
七旬老人 qīxúnlǎorén, septuagenarian
世界性古老问题 shìjièxìnggǔlǎowèntí, [世界性古老問題], a problem as old as the world itself
九旬老人 jiǔxúnlǎorén, nonagenarian
人老珠黄 rénlǎozhūhuáng, [人老珠黃], (of a woman) old and faded
以老大自居 yǐlǎodàzìjū, regarding oneself as number one in terms of leadership, seniority or status
偕老 xiélǎo, to grow old together
元老院 yuánlǎoyuàn, upper house/senate/senior statesmen's assembly
兜老底兜鍪 dōulǎodǐdōumóu, helmet (archaic)
养儿防老 yǎngérfánglǎo, [養兒防老], (of parents) to bring up children for the purpose of being looked after in old a...
养老保险 yǎnglǎobǎoxiǎn, [養老保險], old-age insurance
养老送终 yǎnglǎosòngzhōng, [養老送終], to look after one's aged parents and arrange proper burial after they die
出老千 chūlǎoqiān, to cheat (in gambling)
半老徐娘 bànlǎoxúniáng, middle-aged but still attractive woman/lady of a certain age
吃角子老虎 chījiǎozilǎohu, slot machine
哥老会 Gēlǎohuì, [哥老會], late-Qing underground resistance movement against the Qing dynasty
啃老 kěnlǎo, (coll.) to live with and depend on one's parents even upon reaching adulthood
啃老族 kěnlǎozú, (coll.) adults still living with and depending on their parents
垂老 chuílǎo, approaching old age
大老远 dàlǎoyuǎn, [大老遠], very far away
天老儿 tiānlǎor, [天老兒], albino (human)
天老爷 tiānlǎoye, [天老爺], see 老天爺|老天爷[lǎo tiān yé]
姜还是老的辣 jiāngháishìlǎodelà, [薑還是老的辣], lit. old ginger is hotter than young ginger/experience counts (idiom)
官老爷 guānlǎoye, [官老爺], nickname for official
宝刀未老 bǎodāowèilǎo, [寶刀未老], treasure knife does not age (idiom); old but still vigorous
尊老 zūnlǎo, respect the aged
尊老爱幼 zūnlǎoàiyòu, [尊老愛幼], respect the old and cherish the young
年老力衰 niánlǎolìshuāi, old and weak (idiom)
庄老 ZhuāngLǎo, [莊老], Zhuangzi and Laozi, the Daoist masters
徐娘半老 xúniángbànlǎo, middle-aged but still attractive woman/lady of a certain age
怕老婆 pàlǎopó, henpecked/to be under one's wife's thumb
托老所 tuōlǎosuǒ, senior center
扶老携幼 fúlǎoxiéyòu, [扶老攜幼], taking everyone along, young and old/to look after the elderly and the young
护老者 hùlǎozhě, [護老者], carer of elderly persons/aged care worker
敬老尊贤 jìnglǎozūnxián, [敬老尊賢], to respect the wise and venerate the worthy (idiom); to honor the great and the ...
敬老席 jìnglǎoxí, priority seating for the aged (on buses etc)
早老素 zǎolǎosù, presenilins
显老 xiǎnlǎo, [顯老], to look old
普通老百姓 pǔtōnglǎobǎixìng, common people/average people/hoi polloi
月下老人 yuèxiàlǎorén, minor divinity concerned with marriage/matchmaker/go-between
服老 fúlǎo, to admit to one's advancing years/to acquiesce to old age
木讷老人 mùnèlǎorén, [木訥老人], ungraduated ruler/straight edge
棉兰老岛 MiánlánlǎoDǎo, [棉蘭老島], Mindanao (island in the Philippines)
水老鸦 shuǐlǎoyā, [水老鴉], common name for cormorant
波澜老成 bōlánlǎochéng, [波瀾老成], splendid and powerful (of story)/majestic/awesome
活到老，学到老 huódàolǎo,xuédàolǎo, [活到老，學到老], One is never too old to learn. (idiom)
狗逮老鼠 gǒudàilǎoshǔ, lit. a dog who catches mice/to be meddlesome (idiom)
猫哭老鼠 māokūlǎoshǔ, [貓哭老鼠], the cat weeps for the dead mouse (idiom); hypocritical pretence of condolence/cr...
王老五 wánglǎowǔ, lit. fifth child of the Wangs/bachelor
王老吉 Wánglǎojí, Wanglaoji (beverage brand)
玩猫和老鼠的游戏 wánmāohélǎoshǔdeyóuxì, [玩貓和老鼠的遊戲], to play a cat and mouse game
白头偕老 báitóuxiélǎo, [白頭偕老], (to live together until the) white hairs of old age (idiom); to live to a ripe o...
白头到老 báitóudàolǎo, [白頭到老], (to live together until the) white hairs of old age (idiom); to live to a ripe o...
百岁老人 bǎisuìlǎorén, [百歲老人], centenarian
空心大老官 kōngxīndàlǎoguān, fake important personage/sham
空心老大 kōngxīnlǎodà, pretentious and vacuous person
米奇老鼠 MǐqíLǎoshǔ, Mickey Mouse
终老 zhōnglǎo, [終老], to spend one's last years
翻老账 fānlǎozhàng, [翻老賬], to turn over old accounts/fig. to revive old quarrels/to reopen old wounds
老丈 lǎozhàng, (formal) Sir/CL:位[wèi]
老三篇 lǎosānpiān, Lao San Pian, three short essays written by Mao Zedong before the PRC was establ...
老两口儿 lǎoliǎngkǒur, [老兩口兒], an old married couple
老乌恰 Lǎowūqià, [老烏恰], same as 烏魯克恰提|乌鲁克恰提 in Xinjiang
老于世故 lǎoyúshìgù, [老於世故], experienced in the ways of the world (idiom); worldly-wise/sophisticated
老儿 lǎoér, [老兒], father/husband/old man
老化酶 lǎohuàméi, aged enzyme
老叟 lǎosǒu, old man
老古板 lǎogǔbǎn, overly conservative/old-fashioned/old fogey/a square
老君 Lǎojūn, Laozi or Lao-tze (c. 500 BC), Chinese philosopher, the founder of Taoism/the sac...
老吾老，以及人之老 lǎowúlǎo,yǐjírénzhīlǎo, to honor old people as we do our own aged parents
老境 lǎojìng, advanced years/old age
老大徒伤悲 lǎodàtúshāngbēi, [老大徒傷悲], vain regrets of old age (idiom)
老太公 lǎotàigōng, aged gentleman (dialect, respectful term)
老太爷 lǎotàiyé, [老太爺], elderly gentleman (respectful)/esteemed father
老头乐 lǎotóulè, [老頭樂], backscratcher (made from bamboo etc)/(may also refer to other products that are ...
老套 lǎotào, old things/old ways (pejorative)
老套子 lǎotàozi, old methods/old habits
老奸巨滑 lǎojiānjùhuá, variant of 老奸巨猾[lǎo jiān jù huá]
老奸巨猾 lǎojiānjùhuá, cunning/crafty/wily old fox
老妇人 lǎofùrén, [老婦人], old lady (term of modesty)
老妈 lǎomā, [老媽], mother/mom
老姥 lǎomǔ, old lady (term of modesty)
老婆孩子热炕头 lǎopóháizirèkàngtou, [老婆孩子熱炕頭], wife kids and a warm bed (common saying); the simple and good life/longa est vit...
老实说 lǎoshíshuō, [老實說], honestly speaking/to be frank, ...
老客 lǎokè, peddler/old or regular customer
老客儿 lǎokèr, [老客兒], erhua variant of 老客[lǎo kè]
老家贼 lǎojiāzéi, [老家賊], (dialect) sparrow
老少咸宜 lǎoshàoxiányí, suitable for young and old
老少无欺 lǎoshàowúqī, [老少無欺], cheating neither old nor young/treating youngsters and old folk equally scrupulo...
老少皆宜 lǎoshàojiēyí, suitable for both the young and the old
老山自行车馆 LǎoshānZìxíngchēguǎn, [老山自行車館], Laoshan Velodrome, a Beijing 2008 Olympics venue
老帽儿 lǎomàor, [老帽兒], (dialect) country bumpkin/a hick
老年性痴呆症 lǎoniánxìngchīdāizhèng, [老年性痴獃症], senile dementia
老年期 lǎoniánqī, old age
老年痴呆 lǎoniánchīdāi, [老年痴獃], senile dementia/Alzheimer's disease
老庄 LǎoZhuāng, [老莊], Laozi and Zhuangzi (or Lao-tze and Chuang-tze), the founders of Daoism
老态龙钟 lǎotàilóngzhōng, [老態龍鍾], doddering/senile
老成持重 lǎochéngchízhòng, old and wise/experienced and knowledgeable
老抽 lǎochōu, dark soy sauce
老拙 lǎozhuō, old fart (usually in self reference)/geezer
老旧 lǎojiù, [老舊], outmoded/old-fashioned
老来俏 lǎoláiqiào, [老來俏], old person who dresses up as teenager/mutton dressed as lamb
老来少 lǎoláishào, [老來少], old but young at heart
老样子 lǎoyàngzi, [老樣子], old situation/things as they were
老框框 lǎokuàngkuàng, rigid conventions/reactionary framework
老残游记 LǎoCánYóujì, [老殘遊記], The Travels of Lao Tsan, novel by late Qing novelist Liu E 劉鶚|刘鹗[Liú È], classif...
老毛子 lǎomáozi, Westerner (esp. a Russian) (derog.)
老河口 Lǎohékǒu, Laohekou county level city in Xiangfan 襄樊[Xiāng fán], Hubei
老河口市 Lǎohékǒushì, Laohekou county level city in Xiangfan 襄樊[Xiāng fán], Hubei
老油条 lǎoyóutiáo, [老油條], old fox/slick customer
老烟枪 lǎoyānqiāng, [老煙槍], heavy smoker/chain smoker/life-long smoker
老烟鬼 lǎoyānguǐ, [老煙鬼], heavy smoker/chain smoker
老爷岭 Lǎoyelǐng, [老爺嶺], Chinese name for Sichote-Alin mountain range in Russia's Primorsky Krai around V...
老爸 lǎobà, father/dad
老牛吃嫩草 lǎoniúchīnèncǎo, lit. an old cow eats young grass (idiom)/fig. a May-December relationship/a roma...
老牛拉破车 lǎoniúlāpòchē, [老牛拉破車], see 老牛破車|老牛破车[lǎo niú pò chē]
老牛破车 lǎoniúpòchē, [老牛破車], lit. old ox pulling a shabby cart (idiom)/fig. slow and inefficient
老牛舐犊 lǎoniúshìdú, [老牛舐犢], lit. an old ox licking its calf (idiom)/fig. (of parents) to dote on one's child...
老玉米 lǎoyùmi, (dialect) corn
老王卖瓜，自卖自夸 lǎowángmàiguā,zìmàizìkuā, [老王賣瓜，自賣自誇], every potter praises his own pot (idiom)/all one's geese are swans
老眼昏花 lǎoyǎnhūnhuā, blurred vision of an old person (idiom)
老着脸 lǎozheliǎn, [老著臉], shamelessly
老神在在 lǎoshénzàizài, calm and easy-going (Taiwanese)
老美 LǎoMěi, (coll.) an American/person from the United States
老羞成怒 lǎoxiūchéngnù, see 惱羞成怒|恼羞成怒[nǎo xiū chéng nù]
老翁 lǎowēng, old man
老老 lǎolao, maternal grandmother/same as 姥姥
老耄 lǎomào, dim sight of the aged/doddering/senile
老聃 LǎoDān, another name for Laozi 老子[Lǎo zǐ]
老舍 LǎoShě, Lao She (1899-1966) famous Chinese novelist
老虎伍兹 LǎohǔWǔzī, [老虎伍茲], Eldrick "Tiger" Woods (1975-), American golfer
老虎灶 lǎohǔzào, old-style large kitchen stove
老虎菜 lǎohǔcài, "Tiger Vegetable Salad," Northeast China dish usually consisting of hot pepper, ...
老蚌生珠 lǎobàngshēngzhū, lit. an old oyster producing a pearl (idiom)/fig. birthing a son at an advanced ...
老街 Lǎojiē, Lao Cai, Vietnam/Laokai or Laukkai, Burma (Myanmar)
老谱 lǎopǔ, [老譜], old ways/old habit
老趼 lǎojiǎn, callus (patch or hardened skin)/corns (on feet)
老边 Lǎobiān, [老邊], Laobian district of Yingkou City 營口市|营口市, Liaoning
老边区 Lǎobiānqū, [老邊區], Laobian district of Yingkou City 營口市|营口市, Liaoning
老雕 lǎodiāo, [老鵰], vulture
老饕 lǎotāo, glutton
老马嘶风 lǎomǎsīfēng, [老馬嘶風], old horse sniffs the wind (idiom); fig. aged person with great aspirations
老马恋栈 lǎomǎliànzhàn, [老馬戀棧], lit. the old horse loves his stable/fig. sb old but reluctant to relinquish thei...
老骥 lǎojì, [老驥], old thoroughbred/fig. aged person with great aspirations
老骥伏枥，志在千里 lǎojìfúlì,zhìzàiqiānlǐ, [老驥伏櫪，志在千里], lit. an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 miles (idiom); fig....
老骥嘶风 lǎojìsīfēng, [老驥嘶風], old steed sniffs the wind (idiom); fig. aged person with great aspirations
老骨头 lǎogǔtou, [老骨頭], weary old body (colloquial term, used jocularly or irreverently)
老鸟 lǎoniǎo, [老鳥], old hand/veteran
老鸹 lǎoguā, [老鴰], a crow
老鹰星云 Lǎoyīngxīngyún, [老鷹星雲], Eagle or Star Queen Nebula M6
老鼠尾巴 lǎoshǔwěiba, lit. rat's tail; fig. a follower of inferior stature
老鼠洞 lǎoshǔdòng, mouse hole
老鼻子 lǎobízi, many
臭老九 chòulǎojiǔ, stinking intellectual (contemptuous term for educated people during the Cultural...
识途老马 shítúlǎomǎ, [識途老馬], lit. an old horse knows the way home (idiom); fig. in difficulty, trust an exper...
语文老师 yǔwénlǎoshī, [語文老師], language and literature teacher
赤老 chìlǎo, variant of 赤佬[chì lǎo]
返老还童 fǎnlǎohuántóng, [返老還童], to recover one's youthful vigor/to feel rejuvenated (idiom)
遗老 yílǎo, [遺老], old fogy/adherent of previous dynasty
钻石王老五 zuànshíwánglǎowǔ, [鑽石王老五], highly eligible bachelor/desirable male partner
长老会 zhǎnglǎohuì, [長老會], Presbyterianism
阎老 Yánlǎo, [閻老], Yama
阔老 kuòlǎo, [闊老], variant of 闊佬|阔佬[kuò lǎo]
青天大老爷 qīngtiāndàlǎoye, [青天大老爺], (coll.) just and incorruptible official
颓老 tuílǎo, [頹老], old and decrepit/senile
饱以老拳 bǎoyǐlǎoquán, [飽以老拳], to thump repeatedly with one's fist
龙头老大 lóngtóulǎodà, [龍頭老大], big boss/leader of a group/dominant (position)
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