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English Definitionelderly lady (respectful); esteemed mother
Simplified Script老太太
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinlǎo tàitai
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄠˇ ㄊㄞˋ ㄊㄞ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)lou5 taai3taai3
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
lǎoprefix 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old (of people); venerable (person); experienced; of long standing; always; all the time; of the past; very; outdated; (of meat etc) tough
太太tàitaimarried woman; Mrs.; Madam; wife

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Words With Same Head Word    
老板lǎobǎnboss; business proprietor; Robam (brand)
老人lǎorénold man or woman; the elderly; one's aged parents or grandparents
老百姓lǎo bǎixìngordinary people; the "person in the street"
Words With Same Tail Word    
姨太太yí tàitaiconcubine
小太太xiǎo tàitaiconcubine; mistress
王太太wáng tàitaiMrs. Wang
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