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老师
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Simplified Script老师
Traditional Script老師
Pinyinlǎoshī
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
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Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄠˇ ㄕ
Cantonese (Jyutping)lou5si1
Part of Speech(名) noun
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Proficiency Test LevelHSK=1; TOP=Basic
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old (of people); venerable (person); experienced; of long standing; always; all the time; of the past; very; outdated; (of meat etc) tough
shīteacher; master; expert; model; army division; (old) troops; to dispatch troops; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
老板lǎobǎnboss; business proprietor; Robam (brand)
老虎lǎohǔtiger
老人lǎorénold man or woman; the elderly; one's aged parents or grandparents
老太太lǎo tàitaielderly lady (respectful); esteemed mother
老百姓lǎo bǎixìngordinary people; the "person in the street"
Words With Same Tail Word    
教师jiàoshīteacher
导师dǎoshītutor; teacher; academic advisor
律师lǜshīlawyer
厨师chúshīcook; chef
医师yīshīdoctor
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