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English Definitionboss; business proprietor; Robam (brand)
See alsolǎobǎn variant of 老闆 (from traditional character 老板)
Simplified Script老板
Traditional Script老闆
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄠˇ ㄅㄢˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)lou5baan2
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=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old (of people); venerable (person); experienced; of long standing; always; all the time; of the past; very; outdated; (of meat etc) tough
bǎnsee 老板, boss

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Words With Same Head Word    
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    
切菜板qiēcài bǎncutting board
大老板dà lǎobǎnboss
酒吧老板jiǔbā lǎobǎnbarkeeper
餐馆老板cānguǎn lǎobǎnrestauranteur
码头老板mǎtóu lǎobǎnwharfmaster
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