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English Definitiontiger
Simplified Script老虎
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄠˇ ㄏㄨˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)lou5fu2
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; 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old (of people); venerable (person); experienced; of long standing; always; all the time; of the past; very; outdated; (of meat etc) tough

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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
老太太lǎo tàitaielderly lady (respectful); esteemed mother
老百姓lǎo bǎixìngordinary people; the "person in the street"
Words With Same Tail Word    
雅虎yǎhǔYahoo, Internet portal
伏虎fúhǔto subdue a tiger; fig. to prevail over sinister forces
壁虎bìhǔgecko; house lizard
寅虎yínhǔYear 3, year of the Tiger (e.g. 2010)
猛虎měnghǔfierce tiger
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