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English Definitionto age; to deteriorate with age; old and weak
Simplified Script衰老
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄨㄞ ㄌㄠˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)seoi1lou5
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
shuāito decline; to wane; to become weak or feeble
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old (of people); venerable (person); experienced; of long standing; always; all the time; of the past; very; outdated; (of meat etc) tough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    
衰退shuāituìto decline; to fall; to drop; to falter; a decline; recession (in economics)
衰弱shuāiruòweak; feeble
衰亡shuāiwángto decline; to die out; decline and fall
衰人shuāirénloser; jerk
衰微shuāiwēito decline; to wane; weakened; enfeebled; in decline
Words With Same Tail Word    
古老gǔlǎoancient; old; age-old
养老yǎnglǎoto provide for the elderly (family members); to enjoy a life in retirement
二老èrlǎomother and father; parents
偕老xiélǎoto grow old together
元老yuánlǎosenior figure; elder; doyen
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