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See also Lao, lāo, lāo, láo, lǎo, and lào

Mandarin

Adjective

lao (Pinyin lǎo)

  1. : old; aged

Pinyin syllable

lao

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, lāo, láo, lǎo, or lào.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Old High German

Adjective

lao

  1. Alternate spelling of lāo (meaning warm in reference to the weather).

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈla.o]

Adjective

lao m. and f. (plural laos)

  1. Lao (language)
  2. Lao (person)
  3. Lao (of or relating to Laos)

Noun

lao m. and f. (plural laos)

  1. Lao (person)

Proper noun

lao m.

  1. Lao (language)
  2. Lao (ethnic group)

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