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lǎo
char. old people; experienced; (prefix for) names of animals, plants, surnames
Other meanings
[lǎo]   adj. old
[lǎo]   adv. often, regularly; for a long time; very
[lǎo]   radical. old
    old
 n/a 
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
lǎo shī
n. teacher
láo hǔ
n. tiger
lǎo wài
n. foreigner (for oral Chinese)
lǎo gōng
n. husband (not formal)
lǎo liàn
adj. experienced, tactful
lǎo èr
n. the second child or brother (or sister)
yáng lǎo
v. provide for the elderly
lǎo shào
n. the old and the young
lǎo wáng
n. Lao Wang (name of a person)
láo lǐ
n. (Chinese name) Old Li
jìng lǎo
v. respect senior citizens