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lǎo ye
n./adj. (used in the past) master, bureaucrat, lord; old, old-fashioned
Other meanings
[lǎo ye]   n. (less common) grandfather on mother's side

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

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.
tā xiàng ge lǎo ye yí yàng zuò zài nàr
phr. He was sitting there like a master.