Today’s word of the day is: 老 (lǎo) means ‘old’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 老 (lǎo).
老板 (lǎo bǎn) Boss
The first word is 老板 (lǎo bǎn) which means ‘boss’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 老板在哪里？ (Lǎobǎn zài nǎlǐ?) Where is the boss?
古老 (gǔ lǎo) Ancient
Another word we can create with 老 (lǎo) is 古老 (gǔ lǎo). This means ‘ancient’. A way of using it in a sentence is 这栋古老的房子有100多年的历史。(Zhè dòng gǔlǎo de fángzi yǒu yībǎi duō nián de lìshǐ.) This ancient house has over 100 years of history.
老是 (lǎo shì) Always
Finally, we can create the word 老是 (lǎo shì) which means ‘always’. The 是 here means ‘to be’. A way of using it in a sentence is 你老是加班。 (Nǐ lǎo shì jiābān.) You always work overtime.