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  1. Growing Old Together

  2. Laos

  3. Lao Tzu / Laozi

  4. Teacher / Master / Old Sage

  5. Big Brother

  6. Fountain of Youth

  7. The White Hairs of Old Age

  8. Loving Grandfather

  9. Dear Grandfather

10. Loving Grandmother

11. Dear Grandmother

12. You are only as old as you feel

13. Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice


Growing Old Together

xié lǎo
kairou
Growing Old Together Scroll

This Chinese, Japanese, and Korean word means to grow old together, or growing old together.

This will be a nice wall scroll to hang in your home if your plan is to grow old with your mate.

lǎo wō
Laos Scroll

老撾 is the Chinese name for the country of Laos.


See Also:  Asia

Lao Tzu / Laozi

lǎo zǐ
roushi
Lao Tzu / Laozi Scroll

Depending on the romanization scheme you use, this man's name can be spelled Laozi, Lao Tzu, or Lao Tze. In older English usage, he was known as Laocius. He is believed to have lived around 500 B.C.

He was a Chinese philosopher, founder of Daoism/Taoism, credited with being the author of the sacred and wise book of Daoism/Taoism.

There is a theory that Lao Tzu's soul traveled to India and was reborn as the Buddha.

Teacher / Master / Old Sage

lǎo shī
Teacher / Master / Old Sage Scroll

老師 directly translates as, "old teacher", "old master", or "old sage".

Together, they are understood as "teacher". When you think about that, also realize that with age comes respect in Asian cultures. So calling someone old is actually a term of respect (not like the way we mean it in English). You could actually replace "old" with "respected" and be closer to the way this is meant in Chinese.

Teachers, in general, are more respected by their students and the population in China. When I was a teacher in China, I certainly felt that.

This term is also used for masters of certain fields. For instance, a master calligrapher would respectfully be addressed as "teacher". In fact, in this case, "master" and "teacher" are synonymous.

Other artists (especially those are famous or accomplished) should be addressed with this term. Also, some schools of martial arts use this term of respect for their masters/teachers/instructors.


This title is recognized in Japanese as "roushi" with the same meaning but it’s rarely used in Japan.

Big Brother

lǎo dà gē
Big Brother Scroll

老大哥 is how to write "big brother" in Chinese.

It literally means "respected big brother".


This does not have the same idiomatic meaning in Chinese as it does in English regarding government surveillance etc.

Fountain of Youth

bù lǎo quán
furousen
Fountain of Youth Scroll

不老泉 is fountain of youth in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

不老 directly means not [getting] old. 不老泉 is usually translated as eternal youth.

泉 means fountain.

The White Hairs of Old Age

Until death do us part
bái tóu xié lǎo
The White Hairs of Old Age Scroll

This Chinese proverb means (to live together until the) white hairs of old age.

白頭偕老 is the Chinese way to say, "to live to a ripe old age in conjugal bliss" or "until death do us part".

Loving Grandfather

Maternal (Northern China)
cí xiáng de lǎo ye
Loving Grandfather Scroll

慈祥的老爺 is what you would call your maternal grandfather (mother's father) in Northern China with the adjective/title "Dear" on the front.

Dear Grandfather

Maternal (Northern China)
qín ài de lǎo ye
Dear Grandfather Scroll

親愛的姥爺 is what you would call your maternal grandfather (mother's father) in Northern China with the adjective/title "Dear" on the front.

Loving Grandmother

Maternal (Northern China)
cí xiáng de lǎo lao
Loving Grandmother Scroll

慈祥的姥姥 is "Loving Grandmother" in the common way to refer to your mother's mother (maternal grandmother) in Northern China.

Dear Grandmother

Maternal (Northern China)
qín ài de lǎo lao
Dear Grandmother Scroll

親愛的姥姥 is the common way to refer to your mother's mother (maternal grandmother) in Northern China with the adjective/title "Dear" on the front.

You are only as old as you feel

You're only old if you think you're old
bú pà rén lǎo zhǐ pà xīn lǎo
You are only as old as you feel Scroll

This literally translates as: Do not be concerned about being old; be concerned about a mind which is old.

Figuratively, this means: Your are not as old as you look, you are only as old as you think you are.

Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice

Ability is more important than looks
bù guǎn hēi māo bái māo néng zhuō zhe lǎo shǔ de jiù shì hǎo mǎo
Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice Scroll

This literally translates as: It doesn't matter [if a] cat [is] black [or] white, [as long as it] can catch mice, it's a good cat.

This proverb was either composed or made famous by Deng XiaoPing in 1961 when he exclaimed, "I don't care if it's a white cat or a black cat. It's a good cat so long as it catches mice" when his critics pointed out that his ideas were Capitalistic (free market). The response was meant to say, "It does not matter if it's Communist or Capitalist, as long as it works".

This Chinese proverb can be used to suggest one should disregard looks or a person's race, as long as they can do the job. It can also be used as a metaphor for many other situations.


Deng XiaoPing probably saved China from collapse (as the Soviet Union experienced). He changed China’s economy from pure Communism to a hybrid where the free market (Capitalism) is encouraged. More about Deng XiaoPing


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Growing Old Together偕老kairou / kairoxié lǎo / xie2 lao3 / xie lao / xielaohsieh lao / hsiehlao
Laos老撾
老挝
lǎo wō / lao3 wo1 / lao wo / laowo
Lao Tzu
Laozi
老子roushi / roshilǎo zǐ / lao3 zi3 / lao zi / laozilao tzu / laotzu
Teacher
Master
Old Sage
老師
老师
lǎo shī / lao3 shi1 / lao shi / laoshilao shih / laoshih
Big Brother老大哥lǎo dà gē
lao3 da4 ge1
lao da ge
laodage
lao ta ko
laotako
Fountain of Youth不老泉furousen / furosenbù lǎo quán
bu4 lao3 quan2
bu lao quan
bulaoquan
pu lao ch`üan
pulaochüan
pu lao chüan
The White Hairs of Old Age白頭偕老
白头偕老
bái tóu xié lǎo
bai2 tou2 xie2 lao3
bai tou xie lao
baitouxielao
pai t`ou hsieh lao
paitouhsiehlao
pai tou hsieh lao
Loving Grandfather慈祥的老爺
慈祥的老爷
cí xiáng de lǎo ye
ci2 xiang2 de lao3 ye
ci xiang de lao ye
cixiangdelaoye
tz`u hsiang te lao yeh
tzuhsiangtelaoyeh
tzu hsiang te lao yeh
Dear Grandfather親愛的姥爺
亲爱的姥爷
qín ài de lǎo ye
qin2 ai4 de lao3 ye
qin ai de lao ye
qinaidelaoye
ch`in ai te lao yeh
chinaitelaoyeh
chin ai te lao yeh
Loving Grandmother慈祥的姥姥cí xiáng de lǎo lao
ci2 xiang2 de lao3 lao
ci xiang de lao lao
cixiangdelaolao
tz`u hsiang te lao lao
tzuhsiangtelaolao
tzu hsiang te lao lao
Dear Grandmother親愛的姥姥
亲爱的姥姥
qín ài de lǎo lao
qin2 ai4 de lao3 lao
qin ai de lao lao
qinaidelaolao
ch`in ai te lao lao
chinaitelaolao
chin ai te lao lao
You are only as old as you feel不怕人老隻怕心老
不怕人老只怕心老
bú pà rén lǎo zhǐ pà xīn lǎo
bu2 pa4 ren2 lao3 zhi3 pa4 xin1 lao3
bu pa ren lao zhi pa xin lao
buparenlaozhipaxinlao
pu p`a jen lao chih p`a hsin lao
pupajenlaochihpahsinlao
pu pa jen lao chih pa hsin lao
Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice不管黑貓白貓能捉著老鼠的就是好貓
不管黑猫白猫能捉着老鼠的就是好猫
bù guǎn hēi māo bái māo néng zhuō zhe lǎo shǔ de jiù shì hǎo mǎo
bu4 guan3 hei1 mao1 bai2 mao1 neng2 zhuo1 zhe lao3 shu3 de jiu4 shi4 hao3 mao3
bu guan hei mao bai mao neng zhuo zhe lao shu de jiu shi hao mao
pu kuan hei mao pai mao neng cho che lao shu te chiu shih hao mao
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

偕老

see styles
xié lǎo / xie2 lao3
hsieh lao
 kairou / kairo / かいろう
Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice Scroll
to grow old together
growing old together

老子

see styles
lǎo zi / lao3 zi5
lao tzu
 roushi / roshi / ろうし
Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice Scroll
father; daddy; "I, your father" (in anger, or out of contempt); I (used arrogantly or jocularly)
Laozi; Lao Tzu; Lao Tse; (person) Laozi (semi-legendary Chinese philosopher and deity)
Laozi, or Laocius, the accepted founder of the Daoists. The theory that his soul went to India and was reborn as the Buddha is found in the 齊書 History of the Qi dynasty 顧歡傳.

老師


老师

see styles
lǎo shī / lao3 shi1
lao shih
 roushi / roshi / ろうし
Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice Scroll
teacher; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
old priest; sage; (Zen) teacher
old master

老撾


老挝

see styles
lǎo/ lao3 wo1
lao wo
Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice Scroll
Laos

老大哥

see styles
lǎo dà gē / lao3 da4 ge1
lao ta ko
Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice Scroll
big brother

see styles
lǎo / lao3
lao
round-bottomed wicker basket; (dialect) to lift; to carry on one's shoulder

see styles
lǎo / lao3
lao
male; man (Cantonese)

see styles
lǎo / lao3
lao
a noise; a sound

see styles
lǎo / lao3
lao
basket

see styles
lǎo / lao3
lao
flooded; heavy rain

see styles
lǎo / lao3
lao
name of a tribe

see styles
lǎo / lao3
lao
 rou / ro / ろう
prefix 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
(n,n-pref,n-suf) (1) old age; age; old people; the old; the aged; senior; elder; (pronoun) (2) (archaism) (humble language) (used by the elderly) I; me; my humble self; (surname) Rou
jarā; old, old age; old age, decay (Skt. jarā)

see styles
lǎo / lao3
lao
spokes


see styles
lǎo / lao3
lao
rhodium (chemistry)

二老

see styles
èr lǎo / er4 lao3
erh lao
mother and father; parents

仫佬

see styles
lǎo / mu4 lao3
mu lao
Mulao ethnic group of Guangxi

元老

see styles
yuán lǎo / yuan2 lao3
yüan lao
 genrou / genro / げんろう
senior figure; elder; doyen
(1) elder statesman; doyen; old-timer; authority; (2) Genro (member of a pre-WWII body that informally advised the emperor)

八老

see styles
lǎo / ba1 lao3
pa lao
"the Eight Great Eminent Officials" of the CCP, abbr. for 八大元老[Ba1 Da4 Yuan2 lao3]

北佬

see styles
běi lǎo / bei3 lao3
pei lao
northerner, person from Northern China (Cantonese)

古老

see styles
lǎo / gu3 lao3
ku lao
 korou / koro / ころう
ancient; old; age-old
old people; seniors; elders; old-timer

啃老

see styles
kěn lǎo / ken3 lao3
k`en lao / ken lao
(coll.) to live with and depend on one's parents even upon reaching adulthood

國老


国老

see styles
guó lǎo / guo2 lao3
kuo lao
 koku rō
national elder

垂老

see styles
chuí lǎo / chui2 lao3
ch`ui lao / chui lao
approaching old age

基佬

see styles
lǎo / ji1 lao3
chi lao
(slang) gay guy

大佬

see styles
lǎo / da4 lao3
ta lao
big shot (leading some field or group); godfather

姆佬

see styles
lǎo / mu3 lao3
mu lao
Mulao ethnic group of Guangxi

姥姥

see styles
lǎo lao / lao3 lao5
lao lao
(coll.) mother's mother; maternal grandmother

姥娘

see styles
lǎo niáng / lao3 niang2
lao niang
maternal grandmother (dialectal)

姥爺


姥爷

see styles
lǎo ye / lao3 ye5
lao yeh
maternal grandfather (dialectal)

姥鯊


姥鲨

see styles
lǎo shā / lao3 sha1
lao sha
basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

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