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letter / symbol / character / word / CL:個|个[ge4] / courtesy or style name traditionally given to males aged 20 in dynastic China
阿姨 ā maternal aunt / step-mother / childcare worker / nursemaid / woman of similar age to one's parents (term of address used by child) / CL:個|个[ge4]
háng row / line / commercial firm / line of business / profession / to rank (first, second etc) among one's siblings (by age) / (in data tables) row / (Tw) column
衰老 shuāi lǎo to age / to deteriorate with age / old and weak
dài to substitute / to act on behalf of others / to replace / generation / dynasty / age / period / (historical) era / (geological) eon
享年 xiǎng nián to live to the (ripe) age of
order / discipline / age / era / period / to chronicle
老化 lǎo huà to age (of person or object) / becoming old
大叔 shū eldest of father's younger brothers / uncle (term used to address a man about the age of one's father)
千古 qiān for all eternity / throughout all ages / eternity (used in an elegiac couplet, wreath etc dedicated to the dead)
老骥伏枥 lǎo lit. an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 miles (idiom); fig. aged person with great aspirations
孝敬 xiào jìng to show filial respect / to give presents (to one's elders or superiors) / to support one's aged parents
早衰 zǎo shuāi to age prematurely / premature senescence
反哺 fǎn to support one's parents in their old age / to show filial piety / to to repay / to return a favor
口齿 kǒu chǐ mouth and teeth / enunciation / to articulate / diction / age (of cattle, horses etc)
结发 jié (in former times) to bind one's hair on coming of age
白头偕老 bái tóu xié lǎo (to live together until the) white hairs of old age (idiom); to live to a ripe old age in conjugal bliss / until death do us part
半百 bàn bǎi fifty (usually referring to sb's age)
新丁 xīn dīng new addition to a family (i.e. a birth) / a boy who has just come of age / (in a job etc) newcomer / novice
寿终正寝 shòu zhōng zhèng qǐn to die of old age / to die in one's bed at a ripe old age / (fig.) (of a structure or machine etc) to come to the end of its life
落叶归根 luò guī gēn lit. a falling leaf returns to the roots (idiom) / fig. all things go back to their source eventually / in old age, an expatriate returns home
晚育 wǎn late childbirth / to have a child at a later age
含饴弄孙 hán nòng sūn lit. to play with one's grandchildren while eating candy (idiom) / fig. to enjoy a happy and leisurely old age
虚岁 suì one's age, according to the traditional Chinese method of reckoning (i.e. the number of Chinese calendar years in which one has lived) – In this system, a person's age at birth is one, and increases by one at the beginning of the first solar term 立春[Li4 chun1] each year, rather than on one's birthday. / contrasted with 實歲|实岁[shi2 sui4]
寿终 shòu zhōng to die of old age / to live to a ripe old age / (fig.) (of sth) to come to an end (after a long period of service)


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