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ChineseEdit

 
old; aged; venerable; outdated; experienced; (affectionate prefix)
trad. (老闆/老板) /
simp. (老板)
variant forms 老版

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NounEdit

老闆

  1. shop owner; business proprietor
  2. boss; chief
    老闆拖欠工資 [MSC, trad.]
    老板拖欠工资 [MSC, simp.]
    Lǎobǎn tuōqiàn wǒ de gōngzī. [Pinyin]
    My boss is behind on paying my wages.
    老闆試用 [MSC, trad.]
    老板试用 [MSC, simp.]
    Lǎobǎn shuō tā xiǎng xiān shìyòng nǐ liù ge yuè. [Pinyin]
    The boss said he would like to put you on six months probation first.

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 老闆 (“boss; proprietor”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 老闆
Mandarin Beijing 老闆
Taiwan 老闆, 頭家
Cantonese Guangzhou 事頭, 老細, 老闆, 波士
Hong Kong 事頭, 老細, 老闆, 波士
Taishan 事頭, 老細, 老闆
Gan Nanchang 老闆
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 頭家
Liudui (S. Sixian) 頭家
Hsinchu (Hailu) 頭家
Dongshi (Dabu) 頭家
Hsinchu (Raoping) 頭家
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 頭家
Jin Taiyuan 老闆, 掌櫃, 掌櫃的
Min Dong Fuzhou 老闆
Min Nan Xiamen 頭家
Quanzhou 頭家
Zhangzhou 頭家
Taipei 老闆, 頭家
Kaohsiung 頭家
Tainan 老闆, 頭家
Taichung 頭家
Hsinchu 頭家
Lukang 頭家
Sanxia 頭家
Yilan 老闆, 頭家
Kinmen 頭家
Magong 頭家
Philippines (Manila) 頭家
Wu Shanghai 老闆
Xiang Changsha 老闆

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