Chinese Grammar learning: 老是/老 + Verb
We have a few ways to say "always" in Chinese, and one of them is to use the word 老是 (lǎoshi).
Structure with a verb
老是 is an adverb, usually translated into English as "always". It expresses that an action or a condition constantly repeats or continues. It also has an unsatisfied or frustrated tone. It can be interchanged with the word 总是.
老是 + Verb
You can use "老" instead of "老是"：
老 + Verb
不要 老是 笑话 别人。
他 老是 喜欢 说 脏 话。
你 老是 加班。
Structure with Adjective
When it is used together with an adjective, it usually has an adverb before it, such as "很, 非常, 这么, 那么" etc.
老是 + (Adverb +) Adjective
你 怎么 老是 这么 高兴？
他 的 脸 老是 很 红，很 可爱。