有奶便是娘

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Chinese[edit]

 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
breast; lady; milk
 
advantageous; cheap; ordinary; plain; convenient; handy; easy; then; so; thus; to relieve oneself
 
is; are; am; yes; to be
mother; young lady
simp. and trad.
(有奶便是娘)
便

Etymology[edit]

Literally: The person who feeds me with milk is my mother.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

有奶便是娘

  1. One obeys those who give him money or power.

References[edit]

  • "有奶便是娘" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2009-02-08.
  • 1985, Jingrong (ed.) Wu, The Pinyin CHINESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY (in Mandarin/English), Beijing, Hong Kong: The Commercial Press, ISBN 0471867969:
  • "有奶便是娘" (in Mandarin/English), Dr. eye. URL accessed on 2009-02-08.