哥哥

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Chinese[edit]

elder brother elder brother
simp. and trad.
(哥哥)

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • go1-4 go1 - vernacular;
  • go1 go1 - literary.
  • Min Nan
  • Wu
  • Noun[edit]

    哥哥

    1. (literally or figuratively) older brother, elder brother, big brother (Classifier: ; )
      哥哥 [MSC, trad.]
      哥哥 [MSC, simp.]
      Tā shì wǒ de gēge. Tā bǐ wǒ dà liǎng suì. [Pinyin]
      He is my elder brother. He is two years older than I.

    Synonyms[edit]

    Dialectal synonyms of 哥哥 (“elder brother”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Classical Chinese
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 哥哥兄長
    Mandarin Beijing 哥哥
    Taiwan 哥哥
    Shenyang 哥哥
    Jinan 哥哥
    Xi'an
    Wuhan 哥哥
    Chengdu 哥哥哥老倌兒
    Kunming 哥哥
    Yangzhou 哥哥
    Hefei 哥哥
    Cantonese Guangzhou 大佬阿哥哥哥
    Hong Kong 大佬阿哥哥哥
    Taishan
    Yangjiang 大佬阿哥
    Gan Nanchang 哥哥
    Hakka Meixian 阿哥
    Xingning 阿哥
    Huidong 阿哥
    Qujiang 哥哥
    Xiaosanjiang 阿哥
    Changting 老伯
    Pingyu
    Wuping 老伯
    Liancheng 老伯
    Ninghua 老伯
    Ruijin 哥哥老兄
    Shicheng 老伯
    Shangyou 老伯
    Miaoli (N. Sixian) 阿哥
    Liudui (S. Sixian) 阿哥
    Hsinchu (Hailu) 阿哥
    Dongshi (Dabu) 阿哥
    Hsinchu (Raoping) 阿哥
    Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿哥
    Sabah 阿哥
    Jin Taiyuan 哥哥
    Min Bei Jian'ou 哥仔哥哥
    Min Dong Fuzhou 依哥
    Min Nan Xiamen 阿兄阿哥兄哥俺兄
    Quanzhou 阿兄
    Zhangzhou 阿兄
    Taipei 阿兄兄哥哥哥
    Penang 哥哥
    Philippines (Manila) 阿兄
    Chaozhou 阿兄
    Wu Shanghai 阿哥哥哥
    Suzhou 阿哥
    Wenzhou 阿大哥哥
    Xiang Changsha 老兄哥哥
    Shuangfeng 老兄哥哥

    See also[edit]

    • 弟弟 (dìdi, “younger brother”)
    • 姐姐 (jiějie, “older sister”)
    • 妹妹 (mèimèi, “younger sister”)
    • 細佬细佬 (“(Cantonese) younger brother”)
    • 細妹细妹 (“(Cantonese) younger sister”)

    Proper noun[edit]

    哥哥

    1. (colloquial) Leslie Cheung (Cantopop singer)