外家

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Chinese[edit]

 
outside; in addition; foreign; external
 
home; family; ‑ist; ‑er; ‑ian; measure word for stores and schools
simp. and trad.
(外家)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

外家

  1. maternal grandparents' home
  2. (dialectal) married woman's parents' home
  3. (literary) home of one's husband's parents-in-law
  4. (historical) outside family of a man formed with a mistress or concubine
  5. (historical) mistress of a man

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 娘家 (“married woman's parents' home”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 娘家
Mandarin Beijing 娘家
Taiwan 娘家
Cantonese Guangzhou 外家
Hong Kong 外家
Hakka Meixian 妹家
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 外家妹家
Liudui (S. Sixian) 外家妹家
Hsinchu (Hailu) 外家
Dongshi (Dabu) 妹家外家
Zhuolan (Raoping) 外家妹家
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 外家
Min Dong Fuzhou 外家
Matsu 外家
Min Nan Xiamen 外家後頭某後頭
Quanzhou 外家後頭某後頭
Zhangzhou 外家