奶奶

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Chinese[edit]

breast; lady; milk breast; lady; milk
simp. and trad.
(奶奶)

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Noun[edit]

奶奶

  1. (chiefly Mandarin, Jin, Min Bei, informal, affectionate) paternal grandmother, gramma, granny
  2. (Cantonese, dialectal Hakka) mother-in-law (husband's mother)
  3. (Cantonese, Min Nan) lady; madam
    奶奶 [Cantonese, trad.]
    奶奶 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Naai5-4 naai5-2, sik6 dak1 faan6 laa3! [Jyutping]
    Dinner is ready, ma'am!
Synonyms[edit]
  • (paternal grandmother):
Dialectal synonyms of 祖母 (“paternal grandmother”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 祖母
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 祖母
Mandarin Beijing 奶奶
Taiwan 奶奶
Jinan 奶奶
Xi'an
Wuhan 婆婆奶奶
Chengdu 婆婆奶奶
Yangzhou 奶奶
Hefei 奶奶
Cantonese Guangzhou 嫲嫲阿嫲
Hong Kong 嫲嫲阿嫲
Taishan 阿人
Yangjiang 阿婆阿嫲
Gan Nanchang 奶奶婆婆
Hakka Meixian 阿婆
Xingning 阿婆
Huidong 阿婆
Qujiang 娭姐
Xiaosanjiang 阿婆
Changting 娭姐
Pingyu 阿婆
Ruijin 奶奶
Shicheng
Shangyou 奶奶
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 阿婆
Liudui (S. Sixian) 阿婆阿嬤
Hsinchu (Hailu) 阿婆
Dongshi (Dabu) 阿婆阿奶
Zhuolan (Raoping) 阿嬤阿婆
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿媽
Jin Taiyuan 奶奶
Min Bei Jian'ou 嫲嫲奶奶
Min Dong Fuzhou 依媽
Min Nan Xiamen 阿媽俺媽內媽
Quanzhou 媽仔俺媽內媽
Zhangzhou 阿媽姆媽內媽
Taipei 阿媽內媽
Kaohsiung 阿媽內媽
Tainan 阿媽內媽
Taichung 阿媽內媽
Hsinchu 阿媽內媽
Lukang 阿媽俺媽內媽
Sanxia 阿媽內媽
Yilan 阿媽內媽
Kinmen 俺媽內媽
Magong 阿媽內媽
Penang 阿媽內媽
Chaozhou 阿媽
Wu Shanghai 阿婆
Suzhou 好婆好親婆親婆
Wenzhou 祖婆娘祖婆娘娘
Chongming 阿婆
Xiang Changsha 娭毑
Shuangfeng 奶奶
  • (mother-in-law):
Dialectal synonyms of 婆婆 (“husband's mother; mother-in-law”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 婆婆
Mandarin Beijing 婆婆
Taiwan 婆婆
Jinan 婆婆
Xi'an
Wuhan 婆婆
Chengdu 婆婆老人婆
Yangzhou
Hefei 婆婆老婆婆
Cantonese Guangzhou 家婆奶奶
Hong Kong 家婆奶奶
Taishan 家婆
Yangjiang 家婆
Gan Nanchang 婆子
Hakka Meixian 家娘
Xingning 家娘
Huidong 家娘
Qujiang 家娘婆
Xiaosanjiang 家婆
Changting 家娘
Pingyu 家娘
Wuping 家娘
Liancheng 家娘
Ninghua 家婆
Ruijin 家婆奶奶
Shicheng 家婆
Shangyou 家婆
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 家娘
Liudui (S. Sixian) 家娘
Hsinchu (Hailu) 家娘
Dongshi (Dabu) 家娘
Zhuolan (Raoping) 家娘
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 家婆
Jin Taiyuan 婆婆
Min Bei Jian'ou 嫲嫲
Min Dong Fuzhou 大家
Min Nan Xiamen 大家
Quanzhou 大家
Zhangzhou 大家
Taipei 大家
Kaohsiung 大家
Tainan 大家
Taichung 大家
Hsinchu 大家
Lukang 大家
Sanxia 大家
Yilan 大家仔
Kinmen 親姆
Magong 大家
Penang
Chaozhou 大家
Wu Suzhou 阿婆
Wenzhou 大家娘
Xiang Changsha 家娘
Shuangfeng 家娘
See also[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Noun[edit]

奶奶

  1. (Sichuan) breast
  2. (Sichuan, childish in Cantonese) milk
Derived terms[edit]