姐姐

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Chinese[edit]

older sister older sister
simp. and trad.
(姐姐)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

姐姐

  1. elder sister; big sister   (Classifier: ; )
    昨天晚上姐姐打電話 [MSC, trad.]
    昨天晚上姐姐打电话 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ zuótiān wǎnshàng gěi jiějiě dǎdiànhuà le. [Pinyin]
    I phoned my sister last night.
  2. Term of address for a (young) female older than oneself.
  3. (archaic) female servant
  4. (Hong Kong Cantonese) female domestic helper

Synonyms[edit]

  • 姊姊 (zǐzǐ, “elder sister”)

Related terms[edit]

  • 姐妹 (jiěmèi, “elder sister and younger sister; sisters”)
  • 妹妹 (mèimèi, “younger sister”)

See also[edit]

  • 哥哥 (gēge, “elder brother”)
  • 弟弟 (dìdi, “younger brother”)
  • 姊姊 (zǐzǐ, jiějie, “(Taiwanese) older sister”)
  • 大姊 (tōa-chí, “(Min Nan) older sister”)
  • 細妹细妹 (“(Cantonese) younger sister”)