姥姥

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Chinese[edit]

governess; old woman; grandma (maternal) governess; old woman; grandma (maternal)
simp. and trad.
(姥姥)
alt. forms 老老
佬佬

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

姥姥

  1. (colloquial) maternal grandmother; grandma

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 外祖母 (“maternal grandmother”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 外祖母
Mandarin Beijing 姥姥
Taiwan 外婆
Jinan 老娘
Xi'an 舅家奶舅奶外奶
Wuhan 家家
Chengdu 外婆家婆家家
Yangzhou 婆婆
Hefei 外奶奶
Cantonese Guangzhou 婆婆阿婆外婆
Hong Kong 婆婆阿婆外婆
Taishan 外婆
Yangjiang 外婆
Gan Nanchang 阿婆
Hakka Meixian 外阿婆
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 姐婆
Liudui (S. Sixian) 外阿婆阿婆
Hsinchu (Hailu) 姐婆
Dongshi (Dabu) 外阿婆
Zhuolan (Raoping) 姐嬤
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 外媽
Jin Taiyuan 娘娘
Min Bei Jian'ou 畬嫲嫲嫲
Min Dong Fuzhou 外媽
Min Nan Xiamen 阿媽俺媽外媽
Quanzhou 媽仔俺媽外媽
Zhangzhou 阿媽姆媽外媽
Taipei 阿媽外媽
Kaohsiung 阿媽外媽
Tainan 阿媽外媽
Taichung 阿媽外媽
Hsinchu 阿媽外媽
Lukang 阿媽俺媽外媽
Sanxia 阿媽外媽
Yilan 阿媽外媽
Kinmen 俺媽外媽
Magong 阿媽外媽
Penang 阿媽外媽
Philippines (Manila) 外媽
Chaozhou 外媽
Wu Suzhou 外婆
Wenzhou 外婆娘
Xiang Changsha 外婆
Shuangfeng 外婆

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Interjection[edit]

姥姥

  1. (colloquial) bloody hell!; bastards!