姨媽

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Chinese[edit]

maternal aunt mom
mum
trad. (姨媽)
simp. (姨妈)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

姨媽

  1. (Mandarin, informal, affectionate) auntie; maternal aunt (mother's sister)
  2. (Cantonese) maternal aunt (mother's elder sister)
  3. (Min Nan) great-aunt (grandmother's sister)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (informal, affectionate) 阿姨 (āyí), 姨姨
  • (formal) 姨母 (yímǔ) (see also forms of address by seniority listed there)
  • (great-aunt): 姨婆

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