婆婆

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Chinese[edit]

grandmother; matron; mother-in-law grandmother; matron; mother-in-law
simp. and trad.
(婆婆)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

婆婆

  1. (chiefly Mandarin, Jin) mother-in-law (husband's mother)
  2. (chiefly Cantonese) maternal grandmother
  3. (Gan, dialectal Mandarin) paternal grandmother
  4. (dialectal) old woman
  5. (figuratively, Mainland China) higher authorities; superior; leader

Synonyms[edit]

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
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
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

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