媽媽

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Chinese[edit]

ma; mamma ma; mamma
trad. (媽媽)
simp. (妈妈)

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

媽媽

  1. (informal) mum (mom); mama
    遵守媽媽叮嚀 / 遵守妈妈叮咛  ―  zūnshǒu māma de dīngníng  ―  to follow mum's advice
Usage notes[edit]
  • Informal term for mother. The more formal term is 母親母亲 (mǔqīn).
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Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of 媽媽 – see 嫲嫲 ("paternal grandmother").
(This term, 媽媽, is a variant form of 嫲嫲.)

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

媽媽 ‎(mama) ‎(hangeul 마마)

  1. Hanja form? of 마마, “(honorific) Your Majesty, His Majesty, Her Majesty”.
  2. (honorific) Madame for a concubine of an ancient high-ranking official
  3. (honorific) goddess allegedly responsible for spreading smallpox
  4. smallpox; pockmark