媽媽

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See also: 妈妈

Chinese[edit]

mother; mama mother; mama
trad. (媽媽)
simp. (妈妈)

Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • maa1-4 maa1 - vernacular;
  • maa1 maa1 - literary.
  • Jin
  • Min Bei
  • Min Dong
  • Min Nan
  • Wu
  • Xiang
  • 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
      媽媽味道 / 妈妈味道  ―  māma de wèidào  ―  the taste of mum's cooking
      這麼淘氣媽媽擔心才怪 [MSC, trad.]
      这么淘气妈妈担心才怪 [MSC, simp.]
      Nǐ zhème táoqì, māma bù dānxīn cáiguài! [Pinyin]
      You are such a naughty kid. It'd be surprising if your mum were not worried.
      一輩子媽媽監視 [MSC, trad.]
      一辈子妈妈监视 [MSC, simp.]
      Wǒ yībèizi dōu bèi māma jiānshì. [Pinyin]
      Mum has kept tabs on me all my life.
    2. (dialectal, colloquial) breast
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    Etymology 2[edit]

    mother; mama mother; mama
    trad. (媽媽)
    simp. (妈妈)
    alternative forms 嫲嫲 Min Bei

    Pronunciation[edit]


    Noun[edit]

    媽媽

    1. (Min Bei, Ninghua Hakka, dialectal Wu, Fuliang Huizhou) paternal grandmother
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    Etymology 3[edit]

    mother; mama mother; mama
    trad. (媽媽)
    simp. (妈妈)

    Pronunciation[edit]


    Noun[edit]

    媽媽

    1. (Min Bei) mother-in-law (husband's mother)
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    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).