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 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
    2. (dialectal, colloquial) breast
    Synonyms[edit]
    Dialectal synonyms of 媽媽 (“mum (face-to-face)”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 母親
    Mandarin Beijing 媽媽
    Taiwan 媽媽
    Tianjin 媽媽
    Harbin 媽媽
    Shenyang 媽媽
    Jinan 媽媽
    Muping
    Luoyang 媽兒
    Jiedian
    Ronghe
    Xi'an
    Xining 阿媽媽媽姆媽
    Xuzhou 媽媽大兒
    Yinchuan
    Lanzhou
    Ürümqi 媽媽阿娘 Hui阿娘子 used with minorities
    Wuhan 姆媽媽媽
    Chengdu 媽媽
    Guiyang
    Liuzhou 阿媽
    Kunming
    Yangzhou 媽媽姆媽
    Nanjing 姆媽
    Hefei 媽爺
    Cantonese Guangzhou 阿媽媽媽
    Hong Kong 媽咪阿媽媽媽
    Dongguan 阿媽阿奶阿姐媽媽 childish媽咪 childish
    Hong Kong (Weitou) 阿媽阿奶
    Taishan
    Yangjiang 阿媽阿娘
    Xinyi 阿媽
    Nanning 媽媽阿媽
    Kuala Lumpur 阿媽媽咪
    Gan Nanchang 姆媽
    Lichuan 姆媽
    Pingxiang 姆媽
    Hakka Meixian 阿姆阿嫲
    Xingning 阿媽
    Qujiang 阿姆
    Xiaosanjiang 阿姆阿嬸
    Changting 姆媽姆娓
    Pingyu
    Wuping 姆姆依呀
    Liancheng
    Ninghua 姆媽
    Yudu 媽媽
    Ruijin 姆媽
    Shicheng 姆媽
    Shangyou
    Miaoli (N. Sixian) 阿姆
    Liudui (S. Sixian) 阿姆姆媽
    Hsinchu (Hailu) 阿姆
    Dongshi (Dabu) 阿姆
    Zhuolan (Raoping) 阿姆
    Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿依
    Hong Kong 阿媽
    Sabah 阿姆
    Senai 阿媽
    Singkawang 阿姆
    Huizhou Jixi
    Jin Taiyuan
    Xinzhou 波哇波波呀呀波呀
    Min Bei Jian'ou 依呀媽媽
    Min Dong Fuzhou 依媽依奶
    Fuqing 依奶媽媽依娜
    Matsu 依奶
    Min Nan Xiamen 阿母阿母仔母仔阿媽阿娘
    Quanzhou 阿母母仔阿娘
    Zhangzhou 阿母母仔
    Taipei 阿母阿娘媽媽
    Kaohsiung 卡桑阿母仔
    Tainan 歐卡桑阿母俺娘仔娘嬭
    Taichung 媽媽阿母
    Hsinchu 媽媽阿娘阿母
    Lukang 阿母阿娘姨仔
    Sanxia 阿母阿娘姨仔
    Yilan 阿母阿娘
    Kinmen 俺娘仔
    Magong 阿母
    Penang 阿母阿媽媽媽
    Singapore 阿母
    Chaozhou 阿媽阿娘阿姈
    Haifeng 媽媽
    Johor Bahru 阿媽媽媽
    Haikou 阿媽阿姐阿娘 dated阿嫂 dated
    Leizhou dated
    Pinghua Nanning 阿媼 dated
    Wu Shanghai 媽媽姆媽
    Suzhou 姆媽
    Hangzhou 姆媽媽媽
    Wenzhou 阿媽阿奶
    Chongming 姆媽
    Danyang
    Jinhua 姆媽
    Ningbo 阿姆姆媽
    Xiang Changsha 媽媽姆媽娘老子
    Shuangfeng 姆媽
    Loudi 依爺姆媽娘老子
    Dialectal synonyms of 媽媽 (“mum (non-face-to-face)”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 母親
    Mandarin Beijing 媽媽
    Taiwan 媽媽
    Tianjin 媽媽
    Harbin 媽媽
    Shenyang 媽媽
    Jinan 媽媽
    Muping
    Jiedian
    Ronghe
    Xi'an
    Xining 阿媽媽媽姆媽
    Xuzhou 媽媽大兒
    Yinchuan
    Lanzhou 老媽
    Ürümqi 老娘
    Wuhan 姆媽媽媽老娘黎山老 slang孟子見 dated slang
    Chengdu 媽媽
    Guiyang 老媽 humorous
    Liuzhou 阿媽娘老老媽子
    Kunming 媽媽
    Yangzhou 媽媽姆媽老娘
    Nanjing 姆媽
    Hefei 媽爺
    Nantong 娘嬭
    Cantonese Guangzhou 老母
    Hong Kong 老母老媽子阿媽媽咪
    Dongguan 阿媽阿奶阿姐老母老乸 Changping媽媽 childish媽咪 childish
    Hong Kong (Weitou) 老母阿奶
    Taishan
    Yunfu 老母
    Yangjiang 阿奶
    Xinyi 老母
    Nanning 老乸
    Kuala Lumpur 老媽子
    Gan Nanchang 姆媽
    Lichuan 家母
    Pingxiang 姆媽娘老子
    Hakka Meixian 哀仔
    Xingning 哀哩阿媽
    Huidong 阿姆
    Qujiang 哀子
    Xiaosanjiang 阿姆
    Changting 哀哩
    Pingyu 哀子
    Wuping 哀哩
    Liancheng
    Ninghua 姆媽
    Ruijin 乳子
    Shicheng
    Shangyou 姐佬
    Miaoli (N. Sixian) 哀仔
    Liudui (S. Sixian) 哀仔
    Hsinchu (Hailu) 哀仔
    Dongshi (Dabu)
    Zhuolan (Raoping) 哀仔
    Yunlin (Zhao'an)
    Hong Kong 阿姆
    Senai 吾媽
    Singkawang
    Huizhou Jixi
    Jin Taiyuan 媽媽
    Xinzhou 波波
    Min Bei Jian'ou
    Min Dong Fuzhou 娘嬭
    Fuqing 娘嬭
    Matsu 娘嬭
    Min Nan Xiamen 老母娘嬭阿娘
    Quanzhou 老母阿娘
    Zhangzhou 老母娘嬭
    Taipei 老母
    Kaohsiung 老母
    Tainan 老母
    Taichung 老母媽媽
    Hsinchu 老母
    Lukang 老母
    Sanxia 老母
    Yilan 老母
    Kinmen 老母俺母
    Magong 老母
    Penang 老母
    Singapore 老母
    Chaozhou 阿嬡
    Shantou
    Haifeng 媽媽
    Johor Bahru 我媽
    Haikou
    Leizhou 尼母尼姨 dated
    Pinghua Nanning 老娘阿媼 dated
    Wu Shanghai
    Suzhou 姆媽
    Hangzhou 姆媽媽媽
    Wenzhou 阿媽阿奶
    Chongming
    Danyang
    Jinhua
    Ningbo 阿娘
    Xiang Changsha 媽媽姆媽娘老子
    Shuangfeng 姆媽
    Loudi 依爺姆媽娘老子
    Dialectal synonyms of 乳房 (“breast”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Classical Chinese
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 乳房
    Mandarin Beijing 咂兒咂咂兒媽媽
    Tianjin 個個
    Harbin 奶子奶胖子咂兒咂咂兒媽兒媽兒
    Hailar 咂咂兒
    Ulan Hot 咂兒奶頭媽媽
    Tongliao 咂兒奶頭
    Chifeng 乳房
    Bayanhot 高高奶頭
    Jinan 媽媽
    Muping 奶子
    Luoyang
    Jiedian
    Xi'an 奶頭
    Qingdao 奶子
    Zhengzhou
    Xining 奶頭
    Xuzhou 媽媽
    Yinchuan 高高
    Lanzhou 苶苶
    Ürümqi 奶子高高
    Wuhan 媽媽
    Chengdu 奶奶包子 humorous
    Guiyang 咪咪
    Guilin
    Liuzhou
    Kunming
    Yangzhou 奶子
    Nanjing 奶兒奶子
    Hefei 奶頭
    Nantong 奶子
    Cantonese Guangzhou 𢆡
    Hong Kong 𢆡
    Shunde 乳房
    Foshan 𢆡
    Zhongshan 𢆡
    Dongguan 𢆡
    Hong Kong (Weitou) 媽仔
    Taishan 𢆡
    Doumen 𢆡
    Kaiping 𢆡
    Shaoguan
    Yunfu 𢆡
    Yangjiang 𢆡
    Xinyi 𢆡
    Nanning
    Wuzhou
    Yulin 𢆡
    Kuala Lumpur 𢆡
    Gan Nanchang
    Lichuan
    Pingxiang
    Hakka Meixian 乳菇
    Xingning 乳菇
    Huidong 乳菇
    Qujiang
    Xiaosanjiang 乳房
    Luchuan
    Changting
    Pingyu 乳菇
    Wuping 乳菇
    Ninghua 乳菇
    Yudu
    Ruijin
    Shicheng 乳菇
    Shangyou
    Miaoli (N. Sixian) 乳菇
    Liudui (S. Sixian) 乳菇
    Hsinchu (Hailu) 乳菇
    Dongshi (Dabu) 乳菇
    Zhuolan (Raoping) 乳菇
    Yunlin (Zhao'an)
    Hong Kong 乳菇
    Sabah
    Senai 乳菇
    Singkawang 乳菇
    Huizhou Shexian
    Tunxi
    Jixi 奶脯
    Jin Taiyuan 奶奶
    Xinzhou 奶奶奶牛奶牛牛
    Baochang
    Jining
    Hohhot 牛牛
    Baotou
    Dongsheng
    Linhe 奶頭
    Haibowan 奶頭
    Min Bei Jian'ou 奶脬奶座
    Min Dong Fuzhou 奶奶
    Changle 奶奶
    Fuqing 奶奶
    Yongtai
    Gutian
    Fu'an
    Ningde
    Shouning
    Zhouning
    Fuding
    Min Nan Xiamen 奶仔
    Quanzhou 奶仔
    Zhangzhou 奶仔
    Taipei
    Kaohsiung
    Tainan
    Taichung
    Wuqi
    Hsinchu
    Taitung
    Lukang
    Sanxia 奶仔
    Yilan
    Kinmen
    Magong
    Penang
    Singapore 奶仔
    Philippines (Manila) 奶仔
    Pingnan
    Chaozhou
    Shantou
    Johor Bahru
    Wenchang
    Haikou
    Puxian Min Putian
    Xianyou
    Pinghua Nanning 奶頭
    Guilin
    Wu Shanghai 奶奶
    Suzhou 奶奶
    Hangzhou 奶奶
    Wenzhou 奶奶
    Chongming
    Danyang 奶奶
    Jinhua 奶窠
    Ningbo 奶奶脯奶脯奶奶
    Xiang Changsha 奶子奶唧唧 childish唧唧 childish
    Shuangfeng 奶婆
    Xiangtan 奶痣婆
    Loudi 奶婆
    Quanzhou 奶婆
    Derived terms[edit]

    Etymology 2[edit]

    For pronunciation and definitions of – 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).