師奶

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Chinese[edit]

 
a division (milit.); teacher; master; expert; model
breast; lady; milk
trad. (師奶)
simp. (师奶)
alt. forms C奶
C9

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

師奶

  1. (chiefly Cantonese, slightly derogatory in Hong Kong) married woman
    今日晏晝師奶friend飲茶 [Cantonese, trad.]
    今日晏昼师奶friend饮茶 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Ngo5 gam1 jat6 aan3 zau3 joek3 zo2 baan1 si1 naai5-1 fen1 heoi3 jam2 caa4 aa3. [Jyutping]
    I am meeting up with the ladies for dim sum today at noon.
  2. (Cantonese, slightly dated) Mrs.
    我哋尋晚酒樓撞到師奶 [Cantonese, trad.]
    我哋寻晚酒楼撞到师奶 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Ngo5 dei6 cam4 maan5 hai2 zau2 lau4 zong6 dou3-2 can4 si1 naai5-1 aa3. [Jyutping]
    We bumped into Mrs. Chan at the restaurant last night.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Originally, it was a neutral everyday term, but starting from the mid 1990s, the term has gained negative connotations in Hong Kong. The stereotypical 師奶 is a middle-aged married woman who is ignorant and easily tempted by petty gains.