祖家

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Chinese[edit]

ancestor; forefather; grandparents
 
home; family; ‑ist; ‑er; ‑ian; measure word for stores and schools
simp. and trad.
(祖家)

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祖家

  1. (literary) family descended from the same ancestor
  2. homeland; land of one's ancestors
    1. (Hong Kong, Singapore, historical) Britain or England
      祖家多多女人男人 [MSC, trad.]
      祖家多多女人男人 [MSC, simp.]
      From: 1886, Lim Hiong Seng, Handbook of the Swatow Vernacular, "Lesson VII. Exercises."
      Do6 zou2 gê1 u6 gê1 gê1 ze1 niê5, ghao5 guê3 da1 bou1. [Pinyin]
      There are many ladies in England cleverer than men.