祖父

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Chinese[edit]

ancestral father
simp. and trad.
(祖父)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

祖父

  1. (formal) paternal grandfather (one's father's father)
    祖父 [MSC, trad.]
    祖父 [MSC, simp.]
    zǔfù jì bù huì dú yòu bù huì xiě. [Pinyin]
    My grandfather can neither read nor write.

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 祖父 (“paternal grandfather”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 祖父
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 祖父
Mandarin Beijing 爺爺
Taiwan 爺爺
Jinan 爺爺
Xi'an
Wuhan 爹爹爺爺
Chengdu 爺爺
Yangzhou 爹爹
Hefei 爹爹
Cantonese Guangzhou 阿爺
Hong Kong 爺爺阿爺
Taishan 阿爺
Yangjiang 阿公阿爺
Gan Nanchang 爺爺公公
Hakka Meixian 阿公
Xingning 阿公
Huidong 阿公
Qujiang 公爹
Xiaosanjiang 阿公
Changting 公爹
Pingyu 阿公
Wuping 公爹
Liancheng
Ninghua 公公
Ruijin 公公
Shicheng 公公
Shangyou 爹爹
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 阿公
Liudui (S. Sixian) 阿公
Hsinchu (Hailu) 阿公
Dongshi (Dabu) 阿爹阿公
Zhuolan (Raoping) 阿公
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿公
Jin Taiyuan 爺爺
Min Bei Jian'ou 公公爹爹老爹 face-to-face
Min Dong Fuzhou 依公
Min Nan Xiamen 阿公俺公內公 non-face-to-face
Quanzhou 阿公內公 non-face-to-face
Zhangzhou 阿公內公 non-face-to-face
Taipei 阿公俺公內公 non-face-to-face; mT
Kaohsiung 阿公
Tainan 阿公
Taichung 阿公
Hsinchu 阿公
Lukang 阿公俺公
Sanxia 阿公
Yilan 阿公
Kinmen 俺公
Magong 阿公
Chaozhou 阿公
Wu Shanghai 爺爺老爹
Suzhou 阿爹
Wenzhou 祖公爺 non-face-to-face阿爺 face-to-face
Xiang Changsha 爹爹公公
Shuangfeng 公公
Note mT - mainstream Taiwanese (no particular region identified)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5 Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “Needs substantial expansion, with multiple etym sections for readings: oji, ōji, , jiji, jijī, sofu.”

Noun[edit]

祖父 (hiragana そふ, rōmaji sofu)

  1. a grandfather

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