老母

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Chinese[edit]

 
old; aged; venerable; outdated; experienced; (affectionate prefix)
female; mother
simp. and trad.
(老母)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

老母

  1. (chiefly Cantonese, Min Nan, informal, non-face-to-face) mom; mother

Usage notes[edit]

In Cantonese, it may be considered offensive.

Synonyms[edit]

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
Jinan
Xi'an
Wuhan 姆媽媽媽
Chengdu 媽媽
Yangzhou 媽媽姆媽
Hefei 媽爺
Cantonese Guangzhou 老母
Hong Kong 老母阿媽媽咪
Yangjiang 阿奶
Gan Nanchang 姆媽
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 阿姆哀仔
Liudui (S. Sixian) 阿姆唔媽哀仔
Hsinchu (Hailu) 阿姆哀仔
Dongshi (Dabu) 阿姆細阿妹
Zhuolan (Raoping) 阿姆哀仔
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿依
Jin Taiyuan 媽媽
Min Dong Fuzhou 娘奶
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
Yilan 老母
Lukang 老母
Sanxia 老母
Kinmen 老母俺母
Magong 老母
Hsinchu 老母
Chaozhou 阿嬡
Wu Shanghai
Suzhou
Wenzhou 阿媽阿奶
Xiang Changsha 媽媽姆媽娘老子
Shuangfeng 姆媽

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

老母

  1. (literary) one's aging mother
  2. old woman