親母

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Chinese[edit]

 
dear; intimate; parent; relation; closely related; parents-in-law of one's offspring
female; mother
trad. (親母)
simp. (亲母)
anagram 母親母亲

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

親母

  1. (literary) biological mother

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 2

Noun[edit]

親母 (hiragana おやは, rōmaji oyaha, alternative reading おふくろ, rōmaji ofukuro)

  1. old woman
  2. mother

Usage notes[edit]

Similar to English usage of old woman, meaning both "an unrelated older woman" and "one’s own mother."

Word is relatively masculine in usage; a man is likely to use it to refer to his own mother.

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