阿伯

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Chinese[edit]

 
(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.); flatter; an initial particle; prefix to names of people
 
father's elder brother; senior; paternal elder uncle; eldest of brothers; respectful form of address
simp. and trad.
(阿伯)

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Noun[edit]

阿伯

  1. (Cantonese, Hakka, Min Nan, dialectal Mandarin) paternal uncle (father's elder brother)
  2. (Cantonese, Hakka, Min Nan, informal) old man
    阿伯成日喺度食煙到死 [Cantonese, trad.]
    阿伯成日喺度食烟到死 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Jau5 go3 aa3 baak3 sing4 jat6 co5 hai2 dou6 sik6 jin1, cau3 dou3 sei2. [Jyutping]
    There's always an old man who sits here and smokes, and it reeks.