阿公

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Chinese[edit]

 
(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.)
(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.); flatter; an initial particle; prefix to names of people
 
just; honorable; public
just; honorable; public; common; fair; duke; mister
trad. (阿公)
simp. #(阿公)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

阿公

  1. (dialectal Mandarin, dialectal Cantonese, Hakka, Min, dialectal Wu, dialectal Xiang) paternal grandfather
  2. (dialectal Mandarin, Cantonese, Gan, Min Nan, Southern Sixian Hakka) maternal grandfather
  3. (dialectal Mandarin, dialectal Hakka, Wu, dialectal Xiang) father-in-law (husband's father)
  4. (Singapore Hokkien, slang) the government
    阿公死爸 [Hokkien, trad.]
    阿公死爸 [Hokkien, simp.]
    A-kong sī sí-pē ū lui ê. [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]
    The government has a lot of money.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (paternal grandfather):
  • (maternal grandfather):
  • (father-in-law):
  • (government):
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Descendants[edit]

  • Amis: akong
  • English: Ah Kong
  • Indonesian: engkong