阿姨

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Chinese[edit]

(affectionate prefix) maternal aunt
simp. and trad.
(阿姨)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

阿姨

  1. (informal, affectionate) auntie; maternal aunt (mother's sister)
    1. (Cantonese) one's mother's younger sister
  2. (childish, affectionate) auntie: a form of address for any woman around one's mother's age
  3. A form of address for working-age female caretakers, including nurses, cleaning ladies, live-in staff, etc.
  4. (euphemistic) mom; mother

Synonyms[edit]

  • (mother's sister):
    • (informal) 姨媽姨妈 (yímā)
    • (formal) 姨母 (yímǔ) (see also forms of address by seniority listed there)

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