阿姨

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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
one's mother's sister; aunt
simp. and trad.
(阿姨)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (34) (36)
Final () (94) (15)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʔɑ/ /jiɪ/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʔɑ/ /ji/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɑ/ /jɪ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʔa/ /ji/
Li
Rong
/ʔɑ/ /i/
Wang
Li
/ɑ/ /ji/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔɑ/ /i/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
ē

Noun[edit]

阿姨

  1. (informal, endearing) maternal aunt (mother's sister)
    萬萬想到阿姨殺手 [MSC, trad.]
    万万想到阿姨杀手 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā wànwàn méi xiǎngdào tā de āyí shì shāshǒu. [Pinyin]
    She never suspected for a minute that her aunty was a killer.
    1. (Cantonese) one's mother's younger sister
  2. (endearing) auntie (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

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