Last modified on 25 January 2013, at 04:15

親母

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 2

NounEdit

親母 (hiragana おやは, romaji oyaha) 親母 (hiragana おふくろ, romaji ofukuro)

  1. old woman
  2. mother

Usage notesEdit

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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