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阿姨

ChineseEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

阿姨

  1. (informal, affectionate) auntie: one's (maternal) aunt, one's mother's 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, & al.

SynonymsEdit

  • (informal) 姨媽, 姨妈
  • (formal) 姨母 (see also forms of address by seniority listed there)

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