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elder brother elder brother
simp. and trad.
(哥哥)

PronunciationEdit


Note:
  • go1-4 go1 - vernacular;
  • go1 go1 - literary.
  • Min Nan
  • Wu
  • NounEdit

    哥哥

    1. (literally or figuratively) elder brother; big brother (Classifier: ; )
      哥哥 [MSC, trad.]
      哥哥 [MSC, simp.]
      Tā shì wǒ de gēge. Tā bǐ wǒ dà liǎng suì. [Pinyin]
      He is my elder brother. He is two years older than I.

    SynonymsEdit

    Dialectal synonyms of 哥哥 (“elder brother”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Classical Chinese
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 哥哥, 兄長
    Mandarin Beijing 哥哥,
    Taiwan 哥哥,
    Shenyang 哥哥
    Jinan 哥哥
    Xi'an
    Wuhan 哥哥
    Chengdu 哥哥, 哥老倌兒
    Kunming 哥哥
    Yangzhou 哥哥
    Hefei 哥哥
    Cantonese Guangzhou 大佬, 阿哥, 哥哥
    Hong Kong 大佬, 阿哥, 哥哥
    Taishan
    Yangjiang 大佬, 阿哥
    Gan Nanchang , 哥哥
    Hakka Meixian 阿哥
    Xingning 阿哥
    Huidong (Daling) 阿哥
    Qujiang 哥哥
    Lianshan (Xiaosanjiang) 阿哥
    Changting 老伯
    Pingyu
    Wuping 老伯
    Liancheng 老伯
    Ninghua 老伯
    Ruijin 哥哥, 老兄
    Shicheng 老伯
    Shangyou 老伯
    Miaoli (N. Sixian) 阿哥
    Liudui (S. Sixian) 阿哥
    Hsinchu (Hailu) 阿哥
    Dongshi (Dabu) 阿哥
    Hsinchu (Raoping) 阿哥
    Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿哥
    Sabah 阿哥
    Jin Taiyuan 哥哥,
    Min Bei Jian'ou 哥仔, 哥哥
    Min Dong Fuzhou 依哥
    Min Nan Xiamen 阿兄, 阿哥, 兄哥, 俺兄
    Quanzhou 阿兄
    Zhangzhou 阿兄, 咉兄 non-face-to-face
    Taipei 阿兄, 兄哥, 哥哥
    Penang , 哥哥
    Philippines (Manila) 阿兄
    Chaozhou 阿兄
    Haikou 阿兄 face-to-face, 阿哥 face-to-face, non-face-to-face
    Leizhou face-to-face, 尼兄 face-to-face
    Wu Shanghai 阿哥, 哥哥
    Suzhou 阿哥
    Wenzhou 阿大, 哥哥
    Xiang Changsha 老兄, 哥哥
    Shuangfeng 老兄, 哥哥

    Coordinate termsEdit

    • 姐姐 (jiějie, “older sister”)
    • 妹妹 (mèimei, “younger sister”)
    • 弟弟 (dìdi, “younger brother”)

    Derived termsEdit

    Proper nounEdit

    哥哥

    1. (colloquial) Leslie Cheung (Cantopop singer)