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

PronunciationEdit


Note:
  • go1-4 go1 - vernacular;
  • go1 go1 - literary.

NounEdit

哥哥

  1. (literally or figuratively) older brother, 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 阿哥
Qujiang 哥哥
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
Zhuolan (Raoping) 阿哥
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 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
Taipei 阿兄兄哥哥哥
Penang 哥哥
Philippines (Manila) 阿兄
Chaozhou 阿兄
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

See alsoEdit

  • 弟弟 (dìdi, “younger brother”)
  • 姐姐 (jiějie, “older sister”)
  • 妹妹 (mèimèi, “younger sister”)
  • 細佬细佬 (“(Cantonese) younger brother”)
  • 細妹细妹 (“(Cantonese) younger sister”)

Proper nounEdit

哥哥

  1. (colloquial) Leslie Cheung (Cantopop singer)