ChineseEdit

older sister older sister
simp. and trad.
(姐姐)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

姐姐

  1. elder sister; big sister (Classifier: ; )
    昨天晚上姐姐打電話 [MSC, trad.]
    昨天晚上姐姐打电话 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ zuótiān wǎnshàng gěi jiějiě dǎ diànhuà le. [Pinyin]
    I phoned my sister last night.
  2. Term of address for a female not much older than oneself.
  3. (archaic) female servant
  4. (Hong Kong Cantonese) female domestic helper

SynonymsEdit

Coordinate termsEdit

  • 妹妹 (mèimei, “younger sister”)
  • 哥哥 (gēge, “elder brother”)
  • 弟弟 (dìdi, “younger brother”)

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • 姐妹 (jiěmèi, “elder sister and younger sister; sisters”)

See alsoEdit