Chinese edit

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

Pronunciation edit


Note:
  • ze4 ze1 - for all instances;
  • ze1 ze1 - female servant/domestic helper.

Noun edit

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

Synonyms edit

Coordinate terms edit

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

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

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

See also edit

Proper noun edit

姐姐

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, informal) Regina Ip

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