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grandmother; matron; mother-in-law grandmother; matron; mother-in-law
simp. and trad.
(婆婆)

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婆婆

  1. (chiefly Mandarin, Jin) mother-in-law (husband's mother)
  2. (Cantonese, dialectal Mandarin, dialectal Hakka, dialectal Jin, dialectal Wu, Taining Gan, Jianyang Min Bei, Shaowu Min) maternal grandmother
  3. (Gan, dialectal Mandarin, dialectal Xiang, dialectal Wu) paternal grandmother
  4. (dialectal) old woman
  5. (figuratively, Mainland China) higher authorities; superior; leader

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