ChineseEdit

ancestor; forefather; grandparents female; mother
simp. and trad.
(祖母)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (13) (4)
Final () (23) (137)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡suoX/ /məuX/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡suoX/ /məuX/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡soX/ /məuX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/t͡sɔX/ /məwX/
Li
Rong
/t͡soX/ /muX/
Wang
Li
/t͡suX/ /məuX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡suoX/ /mə̯uX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
mǒu
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
zou2 mau5

NounEdit

祖母

  1. (formal) paternal grandmother
    放假我們一家大小鄉下探望祖母 [MSC, trad.]
    放假我们一家大小乡下探望祖母 [MSC, simp.]
    Fàngjià le, wǒmen yījiādàxiǎo wǎng xiāngxià qù tànwàng zǔmǔ. [Pinyin]
    We had a holiday, so our whole family went to the countryside to visit grandmother.

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5

Grade: 2
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
祖母 (kyūjitai)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 祖母 (MC t͡suoX məuX). Uses the kan'yōon for the character, indicating a sound change within the Japanese language.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

()() (sobo

  1. grandmother

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN