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ChineseEdit

 
dear; intimate; parent; relation; closely related; parents-in-law of one's offspring
female; mother
trad. (親母)
simp. (亲母)
anagram 母親母亲

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

親母

  1. (literary) biological mother

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 2

NounEdit

親母 (hiragana おやは, rōmaji oyaha, alternative reading おふくろ, rōmaji ofukuro)

  1. old woman
  2. mother

Usage notesEdit

Similar to English usage of old woman, meaning both "an unrelated older woman" and "one’s own mother."

Word is relatively masculine in usage; a man is likely to use it to refer to his own mother.

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