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(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.); flatter; an initial particle; prefix to names of people
elder brother
simp. and trad.
(阿哥)
 
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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from the Xianbei language; see ().

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (34) (28)
Final () (94) (94)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʔɑ/ /kɑ/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʔɑ/ /kɑ/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɑ/ /kɑ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʔa/ /ka/
Li
Rong
/ʔɑ/ /kɑ/
Wang
Li
/ɑ/ /kɑ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔɑ/ /kɑ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
ē

NounEdit

阿哥

  1. (chiefly Cantonese, Hakka, Min, Wu) elder brother
SynonymsEdit
  • (short form) ()
Dialectal synonyms of 哥哥 (“elder brother”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 哥哥, 兄長
Mandarin Beijing 哥哥,
Taiwan 哥哥,
Shenyang 哥哥
Jinan 哥哥
Xi'an
Wuhan 哥哥
Chengdu 哥哥, 哥老倌兒
Kunming 哥哥
Yangzhou 哥哥
Hefei 哥哥
Cantonese Guangzhou 大佬, 阿哥, 哥哥
Hong Kong 大佬, 阿哥, 哥哥
Taishan
Yangjiang 大佬, 阿哥
Gan Nanchang , 哥哥
Hakka Meixian 阿哥
Xingning 阿哥
Huidong (Daling) 阿哥
Qujiang 哥哥
Lianshan (Xiaosanjiang) 阿哥
Changting 老伯
Pingyu
Wuping 老伯
Liancheng 老伯
Ninghua 老伯
Ruijin 哥哥, 老兄
Shicheng 老伯
Shangyou 老伯
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 阿哥
Liudui (S. Sixian) 阿哥
Hsinchu (Hailu) 阿哥
Dongshi (Dabu) 阿哥
Hsinchu (Raoping) 阿哥
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿哥
Sabah 阿哥
Jin Taiyuan 哥哥,
Min Bei Jian'ou 哥仔, 哥哥
Min Dong Fuzhou 依哥
Min Nan Xiamen 阿兄, 阿哥, 兄哥, 俺兄
Quanzhou 阿兄
Zhangzhou 阿兄, 咉兄 non-face-to-face
Taipei 阿兄, 兄哥, 哥哥
Penang , 哥哥
Philippines (Manila) 阿兄
Chaozhou 阿兄
Haikou 阿兄 face-to-face, 阿哥 face-to-face, non-face-to-face
Leizhou face-to-face, 尼兄 face-to-face
Wu Shanghai 阿哥, 哥哥
Suzhou 阿哥
Wenzhou 阿大, 哥哥
Xiang Changsha 老兄, 哥哥
Shuangfeng 老兄, 哥哥

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Phono-semantic matching of Manchu ᠠᡤᡝ (age).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

阿哥

  1. (Manchu term of address) son
  2. Title of a Manchu emperor's son not yet of age.