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(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.); flatter; an initial particle; prefix to names of people
one's mother's sister; aunt
simp. and trad.
(阿姨)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

阿姨

  1. (informal, affectionate) maternal aunt (mother's sister)
    1. (Cantonese) one's mother's younger sister
  2. (affectionate) auntie: a form of address for any woman around one's mother's age
  3. A form of address for working-age female caretakers, including nurses, cleaning ladies, live-in staff, etc.
  4. (euphemistic) mom; mother

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 姨母 (“maternal aunt (mother's sister)”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 從母
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 姨母
Mandarin Beijing 姨媽 §姨兒
Taiwan 阿姨姨媽
Harbin
Shenyang 姨娘 §
Hailar
Ulan Hot
Tongliao 姨娘
Chifeng
Bayanhot 姨媽
Jinan
Muping
Luoyang
Jiedian
Xi'an 姨媽 > <
Zhengzhou
Xining 姨娘
Xuzhou
Yinchuan 姨媽
Lanzhou 姨娘
Ürümqi 姨媽 >姨姨 <姨娘 Hui
Wuhan 姨娘姨媽 §小姨 <
Chengdu 姨媽娘娘
Guiyang 姨媽
Guilin 姨媽
Liuzhou 姨媽 >姨娘 <
Kunming 姨媽
Yangzhou 姨娘
Nanjing 姨媽 >姨娘 <
Hefei 姨媽 §姨娘
Nantong 姨媽 >姨娘 <姨姨 <
Cantonese Guangzhou 姨媽 >阿姨 < <
Hong Kong 姨媽 >阿姨 < <姨姨 <
Shunde 姨媽 >阿姨 <
Foshan 姨媽 >阿姨 <
Zhongshan 姨媽 >姨仔 <
Dongguan 阿姨大姨 >姨仔 <
Hong Kong (Weitou) 大姨阿姨
Taishan 大姨 >阿姨 <
Doumen 阿姨
Kaiping 阿姨
Shaoguan 姨媽阿姨
Yunfu 阿姨
Yangjiang 大姨 >阿姨 <
Xinyi 𡜵奶
Lianjiang 𡜵奶 > <
Nanning 姨母阿母阿姨阿娘
Wuzhou 阿姨
Yulin 姨婆娘大姨細姨
Hepu 姨婆
Kuala Lumpur 姨媽阿姨
Gan Nanchang 姨娘
Lichuan 大姨 >小姨 <
Pingxiang 姨娘
Hakka Meixian 阿姨
Luchuan 阿姨
Yudu 姨奶
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 阿姨
Liudui (S. Sixian) 阿姨
Hsinchu (Hailu) 阿姨
Dongshi (Dabu) 阿姨
Zhuolan (Raoping) 阿姨
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿姨
Hong Kong 大姨 >姨仔 <
Senai 阿姨
Singkawang 阿姨
Huizhou Jixi
Shexian
Tunxi
Jin Taiyuan
Xinzhou 姨姨 non-face-to-face姨姨啊 face-to-face
Baochang
Jining
Hohhot 姨姨
Baotou
Dongsheng
Linhe 姨姨
Haibowan 姨媽
Min Bei Jian'ou 嫲仔姨嫲
Min Dong Fuzhou 依姨
Changle 依姨
Fuqing 大姨 >姨囝 <
Yongtai 依姨
Gutian 大姨 >細姨 <
Fu'an
Ningde
Shouning 姨奶
Zhouning 姨奶 >阿姨 <
Fuding 姨奶
Matsu 依姨
Min Nan Xiamen 姨母 >阿姨 <
Quanzhou 阿姨
Zhangzhou 姨母 >阿姨 <
Taipei 阿姨
Kaohsiung 阿姨
Tainan 阿姨
Taichung 阿姨
Wuqi 阿姨
Hsinchu 阿姨
Taitung 阿姨
Lukang 阿姨
Yilan 阿姨
Magong 阿姨
Penang 阿姨
Singapore 阿姨
Philippines (Manila) 阿姨
Pingnan 姨仔 >細姨 <
Chaozhou 阿姨
Shantou 阿姨母姨
Haifeng
Johor Bahru 阿姨
Haikou 姨母阿姨
Leizhou 尼姨姨仔阿姨阿尼姨
Puxian Min Putian 阿姨
Xianyou 阿姨
Pinghua Nanning 阿娘
Wu Shanghai 姨媽阿姨
Suzhou 娘姨娒娒 >阿姨 <
Hangzhou 姨娘
Wenzhou 阿娘
Chongming 娘姨
Danyang 姨娘
Jinhua 姨娘
Ningbo 姨嬤 >姨娘 >阿姨 <
Xiang Changsha 姨媽 §姨子 not §
Shuangfeng 大大娘 >姨基 <
Loudi 大姨娘 >姨唧 <
Quanzhou 娘娘
Note § - married; > - mother's elder sister; < - mother's younger sister

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