|(affectionate prefix)||maternal aunt|
|simp. and trad.
- Cantonese (Jyutping): aa3 ji4-1
- Hakka (Pha̍k-fa-sṳ): â-yì
- Min Nan (POJ): a-î
- Min Nan
- (informal, affectionate) auntie: one's (maternal) aunt, one's mother's sister
- (childish, affectionate) auntie: a form of address for any woman around one's mother's age
- A form of address for working-age female caretakers, including nurses, cleaning ladies, live-in staff, & al.