ChineseEdit

 
(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.)
(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.); flatter; an initial particle; prefix to names of people
mother; young lady
simp. and trad.
(阿娘)

Pronunciation 1Edit


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NounEdit

阿娘

  1. (dialectal Mandarin, dialectal Cantonese, Huaining Gan, Xiayang Min Bei, Min Nan, Jinxiang Wu, Chenxi Xiang) mother
  2. (Zhejiang Wu, Pinghua) paternal grandmother
  3. (Fuqing Min Dong, Leizhou Min) mother-in-law (husband's mother)
  4. (Chixi Taishanese) mother-in-law (wife's mother)
  5. (Du'an Mandarin, dialectal Cantonese, dialectal Hakka, Zhejiang Wu) paternal aunt (wife of father's elder brother)
  6. (dialectal Hakka) paternal aunt (wife of father's younger brother)
  7. (dialectal Mandarin, Conghua Cantonese, Wu) paternal aunt (father's sister)
  8. (Yunnan Mandarin, Wenzhou Wu) maternal aunt (mother's sister)
  9. (Simao Mandarin) sister-in-law (husband's younger sister)
  10. (Sanming) wife
  11. (Cantonese, dated) father's primary wife
  12. (Wenzhou Wu, dated) father's concubine
  13. (Min Bei) woman
  14. (obsolete, polite) elderly woman
SynonymsEdit

Pronunciation 2Edit


NounEdit

阿娘

  1. (Min Nan, dated) mistress (a female master)
    1. (Zhangzhou and Taiwanese Hokkien) A term of address used by a maidservant for the mistress.

PronounEdit

阿娘

  1. (Min Nan, dated, in love songs) you (female singular)

VerbEdit

阿娘

  1. (Quanzhou Hokkien) to assume the behaviour of a young rich lady