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(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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Particularly: “Wu”

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 Guangzhou Cantonese, dialectal Hakka, Zhejiang Wu) paternal aunt (wife of father's elder brother)
  6. (Xichang 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
Dialectal synonyms of 媽媽 (“mum (face-to-face)”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 母親
Mandarin Beijing 媽媽
Taiwan 媽媽
Tianjin 媽媽
Harbin 媽媽
Shenyang 媽媽
Jinan 媽媽
Muping
Luoyang 媽兒
Jiedian
Ronghe
Xi'an
Xining 阿媽媽媽姆媽
Xuzhou 媽媽大兒
Yinchuan
Lanzhou
Ürümqi 媽媽阿娘 Hui阿娘子 used with minorities
Wuhan 姆媽媽媽
Chengdu 媽媽
Guiyang
Liuzhou 阿媽
Kunming
Yangzhou 媽媽姆媽
Nanjing 姆媽
Hefei 媽爺
Cantonese Guangzhou 阿媽媽媽
Hong Kong 媽咪阿媽媽媽
Dongguan 阿媽阿奶阿姐媽媽 childish媽咪 childish
Hong Kong (Weitou) 阿媽阿奶
Taishan
Yangjiang 阿媽阿娘
Xinyi 阿媽
Nanning 媽媽阿媽
Kuala Lumpur 阿媽媽咪
Gan Nanchang 姆媽
Lichuan 姆媽
Pingxiang 姆媽
Hakka Meixian 阿姆阿嫲
Xingning 阿媽
Qujiang 阿姆
Xiaosanjiang 阿姆阿嬸
Changting 姆媽姆娓
Pingyu
Wuping 姆姆依呀
Liancheng
Ninghua 姆媽
Yudu 媽媽
Ruijin 姆媽
Shicheng 姆媽
Shangyou
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 阿姆
Liudui (S. Sixian) 阿姆姆媽
Hsinchu (Hailu) 阿姆
Dongshi (Dabu) 阿姆
Zhuolan (Raoping) 阿姆
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿依
Hong Kong 阿媽
Sabah 阿姆
Senai 阿媽
Singkawang 阿姆
Huizhou Jixi
Jin Taiyuan
Xinzhou 波哇波波呀呀波呀
Min Bei Jian'ou 依呀媽媽
Min Dong Fuzhou 依媽依奶
Fuqing 依奶媽媽依娜
Matsu 依奶
Min Nan Xiamen 阿母阿母仔母仔阿媽阿娘
Quanzhou 阿母母仔阿娘
Zhangzhou 阿母母仔
Taipei 阿母阿娘媽媽
Kaohsiung 卡桑阿母仔
Tainan 歐卡桑阿母俺娘仔娘嬭
Taichung 媽媽阿母
Hsinchu 媽媽阿娘阿母
Lukang 阿母阿娘姨仔
Sanxia 阿母阿娘姨仔
Yilan 阿母阿娘
Kinmen 俺娘仔
Magong 阿母
Penang 阿母阿媽媽媽
Singapore 阿母
Chaozhou 阿媽阿娘阿姈
Haifeng 媽媽
Johor Bahru 阿媽媽媽
Haikou 阿媽阿姐阿娘 dated阿嫂 dated
Leizhou dated
Pinghua Nanning 阿媼 dated
Wu Shanghai 媽媽姆媽
Suzhou 姆媽
Hangzhou 姆媽媽媽
Wenzhou 阿媽阿奶
Chongming 姆媽
Danyang
Jinhua 姆媽
Ningbo 阿姆姆媽
Xiang Changsha 媽媽姆媽娘老子
Shuangfeng 姆媽
Loudi 依爺姆媽娘老子
Dialectal synonyms of 媽媽 (“mum (non-face-to-face)”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 母親
Mandarin Beijing 媽媽
Taiwan 媽媽
Tianjin 媽媽
Harbin 媽媽
Shenyang 媽媽
Jinan 媽媽
Muping
Jiedian
Ronghe
Xi'an
Xining 阿媽媽媽姆媽
Xuzhou 媽媽大兒
Yinchuan
Lanzhou 老媽
Ürümqi 老娘
Wuhan 姆媽媽媽老娘黎山老 slang孟子見 dated slang
Chengdu 媽媽
Guiyang 老媽 humorous
Liuzhou 阿媽娘老老媽子
Kunming 媽媽
Yangzhou 媽媽姆媽老娘
Nanjing 姆媽
Hefei 媽爺
Nantong 娘嬭
Cantonese Guangzhou 老母
Hong Kong 老母老媽子阿媽媽咪
Dongguan 阿媽阿奶阿姐老母老乸 Changping媽媽 childish媽咪 childish
Hong Kong (Weitou) 老母阿奶
Taishan
Yunfu 老母
Yangjiang 阿奶
Xinyi 老母
Nanning 老乸
Kuala Lumpur 老媽子
Gan Nanchang 姆媽
Lichuan 家母
Pingxiang 姆媽娘老子
Hakka Meixian 哀仔
Xingning 哀哩阿媽
Huidong 阿姆
Qujiang 哀子
Xiaosanjiang 阿姆
Changting 哀哩
Pingyu 哀子
Wuping 哀哩
Liancheng
Ninghua 姆媽
Ruijin 乳子
Shicheng
Shangyou 姐佬
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 哀仔
Liudui (S. Sixian) 哀仔
Hsinchu (Hailu) 哀仔
Dongshi (Dabu)
Zhuolan (Raoping) 哀仔
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Hong Kong 阿姆
Senai 吾媽
Singkawang
Huizhou Jixi
Jin Taiyuan 媽媽
Xinzhou 波波
Min Bei Jian'ou
Min Dong Fuzhou 娘嬭
Fuqing 娘嬭
Matsu 娘嬭
Min Nan Xiamen 老母娘嬭阿娘
Quanzhou 老母阿娘
Zhangzhou 老母娘嬭
Taipei 老母
Kaohsiung 老母
Tainan 老母
Taichung 老母媽媽
Hsinchu 老母
Lukang 老母
Sanxia 老母
Yilan 老母
Kinmen 老母俺母
Magong 老母
Penang 老母
Singapore 老母
Chaozhou 阿嬡
Shantou
Haifeng 媽媽
Johor Bahru 我媽
Haikou
Leizhou 尼母尼姨 dated
Pinghua Nanning 老娘阿媼 dated
Wu Shanghai
Suzhou 姆媽
Hangzhou 姆媽媽媽
Wenzhou 阿媽阿奶
Chongming
Danyang
Jinhua
Ningbo 阿娘
Xiang Changsha 媽媽姆媽娘老子
Shuangfeng 姆媽
Loudi 依爺姆媽娘老子
Dialectal synonyms of 祖母 (“paternal grandmother”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 祖母
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 祖母
Mandarin Beijing 奶奶
Taiwan 奶奶
Jinan 奶奶
Xi'an
Wuhan 婆婆奶奶
Chengdu 婆婆奶奶
Yangzhou 奶奶
Hefei 奶奶
Cantonese Guangzhou 嫲嫲阿嫲
Hong Kong 嫲嫲阿嫲
Taishan 阿人
Yangjiang 阿婆阿嫲
Gan Nanchang 奶奶婆婆
Hakka Meixian 阿婆
Xingning 阿婆
Huidong 阿婆
Qujiang 娭姐
Xiaosanjiang 阿婆
Changting 娭姐
Pingyu 阿婆
Ruijin 奶奶
Shicheng
Shangyou 奶奶
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 阿婆
Liudui (S. Sixian) 阿婆阿嬤
Hsinchu (Hailu) 阿婆
Dongshi (Dabu) 阿婆阿奶
Zhuolan (Raoping) 阿嬤阿婆
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿媽
Jin Taiyuan 奶奶
Min Bei Jian'ou 嫲嫲奶奶
Min Dong Fuzhou 依媽
Min Nan Xiamen 阿媽俺媽內媽
Quanzhou 媽仔俺媽內媽
Zhangzhou 阿媽姆媽內媽
Taipei 阿媽內媽
Kaohsiung 阿媽內媽
Tainan 阿媽內媽
Taichung 阿媽內媽
Hsinchu 阿媽內媽
Lukang 阿媽俺媽內媽
Sanxia 阿媽內媽
Yilan 阿媽內媽
Kinmen 俺媽內媽
Magong 阿媽內媽
Penang 阿媽內媽
Chaozhou 阿媽
Wu Shanghai 阿婆
Suzhou 好婆好親婆親婆
Wenzhou 祖婆娘祖婆娘娘
Chongming 阿婆
Xiang Changsha 娭毑
Shuangfeng 奶奶
Dialectal synonyms of 伯母 (“paternal aunt (wife of father's elder brother)”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 伯母
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 伯母
Mandarin Beijing 大媽
Taiwan 伯母
Harbin 大娘
Shenyang 大娘
Jinan 大娘
Muping 大媽
Luoyang 大媽大娘
Jiedian 親嬤大大
Ronghe
Xi'an 媽媽
Xuzhou 大娘
Yinchuan 大媽親媽 Hui
Lanzhou 禡禡
Ürümqi 嬸嬸
Wuhan 女伯伯伯媽伯伯
Chengdu 伯娘伯母
Guiyang 伯媽
Liuzhou 伯媽伯娘
Yangzhou 大媽媽
Nanjing 大媽
Hefei 大大
Nantong 嬤嬤
Cantonese Guangzhou 伯娘
Hong Kong 伯娘
Dongguan 伯娘
Hong Kong (Weitou) 伯娘
Taishan 阿姆
Yangjiang 阿姆
Xinyi 伯奶
Nanning 伯母伯娘
Kuala Lumpur 伯母
Gan Nanchang 母娘伯娘
Lichuan 大娘大兒
Pingxiang 姆姆
Hakka Meixian 伯姆
Xingning 阿劃
Huidong 阿娘
Qujiang 伯姆
Xiaosanjiang 伯姆
Changting 伯姆
Pingyu 伯姆
Wuping 伯姆
Liancheng 伯姆
Ninghua 姐姐
Yudu 伯奶奶奶
Ruijin 娭娭
Shicheng 姐姐
Shangyou 姐姐
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 伯姆
Liudui (S. Sixian) 伯姆
Hsinchu (Hailu) 伯姆
Dongshi (Dabu) 伯姆
Zhuolan (Raoping) 伯姆
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 伯㜷
Hong Kong 阿娘
Sabah 阿娘伯娘
Senai 阿娘
Singkawang 伯姆
Huizhou Jixi 媽媽
Jin Taiyuan 媽媽大娘
Xinzhou 伯娘伯娘啊
Min Bei Jian'ou 伯奶奶奶
Min Dong Fuzhou 依姆姆姆
Fuqing
Matsu 依姆
Min Nan Xiamen 阿姆姆仔
Quanzhou 阿姆姆仔
Zhangzhou 阿姆
Taipei 阿姆
Kaohsiung 阿姆
Tainan 阿姆
Taichung 阿姆
Wuqi 阿姆
Hsinchu 阿姆
Taitung 阿姆
Lukang 阿姆
Yilan 阿姆
Magong 阿姆
Penang 阿姆
Singapore 阿姆
Philippines (Manila) 阿姆
Chaozhou 阿姆
Haifeng
Johor Bahru 阿姆
Haikou 伯姩
Leizhou 尼姆
Pinghua Nanning 伯娘
Wu Shanghai 伯母
Suzhou 姆娒
Hangzhou 大媽媽大姆媽
Wenzhou 阿嬤
Chongming 媽媽
Danyang 娘娘
Jinhua 姆媽
Ningbo 阿姆
Xiang Changsha 伯媽伯伯
Shuangfeng 伯基
Loudi 伯唧
Dialectal synonyms of 姑姑 (“paternal aunt (father's sister)”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 姑母
Mandarin Beijing 姑媽 §姑姑姑兒娘兒
Taiwan 姑姑
Harbin 姑姑
Shenyang 姑姑
Jinan 姑姑
Muping
Luoyang
Jiedian
Ronghe
Xi'an 姑媽
Xining 娘娘
Xuzhou 姑娘姑姑姑兒
Yinchuan 姑媽
Lanzhou 娘娘
Ürümqi 姑媽 姑姑
Wuhan 姑媽 §娘娘葉葉小爹 dated
Chengdu 姑媽 §娘娘
Guiyang 姑媽 §娘娘 ‡≠
Liuzhou 姑媽 阿姑
Kunming 姑媽 §
Yangzhou 娘娘
Nanjing 姑媽 娘娘
Hefei 姑佬佬佬
Nantong 姑媽
Cantonese Guangzhou 姑媽 姑姐
Hong Kong 姑媽 姑姐
Dongguan 阿姑姑媽
Hong Kong (Weitou) 大姑 姑仔
Taishan 大姑 姑仔
Yangjiang 大姑 阿姑
Gan Nanchang 姑娘姑姑大娘大姑娘
Lichuan
Pingxiang 姑娘
Hakka Meixian 阿姑
Yudu 姑姑姑姊
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 阿姑
Liudui (S. Sixian) 阿姑
Hsinchu (Hailu) 阿姑
Dongshi (Dabu) 阿姑
Zhuolan (Raoping) 阿姑
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿姑
Hong Kong 大姑 姑仔
Huizhou Jixi 姑姑
Jin Taiyuan 姑姑姑媽
Xinzhou 姑姑 姑姑啊
Min Bei Jian'ou 姑姑
Min Dong Fuzhou 姑媽 依姑
Fuqing 姑姐 大姐 阿姑
Matsu 依姑
Min Nan Xiamen 阿姑
Quanzhou 阿姑
Zhangzhou 阿姑
Taipei 阿姑
Kaohsiung 阿姑
Tainan 阿姑
Taichung 阿姑
Wuqi 阿姑
Hsinchu 阿姑
Taitung 阿姑
Lukang 阿姑
Yilan 阿姑
Magong 阿姑
Penang 阿姑
Singapore 阿姑
Philippines (Manila) 阿姑
Chaozhou 阿姑
Shantou 阿姑
Haikou 姑母 阿姑
Leizhou 姑母尼姑 ‡∅ ‡¶父姑
Pinghua Nanning 姑母
Wu Shanghai 娘娘姑母姑媽
Suzhou 嬤嬤 娘娘
Hangzhou 乾娘
Wenzhou 阿娘
Chongming 姑娘
Danyang 親嫚
Jinhua 娘娘
Ningbo 姑嬤 阿姑
Xiang Changsha 姑媽 §姑子
Shuangfeng 大基 嫚嫚
Loudi 大唧 嫚嫚
Note † - father's elder sister; ‡ - father's younger sister; § - married; ≠ - unmarried; ¶ - face-to-face; ∅ - non-face-to-face

Pronunciation 2Edit


NounEdit

阿娘

  1. (Min Nan, dated) mistress (a female master)
    1. (Zhangzhou and Taiwanese Min Nan) 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 Min Nan) to assume the behaviour of a young rich lady