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(阿拉)

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Etymology 1Edit

Originally Ningbonese. Due to an influx of migrants from Ningbo to Shanghai, this has supplanted the original Shanghainese 我伲 or .

is from (MC ŋɑX, “I; me”). is a plural marker, also seen in 伊拉 (“they; them”).

PronounEdit

阿拉 (Wu, including Ningbo, Shanghai)

  1. we; us
    阿拉上海人咖啡長大 [Shanghainese, trad.]
    阿拉上海人咖啡长大 [Shanghainese, simp.]
    We Shanghainese grew up drinking coffee.
    阿拉好朋友 [Shanghainese, trad.]
    阿拉好朋友 [Shanghainese, simp.]
    The two of us are good friends.
  2. I; me
    講道理阿拉 [Shanghainese, trad.]
    讲道理阿拉 [Shanghainese, simp.]
    You are being unreasonable; I’m not talking to you anymore. [girl, cute-sounding]
SynonymsEdit
Dialectal synonyms of 我們 (“we”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese , 吾儕, 我等, 我曹, 我輩
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 我們
Mandarin Beijing 我們, 姆們
Taiwan 我們
Tianjin 我們
Harbin 我們
Jinan 我們, 俺們, , 俺這伙
Muping
Luoyang 我們, 俺們,
Wanrong 我的,
Xi'an 俺的,
Xining 我們
Xuzhou
Yinchuan 卬們
Lanzhou 我們
Ürümqi 我們
Wuhan 我們
Chengdu 我們
Guiyang 我們
Liuzhou 我們
Yangzhou 我們, , 我輩兒
Nanjing 我們
Hefei 我們
Nantong 我恁
Malaysia 我們
Singapore 我們
Cantonese Guangzhou 我哋
Hong Kong 我哋
Hong Kong (Kam Tin Weitou) 我哋
Macau 我哋
Panyu 我哋
Huadu (Huashan) 我哋
Conghua 我啲
Zengcheng 我班人
Foshan 我哋
Nanhai (Shatou) 我哋
Shunde 我哋
Sanshui 我哋
Gaoming (Mingcheng) 我哋
Zhongshan (Shiqi) 我哋
Zhuhai (Qianshan) 我哋
Doumen (Shangheng Tanka) 我哋
Doumen
Jiangmen (Baisha)
Xinhui
Taishan
Kaiping (Chikan)
Enping (Niujiang) 我喊齊
Heshan (Yayao)
Dongguan 我哋
Bao'an (Shajing) 我哋
Yangjiang
Nanning 我哋
Kuala Lumpur 我哋
Gan Nanchang 我個俚, 我等, 我們
Lichuan 我多
Pingxiang 我俚, 巷俚
Hakka Meixian 𠊎等人, 𠊎兜人, 𠊎儕
Xingning 𠊎兜人
Huizhou (Huicheng Bendihua) 我大家, 我茶家
Huidong (Daling) 𠊎兜人
Dongguan (Qingxi) 𠊎兜
Shenzhen (Shatoujiao) 𠊎兜
Zhongshan (Nanlang Heshui) 伢哋
Qujiang 𠊎俚
Conghua (Lütian) 𠊎兜
Changting 𠊎儕們, 𠊎儕
Pingyu 𠊎等人, 𠊎兜
Wuping 𠊎等人
Ninghua 𠊎人, 𠊎多人
Yudu 𠊎底
Ruijin 𠊎班人
Shicheng 𠊎郎人
Shangyou 𠊎子人
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 𠊎兜, 𠊎等, 𠊎兜人, 𠊎兜儕, 𠊎這兜
Liudui (S. Sixian) 𠊎等, 𠊎等人
Hsinchu (Hailu) 𠊎兜, 𠊎等, 𠊎兜人, 𠊎兜儕
Dongshi (Dabu) 吾等, 吾這兜, 吾這兜人
Hsinchu (Raoping) 𠊎兜, 𠊎等, 𠊎兜人, 𠊎兜儕
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 𠊎人
Senai 吾兜
Huizhou Jixi 我人
Jin Taiyuan 我們, 俺們
Xinzhou 俺們,
Min Bei Jian'ou 我人, 我伙人
Songxi 俺叢人
Zhenghe 我人
Jianyang 我人, 我伙人
Min Dong Fuzhou 我各儂, 儂家各儂
Changle 儂家
Fuqing 儂家, 儂家各儂, 我各儂
Pingtan 儂家
Yongtai 儂家各儂
Gutian 我各儂
Fu'an 我儕
Ningde 我儕儂, 我儕
Shouning 我儂
Zhouning 我儕
Fuding 我儂
Min Nan Xiamen
Tong'an
Quanzhou
Jinjiang
Nan'an
Shishi
Hui'an
Anxi
Yongchun
Dehua
Zhangzhou
Longhai
Changtai
Hua'an
Nanjing
Pinghe
Zhangpu
Yunxiao
Zhao'an
Dongshan
Taipei
Kaohsiung
Tainan
Taichung
Hsinchu
Lukang
Sanxia
Yilan
Kinmen
Magong
Penang 我儂
Singapore 我儂
Philippines (Manila)
Longyan 我儂
Zhangping 我儂
Datian 我伙
Chaozhou
Shantou
Haifeng , 阮儂
Haikou 我儂
Leizhou 我儂
Puxian Min Putian 我輩
Xianyou , 我輩
Pinghua Nanning 我哋
Wu Shanghai 阿拉, 我伲 dated, dated
Suzhou
Hangzhou 我們
Wenzhou 我倈
Chongming 我俚
Danyang 我己
Jinhua 我浪,
Tangxi 我道
Ningbo 阿拉,
Xiang Changsha 我們
Shuangfeng 我俚, 卬俚
Loudi 我俺
Dialectal synonyms of (“I”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese , , , , , ,
Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
Mandarin Beijing
Taiwan
Jinan ,
Xi'an
Wuhan
Chengdu
Yangzhou
Hefei
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Hong Kong (Kam Tin Weitou)
Macau
Panyu
Huadu (Huashan)
Conghua
Zengcheng
Foshan
Nanhai (Shatou)
Shunde
Sanshui
Gaoming (Mingcheng)
Zhongshan (Shiqi)
Zhuhai (Qianshan)
Doumen (Shangheng Tanka)
Doumen
Jiangmen (Baisha) 𠊎
Xinhui
Taishan
Kaiping (Chikan)
Enping (Niujiang)
Heshan (Yayao)
Dongguan
Bao'an (Shajing)
Yangjiang
Nanning
Danzhou
Gan Nanchang
Hakka Meixian 𠊎
Huizhou (Huicheng Bendihua)
Dongguan (Qingxi) 𠊎
Shenzhen (Shatoujiao) 𠊎
Zhongshan (Nanlang Heshui) 𠊎
Heyuan (Bendihua) 𠊎
Liannan 𠊎
Conghua (Lütian) 𠊎
Jiexi 𠊎
Changting 𠊎
Wuping 𠊎
Ninghua 𠊎
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 𠊎
Liudui (S. Sixian) 𠊎
Hsinchu (Hailu) 𠊎
Dongshi (Dabu) 𠊎
Hsinchu (Raoping) 𠊎
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 𠊎
Hong Kong 𠊎
Jin Taiyuan
Min Bei Jian'ou
Min Dong Fuzhou ,
Min Nan Xiamen ,
Quanzhou ,
Zhangzhou ,
Taipei ,
Kaohsiung ,
Penang
Philippines (Manila)
Chaozhou
Shantou
Haifeng
Wenchang , humble, used by someone in the younger generation
Wu Shanghai , , 阿拉
Suzhou ,
Wenzhou
Ningbo , 我儂, 像我
Xiang Changsha
Shuangfeng ,

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Arabic اَللّٰه(allāh).

Proper nounEdit

阿拉

  1. Allah
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