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

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

阿母

  1. (chiefly Min Nan) mother
  2. (Cantonese) co-sister-in-law (wife of husband's elder brother)
  3. (Dongguan Cantonese) maternal aunt (wife of mother's brother)
  4. amah; nurse

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 舅母 (“maternal aunt (wife of mother's brother)”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 舅母
Mandarin Beijing 舅媽
Taiwan 舅媽舅母
Harbin 舅母
Shenyang 舅媽
Jinan 舅母妗子
Muping 舅母
Luoyang 妗子妗兒妗兒
Jiedian 妗子
Xi'an 妗子
Zhengzhou
Xining 舅母
Xuzhou 妗子
Yinchuan 舅媽
Lanzhou 舅母
Ürümqi 舅母
Wuhan 舅媽 >舅娘 <
Chengdu 舅母兒舅媽
Guiyang 舅媽
Guilin 舅娘
Liuzhou 舅媽 >舅娘 <
Kunming 舅媽 >舅母 <
Yangzhou 舅母
Nanjing 舅母
Hefei 舅嫫
Cantonese Guangzhou 妗母舅母
Hong Kong 妗母舅母
Shunde 妗母
Foshan 妗母舅母
Zhongshan 舅母
Dongguan 阿母妗母
Hong Kong (Weitou) 大妗阿妗妗仔
Taishan 阿妗
Doumen 阿妗
Kaiping 阿妗
Shaoguan 舅母
Yunfu 舅母
Yangjiang 舅娘
Xinyi 舅母舅奶
Lianjiang 妗乸
Nanning 妗母
Wuzhou 妗母
Yulin 妗婆
Hepu 妗婆
Kuala Lumpur 舅母
Gan Nanchang 舅母
Lichuan 妗兒
Pingxiang 舅娘
Hakka Meixian 舅姆
Luchuan 舅媽姆舅媽舅婆
Changting 舅姆
Wuping 舅姆
Ninghua 舅母
Yudu 舅母
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 舅姆
Liudui (S. Sixian) 舅姆
Hsinchu (Hailu) 舅姆
Dongshi (Dabu) 舅姆
Zhuolan (Raoping) 舅姆
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 舅姆
Hong Kong 舅母大舅娘 >舅娘仔 <
Sabah 舅娘阿妗
Senai 舅娘
Singkawang 舅姆
Huizhou Shexian 舅姆
Tunxi 舅姆
Jixi 舅姆
Jin Taiyuan 妗妗舅母舅媽
Min Bei Jian'ou 妗奶
Min Dong Fuzhou 娘妗 <>依妗 ><
Fuqing 母妗 <> ><阿妗 ><
Matsu 依妗
Min Nan Xiamen 母妗阿妗 ><
Quanzhou 阿妗
Zhangzhou 母妗阿妗 ><
Taipei 阿妗
Kaohsiung 阿妗
Tainan 阿妗
Taichung 阿妗
Wuqi 阿妗
Hsinchu 阿妗
Taitung 阿妗母妗
Lukang 阿妗
Sanxia 阿妗
Yilan 阿妗
Kinmen 阿妗
Magong 阿妗
Penang
Singapore 阿妗
Philippines (Manila) 阿妗
Chaozhou 阿妗
Shantou 阿妗
Haifeng
Johor Bahru 阿妗
Haikou 妗姩
Leizhou 尼哯 <> ><尼妗 <,<>
Puxian Min Putian 阿妗
Xianyou 阿妗
Pinghua Nanning 妗娘舅娘
Guilin 舅娘
Wu Shanghai 舅媽
Suzhou 舅姆
Hangzhou 舅姆
Wenzhou 妗娘兒
Chongming 舅媽妗媽
Danyang 舅嫚
Jinhua 舅母
Ningbo 舅姆
Xiang Changsha 舅媽舅娘舅娘子
Shuangfeng 舅母基
Loudi 舅母
Quanzhou 舅娘
Note > - wife of mother's elder brother; < - wife of mother's younger brother; >< - face-to-face; <> - non-face-to-face