ChineseEdit

 
(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.)
(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.); flatter; an initial particle; prefix to names of people
 
father; dad; pa
father; dad; pa; papa
simp. and trad.
(阿爸)

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit


Note: aa3 baa1 - esp. for "Abba".

NounEdit

阿爸

  1. (regional) dad; papa
    阿爸寨子山歌 [MSC, trad.]
    阿爸寨子山歌 [MSC, simp.]
    Xiǎo Gāng de ābà shì quán zhàizi de shāngē wáng. [Pinyin]
    Little Gang's father is the king of folk singing in his village.
    阿爸唔知 [Cantonese, trad. and simp.]
    Ngo5 mong4 dou3 aa3 baa1-4 sing3 mat1 dou1 m4 zi1. [Jyutping]
    I'm so busy I can't even remember my dad’s surname.
  2. (Christianity) Abba

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