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(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.)
(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.); flatter; an initial particle; prefix to names of people
grandpa; etc.; old gentleman
trad. (阿爺)
simp. (阿爷)

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NounEdit

阿爺

  1. (archaic, Southwestern Mandarin, dialectal Cantonese, dialectal Hakka, dialectal Wu) father; dad
  2. (Central Plains Mandarin, Lanyin Mandarin, Southwestern Mandarin, Cantonese, Zhejiang Wu) paternal grandfather
  3. (dialectal Cantonese, dialectal Min Dong, Pinghua, Puxian Min, dialectal Wu) uncle (father's elder brother)
  4. (Lanyin Mandarin) maternal grandfather
  5. (Taishanese, obsolete) father-in-law (wife's father)
  6. (Cantonese, figuratively) the public; the country
  7. (Hong Kong Cantonese, figuratively, humorous) the central government of the People's Republic of China

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