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祖母
zǔ mǔ



祖母
grandmother


Definitions

Chinese > English
祖母zǔmǔ
     1. n. (formal) paternal grandmother
           放假jià 了,我們 一家大小 往 鄉下 去 探望 祖母。 - We had a holiday, so our whole family went to the countryside to visit grandmother.
English > Chinese
grandmother
     1. 名词. 奶奶、祖母、姥姥、外祖母
Components
     1. ancestor; forebear; forefather
     2. grandparent; grandfather or grandmother
     3. founder
     4. (literary) to follow the example of; to pattern after
     5. . Zu
           祖 ^沖-之 - Zu Chongzhi (Chinese astronomer and mathematician during the Liu Song and Southern Qi dynasties)
     1. mother
           父母 - father and mother
           母子 - mother and son
           Antonyms: 父
     2. (Used to address a female elder member of a family.)
           姑母 - father's sister
           祖母 - grandmother
           Antonyms: 父
     3. (of animal) female
           母牛 - female cow
           Synonyms: 雌
           Antonyms: 公
     4. pertaining to origin
           母校 - alma mater
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zǔ mǔ




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