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The Chinese word for aunt is
阿姨

ā yí


Chinese Definition


aunt
     1. 名词. 姑母,姨母,伯母,婶母,舅母
     2. 名词. (儿语)阿姨
Components
     1. (Used in front of persons' given names or kinship terms to express familiarity (traditionally in rural or southern Chinese dialects).)
           阿爸 - Dad
           ^阿 ^扁 - A-Bian (w
           ^阿 ^甘 - A-Gump ((Forrest Gump))
     2. (zh-alt-form, 啊, tr=ā,á,ǎ,à,a, particle)
     3. big mound
     4. mountain
     5. fine silks
     6. bend; corner
     7. waterside
     8. nearby; near
     9. to flatter; to pander to
           阿ē諛奉承 - sweet-talking
     10. to be unfairly partial to
     11. (zh-alt-form, 屙, to excrete)
     1. maternal aunt (mother's sister)
     2. wife's sister
     3. co-wife (媵), concubine



Translations for and their definitions

阿姨
     1. n. (informal, affectionate) auntie; maternal aunt (mother's sister)
     2. n.    (Cantonese) one's mother's younger sister
     3. n. (childish, affectionate) auntie: a form of address for any woman around one's mother's age
     4. n. A form of address for working-age female caretakers, including nurses, cleaning ladies, live-in staff, etc.
     5. n. (euphemistic) mom; mother



Pronunciation

pronunciation
ā yí

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