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The Chinese word for grandmother is
祖母

zǔ mǔ



grandmother

Chinese Definition


grandmother
     1. 名词. 奶奶、祖母、姥姥、外祖母
Components
     1. ancestor(s), progenitor(s), forefather(s)/mother(s)
     2. grandfather(s)/mother(s)
     3. n. ancestor
     4. n. grandparent
     5. n. forefather
     1. mother
     2. female (animal)
           母牛 - cow



Translations for and their definitions

姥姥
     1. n. (colloquial) maternal grandmother; grandma
     2. interj. (colloquial) bloody hell!; bastards!


奶奶
     1. n. (chiefly Mandarin Jin Min Bei informal affectionate) paternal grandmother, gramma, granny
     2. n. (Cantonese, dialectal Hakka) mother-in-law (husband's mother)
     3. n. (Cantonese, Min Nan) lady; madam
           奶naai5-4奶naai5-2,食 得 飯 喇! - Dinner is ready, ma'am!
     4. n. (Sichuanese) breast
     5. n. (Sichuanese, childish in Cantonese) milk


祖母
     1. n. (formal) paternal grandmother


外祖母
     1. n. maternal grandmother


外婆
     1. n. maternal grandmother (the mother of one's mother)



Pronunciation

pronunciation
zǔ mǔ

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