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The Chinese word for mother-in-law is
岳母

yue mu (yuè mǔ)


Chinese Definition


mother-in-law
     1. 婆母
     2. 岳母
Components
     1. mountain peak
     2. used as a surname
     3. tall mountain
     4. parent-in-law
     1. mother
     2. female (animal)
           母牛 - cow



Translations for and their definitions

岳母
     1. n. mother-in-law (wife's mother)


婆婆
     1. n. (chiefly Mandarin Jin) mother-in-law (husband's mother)
     2. n. (chiefly Cantonese) maternal grandmother
     3. n. (Gan, dialectal Mandarin) paternal grandmother
     4. n. (dialectal) old woman
     5. n. (mainland China) leader; superior; higher authority




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