Often asked: How To Say Aunt In Chinese?

Why do Chinese say Auntie?

Auntie/Uncle conveys respect, affection and relationship at the same time. In South Asian culture people are rarely referred to by their names in social situations, especially if they’re older than you.

What does Ayi mean in Chinese?

We learners of Chinese typically learn that “ayi” (阿姨) means “ aunt,” and then soon after also learn that it is also a polite way to address “a woman of one’s mother’s generation.” Then, pretty soon after arriving in China, we learn that it’s also what you call the lady you hire to clean your home.

How do you address a Chinese aunt?

Across the board, the most common term for “aunt” in Chinese is 阿姨 (ā yí).

Who can be called Aunty?

An aunt is a woman who is a sibling of a parent or married to a sibling of a parent. Aunts who are related by birth are second-degree relatives. Known alternate terms include auntie or aunty.

What is Jie Jie?

Jiejie is your elder sister.

What is Ayi English?

ā yí maternal aunt step-mother childcare worker nursemaid woman of similar age to one’s parents (term of address used by child) CL:個|个[ge4] Example Usage.

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How do you call your father’s sister in Chinese?


  1. Father’s sister: 姑姑 gūgu.
  2. Father’s brother’s wife: 嬸嬸 shěnshen.
  3. Mother’s sister: 姨媽 yímā Or: 阿姨 āyí
  4. Mother’s brother’s wife: 舅媽 jiùmā

What is your name in Chinese?

In Chinese, we use the following question to ask someone’s full name. 你叫什么名字? (Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi?) What’s your name? If you want to ask this question with respect or at a formal occasion, you can say “请问你叫什么名字? (Qǐngwèn nǐ jiào shénme míngzi?)

What’s the difference auntie and Aunty?

There is no real difference between aunty and auntie. As explained above, they are both affectionate terms for aunt. However, auntie is much more commonly used than aunty. The term auntie can also be found in many dictionaries, unlike aunty.

What does gung gung mean?

Noun. grandfather; grandpa (Cantonese) specifically maternal grandfather (Gan) specifically paternal grandfather. The paternal grandfather (in this case Luke’s Dad’s Dad) comes from the Gan Chinese meaning. Gung Gung (Gan) = paternal Grandfather Gung gan Gungan.

What do you call your aunt in Cantonese?

姨媽 ji4 maa1. Aunt (mother’s elder sister)

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