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How do you say father-in-law in Cantonese?

Words for family members and other relatives in Cantonese, a variety of Chinese spoken in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau and many parts of Southeast Asia.

Family words in Cantonese (廣東話/ 粵語)

Cantonese (廣東話)
father-in-law 老爺(lóuhyèh) husband’s father 外父(ngoihfú) / 岳父(ngohkfú) wife’s father

What do you call a Chinese father-in-law?

When in private, couples may call their in-laws 爸爸 (bàba) “dad” and 妈妈 (māma) “mom.” Actually the newly married woman should call her father-in-law 公公 (gōnggong) and her mother-in-law 婆婆 (pópo). But this is done usually when talking to others about her in-laws, thus avoiding confusion with her own parents.

How do I call relatives in Cantonese?

Congratulations! You’ve now learnt how to address your relatives in Cantonese!


English Cantonese
Husband’s Elder Brother 大伯 [daai6 baak3]
Husband’s Elder Sister 姑奶 [gu1 naai5]
Husband’s Younger Brother 小叔 [siu2 suk1]
Husband’s Younger Sister 姑仔 [gu1 zai2]

What does gung gung mean?

Gung Gung, or Gong Gong means maternal grandfather in Chinese, It also means grandpa on the mother side in the Chinese culture.

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What is grandfather in Cantonese?

formally tsoh moh (祖母) colloquially ah maah (阿嬤) — more usual in Cantonese. colloquially nai-nai (奶奶) — more usual in Mandarin (see note below) the paternal grandfather is ah yeh (阿爺) or yeh-yeh (爺爺)

What is the meaning of Gege?

In Chinese, the word “gege” (哥哥) literally means big brother. But that’s usually for brother in blood.

What is Dichi in Chinese?

A quick and not-so-comprehensive guide to Chinese (hokkien) honorifics: Achi = first older sister Dichi = second older sister Shoti = younger bro Shobe = younger sis Ahia = first older brother Dihia = second older brother.

How do you say I love you in Hong Kong?

1. Ngo5 Oi3 Nei5 (我愛你.) This is the common way to say I love you in Cantonese.

What do I call my father’s cousin in Chinese?

Thankfully, there is a clear pattern to these terms, so they aren’t too hard to memorize. The terms for cousins on your father’s side all start with the character 堂(táng) followed by the word for older/younger brother or sister, depending on the cousin’s gender and whether they are older or younger than you.

What is husband in Cantonese?

Standard cantonese loh2 paw6, tai tai2, chaai1 zhee2, wife. Husband loh2 goung1, zheung6 fu1, seen1 sang1.

What is Yi Ma in Chinese?

Yima county level city in Sanmenxia 三門峽|三门峡[San1 men2 xia2], Henan. 驿马 Trad. 驛馬 yì mǎ post horse.

How do you write ah MA in Chinese?

(“Ah Ma” is typically used to refer to Mom (阿媽) or Paternal Grandma (阿嬤). Whereas, many Chinese characters are pronounced as “Ma”, such as 媽 (Mom) 馬 (Horse) 嬤 (Paternal Granny) 麻 (Linen) 罵 (Scold), which obviously have drastically different meanings.) In short, there is no practical difference.

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What is maternal grandmother?

Your mother’s mother is your “maternal grandmother.”