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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

祖母

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Mandarin zǔ mǔ / zu3 mu3
Taiwan tsu mu
Japanese sobo(p);baba;ooba;oba;uba / そぼ(P);ばば;おおば;おば;うば
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese father's mother; paternal grandmother
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (See 婆・1) grandmother

王母

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Mandarin wáng mǔ / wang2 mu3
Taiwan wang mu
Japanese oubo / obo / おうぼ
Chinese (literary) paternal grandmother; another name for 西王母[Xi1 wang2 mu3], Queen Mother of the West
Japanese (honorific or respectful language) deceased grandmother

外祖母

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Mandarin wài zǔ mǔ / wai4 zu3 mu3
Taiwan wai tsu mu
Japanese gaisobo / がいそぼ
Chinese mother's mother; maternal grandmother
Japanese maternal grandmother

曾祖母

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Mandarin zēng zǔ mǔ / zeng1 zu3 mu3
Taiwan tseng tsu mu
Japanese hiooba / ひばば    hiibaba / hibaba / ひおおば    sousobo / sosobo / ひいばば
Chinese father's father's mother; paternal great-grandmother
Japanese great-grandmother; great-grandma

高祖母

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Mandarin gāo zǔ mǔ / gao1 zu3 mu3
Taiwan kao tsu mu
Japanese kousobo / kosobo / こうそぼ
Chinese great-great-grandmother
Japanese great-great-grandmother

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Mandarin/ po2
Taiwan p`o / po
Japanese baba / ばば    susukino / すすきの    susuki / すすき    usugi / うすぎ    usuki / うすき
Chinese grandmother; matron; mother-in-law
Japanese (1) (kana only) old woman; (2) (derogatory term) (kana only) hag; bitch; (1) (kana only) old woman; (2) (kana only) joker (card); (personal name) Baba; (personal name) Susukino; (personal name) Susuki; (personal name) Usugi; (personal name) Usuki
A dame, mother, wife, granny, crone ; translit. pa, ba, va, pha, bha, and similar labial sounds; an old lady

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Mandarin céng / ceng2
Taiwan ts`eng / tseng
Japanese chiyun / ちゆん    chien / ちえん    takaso / たかそ    sosaki / そさき    sou / so / そう    so / そ
Chinese Japanese variant of 曾[ceng2]
Japanese (prefix) great (i.e. great-grandson, great-grandmother); (surname) Chiyun; (personal name) Chien; (surname) Takaso; (surname) So

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Mandarin céng / ceng2
Taiwan ts`eng / tseng
Japanese son / そん    sou / so / そう    ai / あい
Chinese great-grand (father, child etc); once; already; ever (in the past); former; previously; (past tense marker used before verb or clause); surname Zeng
Japanese (prefix) great (i.e. great-grandson, great-grandmother); (surname) Son; (surname) Sou; (surname) Ai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

外婆

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Mandarin wài pó / wai4 po2
Taiwan wai p`o / wai po
Chinese (coll.) mother's mother; maternal grandmother

太婆

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Mandarin tài pó / tai4 po2
Taiwan t`ai p`o / tai po
Chinese great-grandmother

奶奶

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Mandarin nǎi nai / nai3 nai5
Taiwan nai nai
Chinese (informal) grandma (paternal grandmother); (respectful) mistress of the house; CL:位[wei4]; (coll.) boobies; breasts

姥姥

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Mandarin lǎo lao / lao3 lao5
Taiwan lao lao
Chinese (coll.) mother's mother; maternal grandmother

姥娘

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Mandarin lǎo niáng / lao3 niang2
Taiwan lao niang
Chinese maternal grandmother (dialectal)

老娘

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Mandarin lǎo niáng / lao3 niang2
Taiwan lao niang
Chinese my old mother; I, this old woman; my old lady (colloquial); maternal grandmother; midwife

老老

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Mandarin lǎo lao / lao3 lao5
Taiwan lao lao
Chinese maternal grandmother; same as 姥姥

表叔

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Mandarin biǎo shū / biao3 shu1
Taiwan piao shu
Chinese son of grandfather's sister; son of grandmother's brother or sister; father's younger male cousin; (Hong Kong slang) mainlander

お婆様

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Japanese obaasama / obasama / おばあさま Japanese (1) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) grandmother; (2) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) old woman; female senior citizen

ばあば

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Japanese baaba / baba / ばあば Japanese (child. language) (See 祖母) grandmother

先大母

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Mandarin xiān dà mǔ / xian1 da4 mu3
Taiwan hsien ta mu
Chinese deceased paternal grandmother

婆さん

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Japanese baasan / basan / ばあさん Japanese (1) (kana only) grandmother; (2) (kana only) old woman; female senior citizen

御婆様

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Japanese obaasama / obasama / おばあさま Japanese (1) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) grandmother; (2) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) old woman; female senior citizen

曽祖母

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Japanese hiooba / ひばば    hiibaba / hibaba / ひおおば    sousobo / sosobo / ひいばば Japanese great-grandmother; great-grandma

曾;曽

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Japanese hii;hi;sou / hi;hi;so / ひい;ひ;そう Japanese (prefix) great (i.e. great-grandson, great-grandmother)

老奶奶

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Mandarin lǎo nǎi nai / lao3 nai3 nai5
Taiwan lao nai nai
Chinese (coll.) father's father's mother; paternal great-grandmother; respectful form of address for an old woman

お婆さま

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Japanese obaasama / obasama / おばあさま Japanese (1) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) grandmother; (2) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) old woman; female senior citizen

お婆さん

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Japanese obaasan / obasan / おばあさん Japanese (1) (kana only) grandmother; (2) (kana only) old woman; female senior citizen

お祖母様

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Japanese obaasama / obasama / おばあさま Japanese (1) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) grandmother; (2) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) old woman; female senior citizen

ばーさん

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Japanese baasan / basan / ばーさん Japanese (ik) (1) (kana only) grandmother; (2) (kana only) old woman; female senior citizen

御婆さま

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Japanese obaasama / obasama / おばあさま Japanese (1) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) grandmother; (2) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) old woman; female senior citizen

御婆さん

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Japanese obaasan / obasan / おばあさん Japanese (1) (kana only) grandmother; (2) (kana only) old woman; female senior citizen

御祖母様

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Japanese obaasama / obasama / おばあさま Japanese (1) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) grandmother; (2) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) old woman; female senior citizen

曾外祖母

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Mandarin zēng wài zǔ mǔ / zeng1 wai4 zu3 mu3
Taiwan tseng wai tsu mu
Chinese great-grandmother (mother's grandmother)

祖母さん

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Japanese baasan / basan / ばあさん Japanese (1) (kana only) grandmother; (2) (kana only) old woman; female senior citizen

おばーさん

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Japanese obaasan / obasan / おばーさん Japanese (ik) (1) (kana only) grandmother; (2) (kana only) old woman; female senior citizen

おバアさん

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Japanese obaasan / obasan / おバアさん Japanese (1) (kana only) grandmother; (2) (kana only) old woman; female senior citizen

おバーさん

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Japanese obaasan / obasan / おバーさん Japanese (1) (kana only) grandmother; (2) (kana only) old woman; female senior citizen

お祖母さま

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Japanese obaasama / obasama / おばあさま Japanese (1) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) grandmother; (2) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) old woman; female senior citizen

お祖母さん

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Japanese obaasan / obasan / おばあさん Japanese (1) (kana only) grandmother; (2) (kana only) old woman; female senior citizen

オバアサン

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Japanese obaasan / obasan / オバアサン Japanese (1) (kana only) grandmother; (2) (kana only) old woman; female senior citizen

オバーサン

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Japanese obaasan / obasan / オバーサン Japanese (1) (kana only) grandmother; (2) (kana only) old woman; female senior citizen

御祖母さま

see styles
Japanese obaasama / obasama / おばあさま Japanese (1) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) grandmother; (2) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) old woman; female senior citizen

御祖母さん

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Japanese obaasan / obasan / おばあさん Japanese (1) (kana only) grandmother; (2) (kana only) old woman; female senior citizen

釈迦に説法

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Japanese shakaniseppou / shakaniseppo / しゃかにせっぽう Japanese (expression) teaching your grandmother to suck eggs; teaching something to someone who knows more than you; preaching to the choir; lecturing to the Buddha

曾お祖母さん

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Japanese hiiobaasan / hiobasan / ひいおばあさん Japanese great-grandmother

曾祖母;曽祖母

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Japanese sousobo;hiibaba;hibaba;hiooba / sosobo;hibaba;hibaba;hiooba / そうそぼ;ひいばば;ひばば;ひおおば Japanese great-grandmother; great-grandma

婆さん(P);祖母さん

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Japanese baasan(p);baasan(ik) / basan(p);basan(ik) / ばあさん(P);ばーさん(ik) Japanese (1) (kana only) (usu. 祖母さん) (See お祖母さん・1) grandmother; (2) (kana only) (婆さん) (See お婆さん・2) old woman; female senior citizen

お祖母さん(P);お婆さん;御祖母さん;御婆さん

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Japanese obaasan(p);obaasan(ik);obaasan;obaasan;obaasan;obaasan / obasan(p);obasan(ik);obasan;obasan;obasan;obasan / おばあさん(P);おばーさん(ik);オバアサン;おバアさん;オバーサン;おバーさん Japanese (1) (kana only) (usu. お祖母さん) (See 祖母さん・1) grandmother; (2) (kana only) (usu. お婆さん) (See 婆さん・2) old woman; female senior citizen

お祖母様;お婆様;お祖母さま;お婆さま;御祖母様;御婆様;御祖母さま;御婆さま

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Japanese obaasama / obasama / おばあさま Japanese (1) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) (usu. お祖母様) (See お祖母さん・おばあさん・1) grandmother; (2) (kana only) (honorific or respectful language) (usu. お婆様) (See お祖母さん・おばあさん・2) old woman; female senior citizen
This page contains 48 results for "grandmother" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
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Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).



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