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祖母 in Chinese / Japanese...

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Grandma / Grandmother

Japan so bo
Grandma / Grandmother

祖母 is a generic Japanese title for grandmother.

Note: 祖母 is an uncommon title for a wall scroll.

Loving Grandmother

Paternal (Southern China)
China cí xiáng de zǔ mǔ
Loving Grandmother

慈祥的祖母 is "Loving Grandmother" in the most common way to refer to your father's mother (paternal grandmother) in Southern China.

Dear Grandmother

Paternal (Southern China)
China qín ài de zǔ mǔ
Dear Grandmother

The most common way to refer to your father's mother (paternal grandmother) in Southern China with the adjective/title "Dear" on the front.

Loving Grandmother

Maternal (Southern China - formal)
China cí xiáng de wài zǔ mǔ
Loving Grandmother

This is "Loving Grandmother" in the formal way to refer to your mother's mother (maternal grandmother) in Southern China.

Dear Grandmother

Maternal (Southern China - formal)
China qín ài de wài zǔ mǔ
Dear Grandmother

The formal way to refer to your mother's mother (maternal grandmother) in Southern China with the adjective/title "Dear" on the front.


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your 祖母 search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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
Dear Grandmother
Chinese father's mother; paternal grandmother
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (See 婆・1) grandmother

叔祖母

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Mandarin shū zǔ mǔ / shu1 zu3 mu3
Taiwan shu tsu mu
Chinese wife of paternal grandfather's younger brother

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

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

祖母綠

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Mandarin zǔ mǔ lǜ / zu3 mu3 lu:4
Taiwan tsu mu lü
Chinese emerald

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

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

伯叔祖母

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Mandarin bó shū zǔ mǔ / bo2 shu1 zu3 mu3
Taiwan po shu tsu mu
Chinese father's father's brother's wife; great aunt

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

祖父祖母

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Japanese jijibaba / じじばば Japanese (1) (kana only) old people; (2) grandparents

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

御祖母さま

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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

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

お祖母ちゃん

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Japanese obaachan / obachan / おばあちゃん Japanese (kana only) (familiar language) granny; grandma; gran; female senior-citizen

御祖母ちゃん

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Japanese obaachan / obachan / おばあちゃん Japanese (kana only) (familiar language) granny; grandma; gran; female senior-citizen

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

祖父祖母;爺婆

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Japanese jijibaba;jijibaba / じじばば;ジジババ Japanese (1) (kana only) (See 爺・1,婆・1) old people; (2) (祖父祖母 only) grandparents

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

お婆ちゃん(P);お祖母ちゃん;御祖母ちゃん;御婆ちゃん

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Japanese obaachan / obachan / おばあちゃん Japanese (kana only) (familiar language) granny; grandma; gran; 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

Search for 祖母 in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Grandma
Grandmother
祖母so bo / sobo
Loving Grandmother慈祥的祖母cí xiáng de zǔ mǔ
ci2 xiang2 de zu3 mu3
ci xiang de zu mu
cixiangdezumu
tz`u hsiang te tsu mu
tzuhsiangtetsumu
tzu hsiang te tsu mu
Dear Grandmother親愛的祖母
亲爱的祖母
qín ài de zǔ mǔ
qin2 ai4 de zu3 mu3
qin ai de zu mu
qinaidezumu
ch`in ai te tsu mu
chinaitetsumu
chin ai te tsu mu
Loving Grandmother慈祥的外祖母cí xiáng de wài zǔ mǔ
ci2 xiang2 de wai4 zu3 mu3
ci xiang de wai zu mu
cixiangdewaizumu
tz`u hsiang te wai tsu mu
tzuhsiangtewaitsumu
tzu hsiang te wai tsu mu
Dear Grandmother親愛的外祖母
亲爱的外祖母
qín ài de wài zǔ mǔ
qin2 ai4 de wai4 zu3 mu3
qin ai de wai zu mu
qinaidewaizumu
ch`in ai te wai tsu mu
chinaitewaitsumu
chin ai te wai tsu mu
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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