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The Chinese word ayi - 阿姨 - āyí
(aunt in Chinese)







Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

āyí

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English translation

aunt

Chinese characters:


Chinese characters  ( ayi / āyí ) with pronunciation (English translation: aunt )
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阿姨 ( ayi / āyí ) is composed of these characters: (a) , (yi)
The traditional Chinese characters of āyí are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 阿姨 ( ayi / āyí ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Wo de ayi ganggang qushi le.
Wŏ de āyí gānggāng qùshì le.

 – English translation: My aunt has just passed away.

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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

female  |  typical prefix for names
阿姨 ( ayi / āyí ) belongs to the 1000 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 883)
More words that mean aunt in Chinese
dàniáng ( 大娘 ), ( 姑 ), gūgu ( 姑姑 ), ( 姨 )

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