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The Chinese word bofu - 伯父 - bófù
(uncle in Chinese)

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Chinese characters  ( bofu / bófù ) with pronunciation (English translation: uncle )
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伯父 ( bofu / bófù ) is composed of these characters: (bo) , (fu)
The traditional Chinese characters of bófù are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 伯父 ( bofu / bófù ) Writing in Pinyin
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Wo de bofu ganggang qushi le.
Wŏ de bófù gānggāng qùshì le.

 – English translation: My uncle has just passed away.

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uncle  |  father
伯父 ( bofu / bófù ) belongs to the 1000 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 509)
More words that mean uncle in Chinese
dàye ( 大爷 ), jiùjiu ( 舅舅 ), shū ( 叔 ), shūshu ( 叔叔 )

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