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The Chinese word daye - 大爷 - dàye
(uncle in Chinese)

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Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced dàyé. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well (not yet available in this dictionary).

English translations

uncle, father's elder brother

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( daye / dàye ) with pronunciation (English translation: uncle )

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大爷 ( daye / dàye ) is composed of these characters: (da) , (ye)
大爷 ( daye / dàye ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 大爷 ( daye / dàye ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
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 daye ganggang qushi le.
Wŏ de dàye gānggāng qùshì le.
 – English translation: My uncle has just passed away.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

older  |  grandfather, old gentleman  |  often used to address someone. as 'highly respected Sir' with a slightly negative touch
More words that mean uncle in Chinese
bófù ( 伯父 ), jiùjiu ( 舅舅 ), shū ( 叔 ), shūshu ( 叔叔 )

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All words in this dictionary (more to come) were taken from the multimedia Chinese learning software Han Trainer Pro.
This Chinese-English dictionary is currently under development.

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