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Meaning of 姐

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Pinyin: jiě
English Definition: older sister
Chinese Definition:
①称同父母(或只同父、只同母)而比自己年纪大的女子:姐姐。姐夫。姐弟。
②对比自己年纪大的同辈女性的称呼:表姐。师姐。大姐(a。对一般年轻妇女的称呼;b。对排行最大的姐姐的称呼)。
③对未婚女子的通称:小姐(旧时称上层社会未婚女子,现多用于交际场合)。小大姐。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (woman) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
    • [ qiě ] moreover, also (post-subject); about to, will soon (pre-verb)
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Example Words:
姐姐 [ jiě jie ]: older sister; Classifiers:
大姐 [ jiě ]: big sister; elder sister; older sister (also polite term of address for a girl or woman slightly older than the speaker)
姐妹 [ jiě mèi ]: sisters; siblings; sister (school, city etc)
表姐 [ biǎo jiě ]: older female cousin via female line
唉姐 [ āi jiě ]: granny (dialect)
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