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Meaning of 婆

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Pinyin:
English Definition: grandmother; matron; mother-in-law; (slang) femme (in a lesbian relationship)
Chinese Definition:
①年老的妇女:老太婆。苦口婆心。
②丈夫的母亲:公婆。婆媳。婆家。婆婆。
③称长两辈的亲属妇女:姑婆。姨婆。外婆。
④方言,泛指已婚的青年妇女,亦称妻子:婆娘。婆姨。
⑤旧时指从事某些职业的妇女:媒婆。收生婆。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (woman) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] waves, ripples, breakers; undulations
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
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Example Words
老婆 lǎo (coll.) wife
外婆 wài (coll.) mother's mother; maternal grandmother
老太婆 lǎo tài old woman (at times contemptuous)
婆家 jia husband's family
婆娘 niáng woman (derog.)
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