- 1 Why do Chinese say Auntie?
- 2 What does Ayi mean in Chinese?
- 3 How do you address a Chinese family member?
- 4 Who can be called aunty?
- 5 What is Ayi English?
- 6 Do you say aunt or Auntie?
- 7 What does gung gung mean?
- 8 What do you call your aunt in Cantonese?
- 9 How do you address a sister in Chinese?
- 10 What is your name in Chinese?
Why do Chinese say Auntie?
Auntie/Uncle conveys respect, affection and relationship at the same time. In South Asian culture people are rarely referred to by their names in social situations, especially if they’re older than you.
What does Ayi mean in Chinese?
We learners of Chinese typically learn that “ayi” (阿姨) means “ aunt,” and then soon after also learn that it is also a polite way to address “a woman of one’s mother’s generation.” Then, pretty soon after arriving in China, we learn that it’s also what you call the lady you hire to clean your home.
How do you address a Chinese family member?
How To Address Chinese Family Members
- 妈妈 (mā ma) “mom”
- 母亲 (mǔ qīn) “mother”
- 爸爸 (bà ba) “dad”
- 父亲 (fù qin) “father”
- 女儿 (nǚ ér) “daughter”
- 儿子 (ér zi) “son”
- 爷爷 (yé ye) “grandpa” (on the father’s side)
- 奶奶（naǐ nai）”grandma” (on the father’s side)
Who can be called aunty?
An aunt is a woman who is a sibling of a parent or married to a sibling of a parent. Aunts who are related by birth are second-degree relatives. Known alternate terms include auntie or aunty.
What is Ayi English?
ayi: maternal aunt, : ā yí | Definition | Mandarin Chinese Pinyin English Dictionary | Yabla Chinese.
Do you say aunt or Auntie?
Well, actually, ‘ aunty ‘ and ‘auntie’ are just informal versions of the word ‘aunt’, and so both are okay to use.
What does gung gung mean?
Gung Gung, or Gong Gong means maternal grandfather in Chinese, It also means grandpa on the mother side in the Chinese culture.
What do you call your aunt in Cantonese?
姨媽 ji4 maa1. Aunt (mother’s elder sister)
How do you address a sister in Chinese?
- Father’s sister: 姑姑 gūgu.
- Father’s brother’s wife: 嬸嬸 shěnshen.
- Mother’s sister: 姨媽 yímā Or: 阿姨 āyí
- Mother’s brother’s wife: 舅媽 jiùmā
What is your name in Chinese?
In Chinese, when you want to know someone’s name, you can say “ Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi? ” It means “what’s your name?” In this sentence, “jiào” is a verb, which means ‘be called”. “Shénme” means “what”. “Míngzi” means “name”. When you answer this question you may use, “Wǒ jiào” plus name.