Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 妈


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Meaning

mother, mom

Pronunciation

Explanation

Left: woman , right: horse (=馬 with mane, four legs und tail ㄅ)

Mnemonic

The woman who works as hard as a horse, is my mother.

Radicals

woman
horse(simplified from 馬)
mother(Shows 'woman' with a longer right stroke and with two dots : that are swollen breasts of a nursing (breast-feeding) woman.)

Vocabulary

妈妈 mā ma mama; mommy; mother
妈妈 mā ma mama; mommy; mother
大妈 dà mā father's elder brother's wife; aunt (affectionate term for an elderly woman)
姨妈 yí mā (informal) mother's sister; maternal aunt
妈咪 mā mi mommy (loanword)

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