Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 姨


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Meaning

mother's younger sister, aunt

Pronunciation

Explanation

Left: woman , right: barbarian (= They have big bows ) - (Here: variation of younger brother . His bamboo was simplified to a line )

Mnemonic

The woman, who is like my younger brother is the younger aunt.

Radicals

woman
barbarian
younger brother

Vocabulary

阿姨 ā yí maternal aunt; step-mother; childcare worker; nursemaid; woman of similar age to one's parents (term of address used by child)
姨妈 yí mā (informal) mother's sister; maternal aunt
姨太太 yí tài tai concubine
姨姥姥 yí lǎo lao mother's mother's sister; great-aunt
姨甥男女 yí sheng nán nǚ wife's sister's children

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