Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 爷


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Meaning

grandfather, grandpa, old gentleman

Pronunciation

Explanation

Top: father (.. has a stick in his hand ), bottom: bent person

Mnemonic

This "father" is a bent person: The grandfather.

Radicals

father
bent person

Vocabulary

老爷 lǎo ye (respectful) lord; master; (informal) maternal grandfather
爷爷 yé ye (informal) father's father; paternal grandfather
爷爷 yé ye (informal) father's father; paternal grandfather
大爷 dà ye (informal) father's older brother; uncle; term of respect for older man
侃爷 kǎn yé big talker

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