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English Definitionmother; young lady; (coll.) effeminate
See alsoniáng variant of (from traditional character )
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄋㄧㄤˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)noeng4
Part of Speech(名) noun
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Words With Same Head Word    
娘娘niángniangqueen; empress; imperial concubine; Goddess, esp. Xi Wangmu 王母娘娘 or 西王母, Queen Mother of the West; mother; aunt
娘子niángzǐ(dialect) form of address for one's wife; polite form of address for a woman
娘家niángjiamarried woman's parents' home
娘惹niángrěNyonya; see 峇峇娘惹
娘泡niángpàovariant of 娘炮
Words With Same Tail Word    
老大娘lǎodà niángold lady; Madam (polite address)
老板娘lǎobǎn niángfemale proprietor; lady boss; boss's wife
干娘gānniánggodmother (see also 干妈)
伴娘bànniángbridesmaid; maid of honor; matron of honor
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