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English Definitionmother
Simplified Script母亲
Traditional Script母親
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄇㄨˇ ㄑㄧㄣ
Cantonese (Jyutping)mou5can1
Measure Words
Word Decomposition
mother; elderly female relative; origin; source; (of animals) female
qīnparent; one's own (flesh and blood); relative; related; marriage; bride; close; intimate; in person; first-hand; in favor of; pro-; to kiss; (Internet slang) dear

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Words With Same Head Word    
母语mǔyǔnative language; mother tongue; (linguistics) parent language
母乳mǔrǔmother's milk
母丧mǔsāngthe death of one's mother
母子mǔzǐmother and child; parent and subsidiary (companies); principal and interest
Words With Same Tail Word    
探亲tànqīnto go home to visit one's family
相亲xiāngqīnblind date; arranged interview to evaluate a proposed marriage partner; to be deeply attached to each other
乡亲xiāngqīnfellow countryman (from the same village); local people; villager; the folks back home
单亲dānqīnsingle parent
令亲lìngqīnYour esteemed parent (honorific)
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