阿姨 (ā yí) English Meaning
- maternal aunt
- childcare worker
- woman of similar age to one’s parents (term of address used by child)
Traditional Characters: 阿姨
阿 and 姨 are only found in HSK 3.
Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:
Tā dāi zài tā āyí jiā.
He’s staying at his aunt’s.
Wǒ āyí zhù zài niǔyuē.
My aunt lives in New York.
Wǒ āyí gěi wǒ dài láile yīxiē huā.
My aunt brought me some flowers.
Wǒ āyí zài tā de huāyuán zhǒng fānjiā.
My aunt grows tomatoes in her garden.
Wǒ de āyí gěile wǒ yī tái shèyǐngjī.
My aunt gave me a camera.
Wǒ hé wǒ āyí yǒu zhǒng tèbié de qíngyì.
I have a special relationship with my aunt.
Stroke Order & Character Components
阿 (ā): prefix used before monosyllabic names, kinship terms etc to indicate familiarity; used in transliteration; also pr. (à); abbr. for Afghanistan 阿富汗(Ā fù hàn)
- 阝(阜)(fù): mound
- 可(kě): can; may; able to; to approve; to permit; to suit; (particle used for emphasis) certainly; very
姨 (yí): mother's sister; aunt
- 女(nǚ): woman
- 夷(yí): non-Han people, esp. to the East of China; barbarians; to wipe out; to exterminate; to tear down; to raze