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媽媽

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If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.
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Noun

媽媽 (마마, mama)

  1. (honorific) Your Majesty, His Majesty, Her Majesty
  2. (honorific) Madame for a concubine of an ancient high-ranking official
  3. (honorific) goddess allegedly responsible for spreading smallpox
  4. smallpox; pockmark

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Mandarin

simplified

妈妈

traditional

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ ma˥˥ma ]

Noun

媽媽 (traditional, Pinyin māma, simplified 妈妈)

  1. mother

Usage notes

  • Informal term for mother. The more formal term is 母親

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