How do you say Great Aunt in Chinese?

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  1. Loislalion

    Loislalion Well-Known Member

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    Novels always translate Lao Zi in its pinyin form, but I've read more than 70 or so web novels and none of them ever romanized Great Aunt, even though many characters loved to occasionally call themselves that.
    Anyone know what it is? Da Ayi? Da Yima? Weida Ayi?
     
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  2. Wujigege

    Wujigege *Christian*Generous Penny-Pincher*Comedian

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    Loislalion Well-Known Member

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    • dà yí mā
      great aunt (slang) menstruation period

      how do Chinese female protagonists call themselves that with a straight face then...
      it'd be like me saying "BOW DOWN TO ME, YOUR GREAT AUNT FLO"
     
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    Danthefanokaku Well-Known Member

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    Oh that’s a upper easy! You just say “Great Aunt in Chinese”. I don’t know why you were having a problem saying that though
     
  6. Nargol

    Nargol Evangelist. Candy-san. Pope of the Cult of Pyoo

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    all do bow before mighty aunt flow tho

    Anyone who knows her ferocity will not see any humor in your words
     
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    The female equiv is 老娘 lǎo niáng not Aunt Flo lolll
     
  8. Loislalion

    Loislalion Well-Known Member

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    Thaaanks!