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ā

(phonetic)

阿 is a 7 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as ā in the first tone, however it can also be pronounced as ē.

It is made up of the components (town) and (can).

  • ā

    (phonetic)

    • ㄈㄨ ˋ

      town

    • ㄎㄜ ˇ

      can

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Pronunciation

We found 2 pronunciations for 阿

ā
ē

Definitions for 阿 pronounced as ā

  • abbr. for Afghanistan 阿富汗[A1 fu4 han4]
  • prefix used before monosyllabic names, kinship terms etc to indicate familiarity
  • used in transliteration
  • also pr. [a4]

Definitions for 阿 pronounced as ē

  • flatter

Vocabulary

The most common words for 阿 — see all

  • maternal aunt
  • step-mother
  • childcare worker
  • nursemaid
  • woman of similar age to one's parents (term of address used by child)
  • CL:個|个[ge4]
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