「阿叔」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: aa3 suk1
Individual
Character Meaning:
Ah-; to cater to

Part of Speech: noun
Explanation:
  • uncle; father's younger brother
    (Cant.) ngo5aa3suk1go3joeng2hou2ci5ngo5aa3baa4
    (Eng.) My uncle looks like my dad.

  • casual form of address to a middle-aged man (measure word: 個)
    (Cant.) gaan1caa4caan1teng1hou2do1aa3suk1daa2dan2
    (Eng.) There are many middle-aged men hanging around at the cha chaan teng.

  • a personal pronoun used by a male to bring his seniority to the attention of non-family members (measure word: 個)
    (Cant.) aa3suk1食鹽多過你食米sik6 jim4 do1 gwo3 nei5 sik6 mai5aa3
    (Eng.) Your uncle(=me) has eaten more salt than you have eaten rice. (= I am way more experienced than you are.)

Synonym: Synonym: 叔叔 叔父
See also: 世伯 叔叔 姑丈 阿伯 伯爺
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