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aunt

noun [C]
 
 
/ɑːnt/ ( also auntie, aunty,
 
/ˈɑːnti/
 
)
A2 the sister of your mother or father, or the wife of your uncle →  See also agony aunt Family relations in general
Translations of “aunt”
in Arabic خالة, عَمّة…
in Korean 고모, 숙모, 이모…
in Malaysian mak saudara…
in French tante…
in Turkish teyze, hala…
in Italian zia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 姑母, 姨母, 嬸嬸…
in Russian тетя…
in Polish ciocia, ciotka…
in Vietnamese cô…
in Spanish tía…
in Portuguese tia…
in Thai พี่หรือน้องสาวของแม่หรือพ่อ, ป้า น้า อา (หญิง…
in German die Tante…
in Catalan tia…
in Japanese おば(父母の姉妹、おじの妻)…
in Indonesian bibi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 姑母, 姨母, 婶婶…
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