阿: meaning, pronunciation, examples, strokes

By | October 14, 2017

1. What does 阿 mean in English?

阿 (Chinese PinYin: à, ǎ or ē; traditional Chinese: 阿) is mostly used as a prefix placed before surnames, childhood names or birth-order numbers to form terms of endearment in Chinese. It is a polysemous word, it can also mean (1) alternative term of 啊 (ah, an interjection used to express surprise, delight, admiration, sympathy, etc); (2) abbreviation for countries with the first character being the same, such as 阿富汗 (Afghanistan), 阿尔巴尼亚 (Albania), 阿拉伯 (Arabic) and 阿根廷 (Argentina). Some commonly used phrases include 阿爸 (dad); 阿妈 (mum); 阿婆 (grandma); 阿弟 (little brother); 阿妹 (little sister); 阿猫 (cat); 阿狗 (dog); 阿姨 (aunt); 阿谀 (flatter); 阿胶 (donkey-hide gelatin); 阿嚏 (atishoo); 阿里巴巴 (alibaba); 阿里妈妈 (alimama).

2. How to pronounce 阿 ?

Chinese Pinyin: [à, ǎ or ē]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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3. Synonyms And Antonyms of 阿

Synonyms: 啊

Antonyms: N/A

4. What are the fixed expression, collocations and idioms that contains 阿

Fixed expression: 阿房宫 (The Epang Palace); 阿司匹林 (aspirin);

Collocations: 阿爸 (dad); 阿妈 (mum); 阿婆 (grandma); 阿弟 (little brother); 阿妹 (little sister); 阿猫 (cat); 阿狗 (dog); 阿姨 (aunt); 阿谀 (flatter); 阿胶 (donkey-hide gelatin); 阿嚏 (atishoo); 阿里巴巴 (alibaba); 阿里妈妈 (alimama);

Idioms: 阿谀奉承 (flattery); 阿其所好 (play up to sb.’s whims); 法不阿贵 (the law does not protect the powerful persons); 方正不阿 (being upright, integrated and of good conduct); 刚直不阿 (being upright and integrated); 阿鼻地狱 (the Avichi Hell); 阿狗阿猫 (anybody, people of no special value); 阿门 (amen);

5. How to use 阿 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences containing 阿.

5.1 这么简单的事情, 阿猫阿狗都会做.

Translation: Anyone can do this simple job.

5.2 阿,你是谁。

Translation: Ah, who are you?

5.3 上帝保佑美国, 阿门

Translation: God bless America, amen.

5.4 神阿, 救救我吧.

Translation: Oh, my lord, please save me.

5.5 他为人方正不阿.

Translation: He is an upright, integrated man.

5.6 阿妈属于地区方言,妈妈的意思.

English: A ma is a dialect term, means mother.

5.7 亲爱的阿妈,在我出生的那天起,你就是我生命的女神.

English: My dear mom, you are my goddess of life since the day of my birth.

5.8 阿姨,母亲的姐妹。

English: Aunt, mother’s sister.

6. Stroke Order

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