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n. grandpa (father's side); respectful address for an elderly man; old term of address for a rich man; master, lord; god

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
yé ye
n. grandpa, grandfather (father's father)
lǎo dà ye hé lǎo dà niáng zài dǎ lāo zhe hé lǐ de shuí cǎo .
phr. The old man and old woman are dragging the aquatic plants from the river.
lǎo tiān yé
n. God of Heaven (Jade Emperor in traditional mythology); (used in exclamations) God! Heavens!
dà yé
n. arrogant idler
shào ye
n. young master of the house; your son (honorary)
bǎng yé
n. Bangye (usually means the man who rolls up or takes off his shirt to expose his belly in hot summer)
lǎo ye
n. (less common) grandfather on mother's side
lǎo fó ye
phr. Venerable Buddha (term used for addressing Emperors of the Qing Dynasty, and Empress Dowager Cixi)
cái shén yé
phr. God Wealth (in Chinese mythology)
zhè sì wèi yé cài shàng qí le .
phr. Gentlemen, all the dishes you ordered have been served. (said by a server in ancient China, addressing four male patrons with respect)