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Post time 2006-10-31 12:18:32 |Display all floors

aunt? what exactly was the Chinese term the girl used to address you?

I suppose it was 阿姨, which seemed to be OK for quite a large group of ages -- perhaps from 18 to 48.

But it is a pity 阿姨 also refers to numerous roles...

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Post time 2006-10-31 13:04:28 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ptbptb at 2006-10-31 12:18
I suppose it was 阿姨, which seemed to be OK for quite a large group of ages -- perhaps from 18 to 48.

But it is a pity 阿姨 also refers to numerous roles...

It was 阿姨.
It is Ok to call your mother's younger sister 阿姨.  
阿姨 is also applicable to any female who is at least 10 years old than the addresser.
As to those who is below that level, I think 姐姐 is the right choice.

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Post time 2006-10-31 13:31:37 |Display all floors
hehe, funny, i met with such things before a few times actually
take it easy, coolmax, hehe, no one knew you were a teacher

as to address, it is really depressing. When I was first called AUNT, i was really shocked just as Alic did.

maybe because most children doesn't have brothers or sisters, they tend to ask other young girls or men AUNT or UNCLE. Who knows? let it be. i have adapted myself to it.

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