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aunty / uncle

Name USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(n.) • Anyone is called “aunty” or “uncle” as long as they are older than you. It is a heartfelt and homey way of addressing elders, and an alternative to “madam” or “sir”

“Aunty, can you help me with the plates?“

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Chinese China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(interj.) • A greeting used most frequently (and nowadays almost exclusively) on telephone calls. The greeting most directly means "Hello" and confirms the phone call has connected.

喂 ,你还在吗?

Hello, are you still there?