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Can anyone tell me how to say big sister?

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Monday, April 17, 2006 4:20 PM

LILDARLIN


I know little sister is mei mei, but does anyone know how to say big sister? Thanks!

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Monday, April 17, 2006 4:55 PM

KAZE


It's Jei or Jei-Jei according to the Serenity RPG book thingy i got

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Monday, April 17, 2006 4:59 PM

LILDARLIN


thanks so much Kaze!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 6:14 AM

KASTOR


or you can say "da jie jie"

One day.
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One army of Browncoats.

On June 23rd, we aim to misbehave.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 5:18 PM

LILDARLIN


Thanks a lot guys! That helps me out a ton.

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Saturday, April 22, 2006 10:51 AM

KIZYR


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Originally posted by Kastor:
or you can say "da jie jie"



Wouldn't that be, like, Large Big Sister? KF



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Saturday, April 22, 2006 10:55 AM

KASTOR


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or you can say "da jie jie"



Wouldn't that be, like, Large Big Sister? KF





Not really. "da" is large but when used with jie means literally, eldest sister.



One day.
One plan.
One army of Browncoats.

On June 23rd, we aim to misbehave.

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Thursday, May 25, 2006 10:34 PM

ANOBJECTINSPACE


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Originally posted by Kastor:
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Originally posted by Kizyr:
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Originally posted by Kastor:
or you can say "da jie jie"



Wouldn't that be, like, Large Big Sister? KF





Not really. "da" is large but when used with jie means literally, eldest sister.



One day.
One plan.
One army of Browncoats.

On June 23rd, we aim to misbehave.



It has to be Jie Jie though. not just the single Jie.

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Friday, May 26, 2006 4:26 AM

CHYNNAPRINCESS


And that's pronounced like "Gee Gee"?

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Friday, May 26, 2006 8:28 AM

SPAINT2K


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Originally posted by AnObjectinSpace:
Quote:

Originally posted by Kastor:
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Originally posted by Kizyr:
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Originally posted by Kastor:
or you can say "da jie jie"



Wouldn't that be, like, Large Big Sister? KF





Not really. "da" is large but when used with jie means literally, eldest sister.



One day.
One plan.
One army of Browncoats.

On June 23rd, we aim to misbehave.



It has to be Jie Jie though. not just the single Jie.

.....
"It's just an Object"




"Jie" is acceptable in the vernacular, especially when addressing the person directly, or when preceded by a diminutive possessive (eg. "ni jie" = "you big-sister" but really means "your older sister").

"Jie jie" is somewhat more formal.

"Da jie" (never doubling the "jie") means "eldest big-sister". If you have more than one you'd call them "Da jie" (big big-sister), "Er jie" (Two big-sister) "San jie" (Three big-sister) and so on.

The pronunciation sounds somewhatlike the word "Yeah" with a fronted J sound tacked on in front of it. It's a third tone word (falling-rising) which also means it should be pronounced a little on the long side.

Steve

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Monday, June 26, 2006 7:52 PM

ZIMCRUSHER


Right.
Older sister = Jie jie
Sister = Jei Mei
Younger Sister = Mei Mei

oldest Older sister = Da jie
Second oldest Sister = er Jie (er = 2)
3rd oldest Sister = san Jie (san=3)

Works the the same with Younger sister
Youngest Sister = Shao Mei
second youngest = er Mei
Oldest younger sister = Da Mei

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Thursday, December 13, 2007 9:04 PM

QUIXOTE13


Heya,

Youngest sister would actually be "xiao mei" rather than "shao mei." That sounds more like burning little sister. :)

Take care and thanks for your translations!

I.



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