Chinese Word Entry

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄇㄟˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): xiǎo mèi
Cantonese (Jyutping): siu2 mui2
  1. little sister

  2. girl

  3. (Tw) young female employee working in a low-level role dealing with the public (assistant, waitress, attendant etc)

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Chinese characters used in this word

little, small, tiny, insignificant
Mandarin: ㄒㄧㄠˇ (xiǎo)
Cantonese: siu2
Japanese: ショウ (shou) / ちい.さい (chiisai)、 こ- (ko-)、 お- (o-)、 さ- (sa-)、 こ (ko)、 お (o)
Korean: 소 (so)
Vietnamese: tiểu

younger sister
Mandarin: ㄇㄟˋ (mèi)
Cantonese: mui6
Japanese: マイ (mai) / いもうと (imouto)、 いも (imo)
Korean: 매 (mae)
Vietnamese: muội, muội