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"sempo" what does this mean?

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barney-tums

Hello. A Chinese (Mandarin) client of mine recently called me her "sempo." She was paying me a compliment, but she could not explain what this word means. Does anyone here know? Thank you in advance for your responses.

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barney-tums

Sorry !

Thank you for your response !

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geraldc

As a wild guess, maybe it was Cantonese and it was sum por, great aunt/auntie

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florazheng
As a wild guess, maybe it was Cantonese and it was sum por, great aunt/auntie

I don't think it is a Cantonese word because it is stressed that it is Mandarin as following

A Chinese (Mandarin) client of mine recently called me her "sempo."

maybe sempo =婶婆

But it is a little wierd for me here if so. :conf:conf:conf

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Quest

I haven't heard of 婶婆 being used by anyone... even though it does have a meaning literally.

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