Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Chinese family relationships

In the Chinese language family relationships are a very complicated subject. It is not just a matter of brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, uncle, and aunt as it is in English. There are different words for older brother, younger brother, older sister, younger sister, grandfather and grandmother on mothers side or fathers side, brother of the father, sister of the mother etc etc etc……

This web site shows a complete list of Chinese family relationships.

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