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Chinese in Daily Life-0019( Sentence:114--118):What to Call One's Relatives 03:"Cousins"--Chinese Language Custom 004

 

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Hi friends, we have learned what to call one¨s relatives -- Uncle and AuntDover the last two weeks. Today I would like to show you how to express the different meanings of the word "Cousin" in Chinese. Ok?
NEW SENTENCES ABOUT ONE'S RELATIVES:

No. 114: -- 壓哂囂嶄"Cousin" 吭房銘儘銘悟/銘宮銘純/銘鍛燕儘燕悟/燕宮燕純燕鍛
                 -- "Cousin" means child of one's aunt or uncle in English.

No. 115: -- 壓査囂幻牌儘宮隅徨瓜各葎銘儘銘悟銘宮
                 -- The son of one's father's brother is called "tangxiong" ("tangge")or "tangdi" in Chinese.
              

No.116: -- 幻牌儘宮溺隅瓜各葎銘純銘鍛
                 -- The daughter of one's father's brother is called "tangjie"or "tangmei".               
        

No. 117: -- 銚牌純鍛儘宮隅徨瓜各葎燕儘燕悟燕宮
                 -- The son of one's mother's sister or brother is called "biaoxiong" ("biao ge")or "biaodi".         

No.118:   -- 銚牌純鍛儘宮溺隅瓜各葎燕純燕鍛
                 -- The daughter of one's mother's sister or brother is called "biaojie"or "biaomei".         

Usually, the elder one is "xiong","ge" and "jie", the younger one is "di" and "mei"


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Please click on any Chinese character that you need help with to see its Chinese pinyin, pronunciation and meaning and then read it after me.

Chinese Language Customs 04:


In English, the word ^cousin ̄ can refer to many different relatives. In Chinese, these relatives can not all be referred to using the same word, Each one has its own words:


1. The son of one's mother's sister or brother: biaoxiong, biao ge or biaodi.         

2. The daughter of one'smother's sister or brother: biaojie or biaomei.

3. The son of one's father's brother: tangxiong or tangdi.

4. The daughter of one's father's brother: tangjie or tangmei

I just hope this is at least a little help to you in your Chinese learning. :-)

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please write to shirley@ebridge.cn , or shirleyz004@yahoo.com, You are also welcome to publish your opinions in Forum For Friends. :-)   

--Shirley
Written and Recorded On Sun, April 2, 2006