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relatives terms 親屬的稱謂

semantic nuance

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semantic nuance


For Chinese, we have each single word for the relatives, such as 姑媽 (father's sister), 姨媽(mother's sister), 舅公(mother's uncle from mother's side), 叔公(father's uncle from father's side),etc. I was wondering if there's a single term for each relative in English? Anyone?

中國人的親屬都各自有一個稱謂, 像是姑媽, 姨媽, 舅公, 叔公, 等等. 我在想英文裡是不是每一個親屬也都有各有一個稱謂? 有沒有人知道?


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Like Chinesetools said, although in normal conversation you don't really differentiate between them often. Most of the time you'd just say 'my uncle/aunt' etc.

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Most of the time you'd just say 'my uncle/aunt' etc.

In Singapore, when a person is addressing older strangers, or a friend's parents, etc, we use "Uncle/Auntie", nobody uses 叔叔/阿姨 etc...

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