Extended Family Members in Mandarin

Younger Generation

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This list of extended Chinese family relationships covers family members of the same generation or younger - cousins, bothers and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. Each entry is accompanied by an audio file for pronunciation and listening practice.

Brother-in-Law (Older Sister's Husband)

English: Brother-in-law - Older sister's husband
Pinyin: jiě fu
Chinese: 姐夫

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Brother-in-Law (Younger Sister's Husband)

English: Brother-in-law - Younger sister's husband
Pinyin: mèi xù
Chinese: 妹婿

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Sister-in-Law (Older Brother's Wife)

English: Sister-in-law - Older brother's wife
Pinyin: sǎosao
Chinese: 嫂嫂

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Sister-in-Law (Younger Brother's Wife)

English: Sister-in-law - Younger brother's wife
Pinyin: dì xí
Chinese: 弟媳

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Older Male Cousin (Father's Side)

English: Older male cousin - Father's side
Pinyin: táng gē
Chinese: 堂哥

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Younger Male Cousin (Father's Side)

English: Younger male cousin - Father's side
Pinyin: táng dì
Chinese: 堂弟

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Older Female Cousin (Father's Side)

English: Older female cousin - Father's side
Pinyin: táng jiě
Chinese: 堂姐

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Younger Female Cousin (Father's Side)

English: Younger female cousin - Father's side
Pinyin: táng mèi
Chinese: 堂妹

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Older Male Cousin (Mother's Side)

English: Older male cousin - Mother's side
Pinyin: biǎo gē
Chinese: 表哥

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Younger Male Cousin (Mother's Side)

English: Younger male cousin - Mother's side
Pinyin: biǎo dì
Chinese: 表弟

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Older Female Cousin (Mother's Side)

English: Older female cousin - Mother's side
Pinyin: biǎo jiě
Chinese: 表姐

Audio Pronunciation

Younger Female Cousin (Mother's Side)

English: Younger female cousin - Mother's side
Pinyin: biǎo mèi
Chinese: 表妹

Audio Pronunciation

Nephew (Brother's Son)

English: Nephew - Brother's son
Pinyin: zhí zi
Traditional Chinese: 姪子
Simplified Chinese: 侄子

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Niece (Brother's Daugther)

English: Niece - Brother's daughter
Pinyin: zhí nǚ
Traditional Chinese: 姪女
Simplified Chinese : 侄女

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Nephew (Sister's Son)

English: Nephew - Sister's son
Pinyin: wài shēng
Chinese: 外甥

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Niece (Sister's Daughter)

English: Niece - Sister's daughter
Pinyin: wài shēng nǚ
Chinese: 外甥女

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