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Family Member Terms of Address

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ID: QW0237 Intermediate
Even if you haven't studied Chinese for very long you've probably still come across the labyrinthine maze that is terms of address for family members. Age seniority, paternal and maternal sides, in-laws, surnames; these are just a few examples of the many factors determine how to address not just long-lost relatives but even just Uncle Jack and Aunt Nelly. Don't start banging your head against the wall just yet, though, because ChinesePod is here to help you untangle this web of familial terms with today's Qing Wen. Listen in and enjoy!
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hěn máfan
Very annoying.
bùtóng de chēnghu
Different terms of address.
dànshì shì hěn zhòngyào de 。
But it's very important.
māma de bàba ,wǒmen jiào wàigōng 。běifāng yě jiào lǎoye 。
We call our mother's father "wai gong." In the north you can also say "lao ye."
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