家人 Family

By Levi Clancy for Student Reader on
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jiā
family; home


kǒu
m.w. for relatives

This is an abstract notion of family/home: your kin; your home.

Chinatown Los Angeles 家 jiā family chinese character
家人 jiārén (family, kin)
Chinatown Station, LA (© 2013)

Parents


媽媽
妈妈
māma
mother

爸爸
bàba
father

Children


孩子
háizi
child

Child, referring either to any young person, or the child (even if an adult) of somebody.


兒子
儿子
érzi
son

女兒
女儿
nǚ'ér
daughter

Relative age

大 dà
big/old/great

Chinatown Los Angeles 大有 dàyǒu chinese character
大有 dàyǒu (great, sovereign, bountiful)
Chinatown Station, LA (© 2013)

小 xiăo
small/young

最大的 zuìdàdí
oldest

最小的 zuìxiǎodí
youngest

Siblings

哥哥 gēge
兄 xiong
elder brother

大哥 dàgē
eldest brother

erge, sange
second-eldest brother, third-eldest brother and so on.

弟弟 dìdi
younger brother

xiaodi
youngest brother

姐姐 jiějie
elder sister

大姐 dàjiě
(big-eldersister)
eldest sister

兄弟姐妹 xiōngdìjiěmèi
siblings

Non-family relationships




female

chinese nu female character
女 nü

男 nán
Male

朋友 péngyǒu
friend

Conversation

Ni jia you ji kou/ge ren?

Wo jia you # kou/ge ren.

Ni jia you shei?

Wo jia you liang ge gege, etc he wo.