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.