Questions tagged [kinship-terms]

親族名称・呼称. Terms to refer to and address people in familial relationships. Use this tag for questions about both actual and fictive kinship.

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Etymology of 姪 and 甥

姪 "niece" is often pronounced [[me.i]] rather than [[meː]] (see e.g. this comment in chat). I think the reason for this is that there is a morpheme boundary in 姪, presumably 姪 = 女【め】 + イ = female イ ...
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what does 人の mean?

I'm learning Japanese and using busuu. A native speaker corrected my exercise but I dont understand what the green corrections mean. They teach me vocab and not much grammar. Please help!
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How do you tell your parents and siblings you love them?

In English we describe the affection you have for your parents and siblings as "love", however this is vary different from the feelings of romantic love, things like limerence and sexual arousal, ...
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Using Japanese with my child

I have been learning/using Japanese for the past 16 years and now that I have become a mother to my 3 month old son, I would like to bring him up exposed to both English and Japanese. I haven't had ...
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What are common familially intimate names?

In both family units you often find special intimate names being used between members according to their role. You have intimate familial names like 'mama' and 'papa' for parents, and words like '...
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Multiple older siblings

I have 2 older sisters. When talking to other people about them, do i refer to them both as 姉 or do i refer to the younger one as 姉 and the older one as 姉上? Thanks! P.S I thought this question would ...
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Kinship terms for older siblings [duplicate]

What is the appropriate way to talk about your siblings when you have two older brothers? 二人の兄 If I were to write about them how would I refer to them seperately? Would their names+honorific ie: (さん ...