Chinese culture has many fine-grained terms for different types of
family relationships. An "uncle" in English can refer to a brother or
brother-in-law of either parent. Chinese has different terms for
paternal and maternal uncles. This tool helps you look up the
specific terms for a relationship. Using the form above, describe the
person's relationship to you and click on "Look it up!". For example,
to look up the title for a paternal grandfather, in the first column
after "You" select "Father" then "Father" in the next column, leaving
the final column blank. Use the most direct way of describing the
relationship. You can view the file with the relationship data.
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