Chinese Family Titles

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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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