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Chinese Family Tree – Pinyin and Characters

Family is important in all cultures around the world. When learning a new language, this topic always comes up. Today, I will teach you family tree in Chinese characters and pinyin.

1. 家人

Chinese: 家人

Pinyin: jiā rén

Meaning: it means members in a family.

2. 父母

Chinese: 父母

Pinyin: fù mǔ

Meaning: parents

3. 爸爸 & 妈妈

Chinese: 爸爸 & 妈妈

Pinyin: bà bɑ  & mā mɑ

Meaning: father & mother

4. 爷爷 & 奶奶

Chinese: 爷爷 & 奶奶

Pinyin: yé ye  & nǎi nɑi

Meaning: grandfather & grandmother

5. 外公 & 外婆

Chinese: 外公 & 外婆

Pinyin: wài gōng  & wài pó

Meaning: maternal grandfather & maternal grandmother

6. 舅舅 & 舅母

Chinese: 舅舅 & 舅母

Pinyin: jiù jiu  & jiù mǔ

Meaning:  uncle & uncle’s wife

7. 阿姨 & 姨夫

Chinese: 阿姨 & 姨夫

Pinyin: ā yí  & yí fū

Meaning: mother’s sister & husband of mother’s sister

8. 叔叔 & 婶婶

Chinese: shū shu & 婶婶

Pinyin: shū shū  & shěn shen

Meaning: younger brother of your father & his wife

9. 伯伯 & 伯母

Chinese: 伯伯 & 伯母

Pinyin: bó bo  & bó mǔ

Meaning: older brother of your father and his wife

10. 姑姑 & 姑父

Chinese: 姑姑 & 姑父

Pinyin: gū gū  & gū fù

Meaning: sister of your father & her husband

11. 哥哥

Chinese: 哥哥

Pinyin: ɡū ɡu

Meaning: elder brother of you. You have the same parents.

12. 弟弟

Chinese: 弟弟

Pinyin: dì di

Meaning: younger brother of you. You have the same parents.

13. 姐姐

Chinese: 姐姐

Pinyin: jiě jie

Meaning: elder sister of you. You have the same parents.

14. 妹妹

Chinese: 妹妹

Pinyin: mèi mei

Meaning: younger sister of you. You have the same parents.

15. 表哥 & 表弟 & 表妹 & 表姐

Chinese: 表哥 & 表弟 & 表妹 & 表姐

Pinyin: biǎo gē  & biǎo dì  & biǎo mèi  & biǎo jiě

Meaning: 表哥 means a son of your father’s sister or of your mother’s brother or sister. Older than you.

表弟 means a son of your father’s sister or of your mother’s brother or sister. Younger than you.

表姐 means a daughter of your father’s sister or of your mother’s brother or sister. Older than you.

表妹 means a daughter of your father’s sister or of your mother’s brother or sister. Younger than you.

16. 堂哥 & 堂弟 & 堂妹 & 堂姐

Chinese: 堂哥 & 堂弟 & 堂妹 & 堂姐

Pinyin: táng gē  & táng dì  & táng mèi  & táng jiě

Meaning: 堂哥 means elder male cousin with the same surname with you.

堂弟means younger male cousin with the same surname with you.

堂姐 means elder female cousin with the same surname with you.

堂妹 means younger female cousin with the same surname with you.

 

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