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This list of extended Chinese family relationships covers family members of the same generation or younger - cousins, bothers and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. Each entry is accompanied by an audio file for pronunciation and listening practice.

Bother-in-law (Older sister's husband)

English: Brother-in-law - Older sister's husband
Pinyin: jiě fu
Chinese: 姐夫

Audio Pronunciation

Brother-in-law (Younger sister's husband)

English: Brother-in-law - Younger sister's husband
Pinyin: mèi xù
Chinese: 妹婿

Audio Pronunciation

Sister-in-law (Older brother's wife)

English: Sister-in-law - Older brother's wife
Pinyin: sǎosao
Chinese: 嫂嫂

Audio Pronunciation

Sister-in-law (Younger brother's wife)

English: Sister-in-law - Younger brother's wife
Pinyin: dì xí
Chinese: 弟媳

Audio Pronunciation

Older Male Cousin (Father's side)

English: Older male cousin - Father's side
Pinyin: táng gē
Chinese: 堂哥

Audio Pronunciation

Younger Male Cousin (Father's side)

English: Younger male cousin - Father's side
Pinyin: táng dì
Chinese: 堂弟

Audio Pronunciation

Older Female Cousin (Father's side)

English: Older female cousin - Father's side
Pinyin: táng jiě
Chinese: 堂姐

Audio Pronunciation

Younger Female Cousin (Father's side)

English: Younger female cousin - Father's side
Pinyin: táng mèi
Chinese: 堂妹

Audio Pronunciation

Older Male Cousin (Mother's side)

English: Older male cousin - Mother's side
Pinyin: biǎo gē
Chinese: 表哥

Audio Pronunciation

Younger Male Cousin (Mother's side)

English: Younger male cousin - Mother's side
Pinyin: biǎo dì
Chinese: 表弟

Audio Pronunciation
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