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In China, there are more complicated titles for family members and relatives than in English-speaking countries. You may only use a few of these on a daily basis, but this is a comprehensive list of the titles you may come across while learning Chinese...

Jun 24, 2014 12:00 AM
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奶奶 (nǎi nai): the dad of your mum (your maternal grandfather); 祖母(zǔ mǔ)is the formal way to say 奶奶(nǎi nai).

 

I'm pretty sure 奶奶 is your father's mother and not your mother's father...

July 1, 2014

Nice article, and really helpful. But maybe a little correction or two will make it perfect!

姥爷 (lǎo ye): the mum of your dad (your paternal grandmother); 外祖父(wài zǔ fù)is the formal way to say 姥爷(lǎo ye).

 

Shouldn't it be:

姥爷 (lǎo ye): the dad of your mum ?

July 4, 2014

很 有用。 谢谢你!

July 7, 2014

Wow!  Incredibly helpful, thank you!

July 6, 2014

Wow, thanks for the list! This is really complicated, but I'll be glad to have learnt it if it ever comes up.

June 26, 2014
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