Family in Chinese

If you're traveling in China there's bound to be a time when you'll talk about your family. Imagine describing to a native Chinese speaker who your family is made up of. After this lesson you'll be able to.

In today’s free lesson we're going to learn how to talk about family in Chinese. Practice these family names out loud so you can sound natural when talking to a native Chinese speaker!

After this lesson you'll be an expert of family in Chinese!

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Pronouncing family in Chinese

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wǒde fùmǔ

my parents


wǒde qīnqì

my relatives


Wǒde jiějie zhùzài Fǎguó。

My sister lives in France.


Wǒde gēge hěngāo。

My elder brother is tall.


wǒde tàitai

my wife


wǒde zhàngfu

my husband


wǒde nán péngyou

my boyfriend


wǒde nǚ péngyou

my girlfriend


wǒde xiōngdìjiěmèi

my siblings

That's it for this lesson!

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