Uncle or Aunt

Why this uncle is called “舅舅”, and that one is called “叔叔” ?

So complicated in Chinese! How do we describe the complicated relationship among these relatives in Chinese? This fun lesson may help you to understand more.




Is it hard for American born Chinese kids to master these terms for relatives? My kids didn’t find it difficult during their visit to China during Spring Festival this year. The 20-day trip really help them a lot and they love the trip and didn’t want to come back to the US. Their Mandarin and Cantonese were greatly improved.

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