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Chinese Family Tree

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The proper way to address a family member in Chinese is determined by many factors such as gender, generation, relative age, maternal/paternal linage. There are specific terms for almost every position in the family tree. No wonder Chinese kinship terms can be complicated and confusing.


Complexity notwithstanding, it's important to use the correct term because it shows politeness and respect, especially among the older generation.


How to get the hang of Chinese kinship terms?


Play Chinese Family Tree!


Have fun while deciphering the kinship term & finding the person in the family tree. Pick up interesting trivia too.


Choose a family tree to start searching!

Chinese Family Tree

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