Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Lesson 8: Family

These definitions are all from your point of view.

Ge Teng Family
家庭
Baba Father 爸爸
Mama Mother 妈妈
Hia` Older Brother
Di Younger Brother
Je Older Sister
Mue Younger Sister

Father's Side:
Lai Gong Grandfather
内公
Lai Ma Grandmother 内妈
Bet Uncle older than your dad
Jek Uncle younger than your dad
Gou Aunt
Tang Cousin

Mother's Side:
Ghua Gong Grandfather
外公
Ghua Ma Grandmother 外妈
Gu Uncle
I Aunt
Bio Cousin

Notes:
  • For the oldest sibling, uncle, or aunt, add a Dua before saying their position in the famly. Ex: Dua Hia` 大兄 is the oldest brother, Dua Bet 大伯 is the oldest uncle on the father's side, and Dua I 大姨 is the oldest aunt on the mother's side.
  • For the youngest sibling, uncle, or aunt, add a Soi before saying their position in the famly. Ex: Soi Di 细弟 is the youngest brother, Soi Jek 细叔 is the youngest uncle on the father's side, and Soi I 细姨 is the youngest aunt on the mother's side.
  • For siblings, uncles, or aunts in between the oldest and youngest ones add a number before saying their position in the famly. Ex: Yi Hia` 二兄 is the second oldest brother, Sa` Hia` 三兄 the third oldest, Si Hia` 四兄 the fourth oldest, and so on.
A: Leu gai geteng u gui gai nang?
How many people are in your family?
汝个家庭有几个人?

B: Ua gai geteng u # gai nang.
My family has # people.
我个家庭有#个人。

A: Leu gai geteng u didiang?
Who are your family members?
汝个家庭有底[ ]

B: Ua gai geteng u a Ma, baba, mama, a hia`, dua je, soi je, ua, a di, gat a mue.
My family consists of my grandmother, father, mother, big brother, big sister, second big sister, me, younger brother, and younger sister.
我个家庭有阿妈, 爸爸, 妈妈, 阿兄, 大姐, 细姐, 我, 阿弟, 合阿妹。

A: Leu gai geteng jing dua.
Your family is really big.
汝个家庭真大。

B: Si a, yikyik do lai jaksinang.
Yeah, everyday at home is is very noisy (lit. wake the dead).
是啊, 日日在内[ ]死人。


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