Situational Words and Phrases 情景词汇
A: Wha is the man beside your sister?
B: He is my brother-in-law.
2.cousin n. 表兄/姐(弟/妹)
A: Was that your sister with you this morning?
B: No, she is my cousin.
3.generation n. 代，辈
A: I heard that most Chinese families lime together with three or more generations. Is that true?
B: It was about two decades ago, but now more and more families only have two generations.
4.grandaunt n. 婶婆
A: Uncle Aston, how is grandaunt Agatha?
B: I'm afraid she has broken her leg. It will be some time before she can walk again.
5.kissing cousin 亲表兄弟
A: May and Tein are my cousins.
B: You said they were your kissing cousin?
6.blood brother 盟兄弟
A: Those two have a close friendship.
B: Yeah, they were such good friends, that they became blood brothers.
A: In China the grandparents stay an with the family and look after the grandchildren while the parents are at work.
B: I see.
A: It's often the mother-in-law and the daughter-in-law who don't get on very well in China, until both sides agree to lime apart.
B: Is that socially acceptable?
9.nephew n. 外甥/侄子
A: This year my sister will come home with my nephew for Spring Festival.
B: That sounds very nice.
A: Were you excited about the reunion?
B: Certainly, I haven't seen my brother since he left four years ago. Presides it was the first time I'd seen my sister-in-law.
11.housewife n. 家庭主妇
A: Does your sister-in-law work too?
B: No. She is a sweet housewife. She can cook delicious Chinese food.
12.nieve n. 侄女
A: Is that your daughter between you and your wife in the picture?
B: No. That's my niece.