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Japanese keishi;kyoudai(ik) / keshi;kyodai(ik) / けいし;きょうだい(ik)
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese brother and sister


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Mandarin xiōng dì / xiong1 di4
Taiwan hsiung ti
Japanese kyoudai(p);keitei / kyodai(p);kete / きょうだい(P);けいてい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese brothers; younger brother; CL:個|个[ge4]; I, me (humble term used by men in public speech); brotherly; fraternal
Japanese (1) (See ご兄弟) siblings; brothers and sisters; (2) brothers; (3) siblings-in-law; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; (4) (familiar language) (masculine speech) mate; friend; (personal name) Kyoudai
Elder and younger brothers; brother, brethren, i. e. members of the fraternity.



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Mandarin zhāng fēi / zhang1 fei1
Taiwan chang fei
Japanese chouhi / chohi / ちょうひ
Chinese Zhang Fei (168-221), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, famous as fearsome fighter and lover of wine
Japanese (personal name) Chouhi



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Mandarin xián dì / xian2 di4
Taiwan hsien ti
Japanese kentei / kente / けんてい
Chinese worthy little brother
Japanese (pronoun) wise younger brother; polite reference to another's younger brother, or to one's junior; (personal name) Kentei



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Mandarin guān yǔ / guan1 yu3
Taiwan kuan yü
Chinese Guan Yu (-219), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, fearsome fighter famous for virtue and loyalty; posomethingumously worshipped and identified with the guardian Bodhisattva Sangharama


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Mandarin ā xiōng / a1 xiong1
Taiwan a hsiung
Japanese akei / ake / あけい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese elder brother
Japanese elder brother; my dear brother


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Mandarin lǎo dà gē / lao3 da4 ge1
Taiwan lao ta ko
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese big brother

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Mandarin xiōng / xiong1
Taiwan hsiung
Japanese nii / ni / にい    kei / ke / けい    ani / あに
Chinese elder brother
Japanese (suffix noun) (1) (familiar language) used after the name of someone who is an older brother figure; (2) (See お兄さん) used with various honorifics to mean (older) brother; (n,n-suf) (1) (See 兄・あに) elder brother; (pronoun) (2) (familiar language) (masculine speech) pronoun or suffix used in reference to an older brother figure; Mister; Mr; (humble language) elder brother; older brother; (personal name) Kei
Elder brother.

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Mandarin sǎo / sao3
Taiwan sao
Japanese aniyome / あによめ
Chinese older brother's wife; sister-in-law
Japanese elder brother's wife; sister-in-law

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Mandarin tì // dì / ti4 // di4
Taiwan t`i // ti / ti // ti
Japanese otouto(p);oto;ototo(ik);tei / ototo(p);oto;ototo(ik);te / おとうと(P);おと;おとと(ik);てい
Chinese variant of 悌[ti4]; younger brother; junior male; I (modest word in letter)
Japanese (1) (humble language) younger brother; little brother; kid brother; (2) (てい only) (archaism) pupil; apprentice; (given name) Tei
Younger brother.


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Mandarin lìng xiōng / ling4 xiong1
Taiwan ling hsiung
Japanese reikei / reke / れいけい
Chinese Your esteemed older brother (honorific)
Japanese your elder brother


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Mandarin lìng dì / ling4 di4
Taiwan ling ti
Japanese reitei / rete / れいてい
Chinese honorable little brother
Japanese your younger brother


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Mandarin bó shū / bo2 shu1
Taiwan po shu
Japanese hakushuku / はくしゅく
Chinese father's brother (uncle); husband's brother (brother-in-law)
Japanese brothers; one's father's brothers


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Mandarin bó fù / bo2 fu4
Taiwan po fu
Japanese eoji / えおじ
Chinese father's elder brother; term of respect for older man; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (archaism) (See 阿叔) uncle (one's father's older brother)


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Mandarin xiōng mèi / xiong1 mei4
Taiwan hsiung mei
Japanese keimai;kyoudai(ik) / kemai;kyodai(ik) / けいまい;きょうだい(ik)
Chinese brother(s) and sister(s)
Japanese older brother and younger sister


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Mandarin shū fù / shu1 fu4
Taiwan shu fu
Japanese shukufu / しゅくふ    otooji / おとおじ    oji / おじ
Chinese father's younger brother; uncle
Japanese (archaism) uncle (one's father's younger brother); uncle


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Mandarin jiā xiōng / jia1 xiong1
Taiwan chia hsiung
Japanese kakei / kake / かけい
Chinese (polite) my elder brother
Japanese (my) elder brother


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Mandarin xiǎo dì / xiao3 di4
Taiwan hsiao ti
Japanese shoutei / shote / しょうてい
Chinese little brother; I, your little brother (humble)
Japanese (1) (humble language) younger brother; (pronoun) (2) (humble language) (masculine speech) I; me


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Mandarin dì mèi / di4 mei4
Taiwan ti mei
Japanese teimai / temai / ていまい
Chinese younger sibling; younger brother's wife
Japanese younger brother and sister


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Mandarin fù xiōng / fu4 xiong1
Taiwan fu hsiung
Japanese fukei / fuke / ふけい
Chinese father and elder brother(s); head of the family; patriarch
Japanese (1) guardians; parents; (2) father and older brother



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Mandarin zhǎng xiōng / zhang3 xiong1
Taiwan chang hsiung
Japanese choukei / choke / ちょうけい
Chinese eldest brother
Japanese eldest brother

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Mandarin bǎi // bà / bai3 // ba4
Taiwan pai // pa
Japanese haku / はく
Chinese one hundred (old); variant of 霸[ba4]
Japanese (1) count; earl; (2) (See 神祇官・2) chief official of the Department of Worship; (3) (archaism) eldest brother; (n,n-pref,n-suf) (4) (abbreviation) (See 伯剌西爾・ブラジル) Brazil; Brazilian; (surname, given name) Haku; (female given name) Tsukasa
eldest brother (?); eldest brother (?)

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Mandarin shū / shu1
Taiwan shu
Japanese yoshi / よし    muneyuki / むねゆき    munehiro / むねひろ    hajime / はじめ    seki / せき
Chinese uncle; father's younger brother; husband's younger brother; Taiwan pr. [shu2]
Japanese (given name) Yoshi; (personal name) Muneyuki; (personal name) Munehiro; (given name) Hajime; (given name) Seki
A father's younger brother; translit. śi, śu.

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Mandarin/ ge1
Taiwan ko
Japanese uta / うた
Chinese elder brother
Japanese (surname) Uta
Elder brother; a song

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Mandarin dài // dà / dai4 // da4
Taiwan tai // ta
Japanese dai / だい    oo / おお
Chinese see 大夫[dai4 fu5]; big; huge; large; major; great; wide; deep; older (than); oldest; eldest; greatly; very much; (dialect) father; father's elder or younger brother
Japanese (prefix) (1) the large part of; (2) big; large; great; (suffix) (3) approximate size; no larger than; (4) (abbreviation) (See 大学・1) -university; (5) large (e.g. serving size); loud (e.g. volume setting); (prefix) (See 大・だい・2) big; large; (given name) Yutaka; (surname, given name) Masaru; (personal name) Masa; (male given name) Futoshi; (male given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hiro; (surname, given name) Hajime; (personal name) Daibuku; (personal name) Daifuku; (personal name) Daisue; (surname) Daijou; (personal name) Daikatsu; (surname, female given name) Dai; (given name) Takeshi; (male given name) Takashi; (given name) Shin; (personal name) Kazuhito; (surname) Oyagi; (surname) Otaka
Maha. 摩訶; 麼賀. Great, large, big; all pervading, all-embracing; numerous 多; surpassing ; mysterious 妙; beyond comprehension 不可思議; omnipresent 體無不在. The elements, or essential things, i.e. (a) 三大 The three all-pervasive qualities of the 眞如 q.v. : its 體, 相 , 用 substance, form, and functions, v. 起信論 . (b) 四大 The four tanmātra or elements, earth, water, fire, air (or wind) of the 倶舍論. (c)五大 The five, i.e. the last four and space 空, v. 大日經. (d) 六大 The six elements, earth, water, fire, wind, space (or ether), mind 識. Hīnayāna, emphasizing impersonality 人空, considers these six as the elements of all sentient beings; Mahāyāna, emphasizing the unreality of all things 法空, counts them as elements, but fluid in a flowing stream of life, with mind 識 dominant; the esoteric sect emphasizing nonproduction, or non-creation, regards them as universal and as the Absolute in differentiation. (e) 七大 The 楞嚴經 adds 見 perception, to the six above named to cover the perceptions of the six organs 根.

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Mandarin jìn / jin4
Taiwan chin
Chinese wife of mother's brother

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Mandarin/ si4
Taiwan ssu
Chinese wife or senior concubine of husbands older brother (old); elder sister (old); surname Si

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Mandarin/ di4
Taiwan ti
Chinese wife of a younger brother

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Mandarin shěn / shen3
Taiwan shen
Chinese wife of father's younger brother

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Mandarin/ ti4
Taiwan t`i / ti
Japanese tei / te / てい
Chinese to do one's duty as a younger brother
Japanese (1) respect for one's elders; (2) harmony among siblings; (given name) Yasushi; (personal name) Tomo; (personal name) Teiji; (female given name) Tei; (personal name) Dai; (given name) Sunao

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Japanese kon / こん
Chinese descendant; elder brother; a style of Chinese poetry
Japanese (surname) Kon

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese descendant; elder brother


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Mandarin èr gē / er4 ge1
Taiwan erh ko
Chinese second brother



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Mandarin wǔ lún / wu3 lun2
Taiwan wu lun
Japanese gorin / ごりん
Chinese the five Confucian relationships (ruler-subject, father-son, brother-brother, husband-wife, friend-friend)
Japanese the five Confucian filial-piety relationships


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Japanese boukei / boke / ぼうけい Japanese one's deceased elder brother


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Japanese boutei / bote / ぼうてい Japanese one's deceased younger brother


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Japanese hakuchuu / hakuchu / はくちゅう Japanese (noun/participle) (1) being evenly matched; being equal with; being on a par with; being well contested; (2) (archaism) (orig. meaning) eldest and second eldest brother; older and younger brother; (place-name) Hakuchuu


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Mandarin bó bo / bo2 bo5
Taiwan po po
Chinese father's elder brother; uncle


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Mandarin bó mǔ / bo2 mu3
Taiwan po mu
Japanese hakubo / はくぼ    oba / おば
Chinese wife of father's elder brother; aunt; (polite form of address for a woman who is about the age of one's mother); CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese aunt; (surname) Uba


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Japanese anii / ani / あにい Japanese (1) (colloquialism) (familiar language) (See 兄貴・1) elder brother; one's senior; (2) dashing young man; gallant young lad


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Japanese aniue / あにうえ Japanese (honorific or respectful language) older brother


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Japanese keiji / keji / けいじ Japanese (noun/participle) defer to another as if an older brother


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Japanese anibun / あにぶん Japanese (1) (See 弟分) sworn elder brother; (2) older male in an homosexual relationship


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Japanese aniyome / あによめ Japanese elder brother's wife; sister-in-law


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Mandarin xiōng sǎo / xiong1 sao3
Taiwan hsiung sao
Chinese elder brother and his wife


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Japanese anigo / あにご Japanese (humble language) elder brother; (surname) Aniushiro


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Japanese konokamigokoro / このかみごころ Japanese (archaism) solicitude befitting an older brother or older person


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Japanese niisama / nisama / にいさま Japanese (honorific or respectful language) older brother


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Japanese anija / あにじゃ Japanese (honorific or respectful language) (See 兄者人) older brother



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Mandarin xiōng tái / xiong1 tai2
Taiwan hsiung t`ai / hsiung tai
Chinese brother (polite appellation for a friend one's age)


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Japanese aniki(p);aniki / あにき(P);アニキ Japanese (1) (familiar language) (honorific or respectful language) elder brother; (2) one's senior; (3) older man; man older than oneself



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Mandarin xiōng zhǎng / xiong1 zhang3
Taiwan hsiung chang
Chinese elder brother; term of respect for a man of about the same age



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Mandarin nèi xiōng / nei4 xiong1
Taiwan nei hsiung
Chinese wife's older brother



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Mandarin nèi dì / nei4 di4
Taiwan nei ti
Chinese wife's younger brother



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Mandarin jù ěr / ju4 er3
Taiwan chü erh
Chinese brother


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Mandarin shū gōng / shu1 gong1
Taiwan shu kung
Chinese great uncle; grandfather's younger brother; husband's father's younger brother


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Mandarin shū shu / shu1 shu5
Taiwan shu shu
Chinese father's younger brother; uncle; Taiwan pr. [shu2 shu5]; CL:個|个[ge4]


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Mandarin shū pó / shu1 po2
Taiwan shu p`o / shu po
Chinese aunt by marriage; husband's aunt; husband's father's younger brother's wife


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Mandarin shū zi / shu1 zi5
Taiwan shu tzu
Japanese yoshiko / よしこ    toshiko / としこ    shukuko / しゅくこ
Chinese brother-in-law; husband's younger brother
Japanese (female given name) Yoshiko; (female given name) Toshiko; (female given name) Shukuko


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Mandarin shū mǔ / shu1 mu3
Taiwan shu mu
Japanese shukubo / しゅくぼ    oba / おば
Chinese aunt; wife of father's younger brother
Japanese aunt


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Mandarin shū zǔ / shu1 zu3
Taiwan shu tsu
Chinese grandfather's younger brother



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Mandarin gē men / ge1 men5
Taiwan ko men
Chinese Brothers!; brethren; dude (colloquial); brother (diminutive form of address between males)


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Mandarin gē ge / ge1 ge5
Taiwan ko ko
Chinese older brother; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]


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Mandarin sì dé / si4 de2
Taiwan ssu te
Japanese shitoku
Chinese four Confucian injunctions 孝悌忠信 (for men), namely: piety 孝 to one's parents, respect 悌 to one's older brother, loyalty 忠 to one's monarch, faith 信 to one's male friends; the four Confucian virtues for women of morality 德, physical charm 容, propriety in speech 言 and efficiency in needlework 功
The four nirvana virtues, or values, according to the Mahāyāna Nirvana Sutra: (1) 常德 permanence or eternity; (2) 樂德 joy; (3) 我德 personality or the soul; (4) 淨德 purity. These four important terms, while denied in the lower realms, are affirmed by the sutra in the transcendental, or nirvana-realm; four virtues


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Mandarin dà bó / da4 bo2
Taiwan ta po
Japanese oohaku / おおはく    ooku / おおく
Chinese husband's older brother; brother-in-law
Japanese (surname) Oohaku; (female given name) Ooku


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Japanese taikei / taike / たいけい Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) older brother; (pronoun) (2) (honorific or respectful language) (epistolary style) (See 小弟・2) you (in ref. to male of greater age or status); (surname) Ooe


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Mandarin dà gē / da4 ge1
Taiwan ta ko
Chinese eldest brother; big brother (polite address for a man of about the same age as oneself); gang leader; boss


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Mandarin dà niáng / da4 niang2
Taiwan ta niang
Chinese (coll.) father's older brother's wife; aunt (polite address)



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Mandarin dà mā / da4 ma1
Taiwan ta ma
Chinese father's elder brother's wife; aunt (affectionate term for an elderly woman)


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Mandarin dà sǎo / da4 sao3
Taiwan ta sao
Chinese older brother's wife; sister-in-law; elder sister (respectful appellation for an older married woman)



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Mandarin tiān qīn / tian1 qin1
Taiwan t`ien ch`in / tien chin
Japanese amachika / あまちか
Japanese (surname) Amachika
Vasubandhu, 伐蘇畔度; 婆藪槃豆 (or 婆修槃豆) (or 婆修槃陀) 'akin to the gods ', or 世親 'akin to the world'. Vasubandhu is described as a native of Puruṣapura, or Peshawar, by Eitel as of Rājagriha, born '900 years after the nirvana', or about A. D. 400; Takakusu suggests 420-500, Peri puts his death not later than 350. In Eitel's day the date of his death was put definitely at A. D. 117. Vasubandhu's great work, the Abhidharmakośa, is only one of his thirty-six works. He is said to be the younger brother of Asaṅga of the Yogācāra school, by whom he was converted from the Sarvāstivāda school of thought to that of Mahāyāna and of Nāgārjuna. On his conversion he would have 'cut out his tongue' for its past heresy, but was dissuaded by his brother, who bade him use the same tongue to correct his errors, whereupon he wrote the 唯識論 and other Mahayanist works. He is called the twenty-first patriarch and died in Ayodhya.


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Mandarin jìn zi / jin4 zi5
Taiwan chin tzu
Chinese (informal) mother's brother's wife; maternal uncle's wife


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Japanese shitei;kyoudai(ik) / shite;kyodai(ik) / してい;きょうだい(ik) Japanese older sister and younger brother


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Mandarin jiě zhàng / jie3 zhang4
Taiwan chieh chang
Chinese older sister's husband; brother-in-law



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Mandarin zhí nǚ / zhi2 nu:3
Taiwan chih nü
Chinese niece; brother's daughter



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Mandarin zhí zi / zhi2 zi5
Taiwan chih tzu
Japanese meikko / mekko / めいっこ    meigo / mego / めいご
Chinese brother's son; nephew
Japanese niece


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Mandarin sǎo sao / sao3 sao5
Taiwan sao sao
Chinese older brother's wife; sister-in-law; (polite address to a younger married woman) sister


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Mandarin sǎo zi / sao3 zi5
Taiwan sao tzu
Chinese (coll.) older brother's wife; sister-in-law; CL:個|个[ge4]



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Mandarin shěn shen / shen3 shen5
Taiwan shen shen
Chinese wife of father's younger brother; aunt



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Mandarin shěn zi / shen3 zi5
Taiwan shen tzu
Chinese (coll.) father's younger brother's wife; aunt



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Mandarin shěn mǔ / shen3 mu3
Taiwan shen mu
Chinese wife of father's younger brother; aunt


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Mandarin jì zǐ / ji4 zi3
Taiwan chi tzu
Japanese kishi / きし
Chinese youngest brother; a period of two or three months
Japanese last child; (female given name) Yoshiko; (female given name) Toshiko; (female given name) Tokiko; (female given name) Takako; (female given name) Sueko; (surname) Kishi; (female given name) Kiko


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Mandarin jì fù / ji4 fu4
Taiwan chi fu
Chinese uncle (father's youngest brother)


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Japanese jikkei / jikke / じっけい Japanese (biological) older brother; older brother from the same parents


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Japanese jittei / jitte / じってい Japanese (biological) younger brother; younger brother from the same parents


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Mandarin jiā shū / jia1 shu1
Taiwan chia shu
Chinese (polite) my uncle (father's younger brother)


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Mandarin jiā dì / jia1 di4
Taiwan chia ti
Chinese (polite) my younger brother


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Japanese sonkei / sonke / そんけい Japanese (pronoun) (polite language) elder brother; elderly person


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Mandarin xiǎo shū / xiao3 shu1
Taiwan hsiao shu
Chinese husband's younger brother; brother-in-law


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Japanese kojuuto / kojuto / こじゅうと Japanese brother-in-law


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Japanese shoutei / shote / しょうてい Japanese (1) (humble language) younger brother; (pronoun) (2) (humble language) (masculine speech) I; me


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Mandarin nián xiōng / nian2 xiong1
Taiwan nien hsiung
Chinese lit. older brother; fig. fellow students who are successful in the imperial examinations


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Mandarin yòu dì / you4 di4
Taiwan yu ti
Chinese younger brother


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Japanese otoutobun / ototobun / おとうとぶん Japanese friend treated as younger brother


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Japanese otoutogimi / ototogimi / おとうとぎみ Japanese (archaism) (polite language) younger brother



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Mandarin dì fù / di4 fu4
Taiwan ti fu
Chinese younger brother's wife; sister-in-law


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Mandarin dì xí / di4 xi2
Taiwan ti hsi
Chinese younger brother's wife; sister-in-law


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Japanese otoutoyome;otoyome / ototoyome;otoyome / おとうとよめ;おとよめ Japanese younger brother's wife


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Mandarin dì di / di4 di5
Taiwan ti ti
Chinese younger brother; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]


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Japanese otoutogo / ototogo / おとうとご Japanese your younger brother


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