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Brother and Sister

Japan keishi / kyoudai
Brother and Sister

兄姉 means, "brother and sister," in Japanese.

There's not a perfect way to say it in calligraphy but this is probably the best way.

Brotherly and Sisterly Love

China shǒu zú qíng
Brotherly and Sisterly Love

手足情 is the love between siblings. When you love, protect, care for, and have a deep bond that only brothers or sisters can.

The actual translation is "Hand and Foot" but it is said the relationship between brothers or sisters is like that of hands and feet. They belong together, and complete the body. Even though this says "hand and foot," it will always be read with the brotherly and sisterly love meaning in Chinese.

Note: During the past 20 years, the "One child policy" in China is slowly making this term obsolete.


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兄姉

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

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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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兄嫁

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

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大嫂

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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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姉弟

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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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姐丈

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

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嫂嫂

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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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嫂子

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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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弟妹

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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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弟婦


弟妇

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

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弟媳

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

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氏上

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Japanese ujinokami / うじのかみ    ujiue / うじうえ Japanese (1) (archaism) eldest son; (2) (archaism) older brother; older sister; (3) (archaism) older person; (4) (archaism) head of a clan; head of a region; (5) (archaism) skilled craftsman; (archaism) head of a clan; (personal name) Ujinokami; (surname) Ujiue

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老二

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Mandarin lǎo èr / lao3 er4
Taiwan lao erh
Chinese the second child or brother (or sister); (slang) penis

舅嫂

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Mandarin jiù sǎo / jiu4 sao3
Taiwan chiu sao
Chinese wife's brother's wife, sister-in-law

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表叔

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Mandarin biǎo shū / biao3 shu1
Taiwan piao shu
Chinese son of grandfather's sister; son of grandmother's brother or sister; father's younger male cousin; (Hong Kong slang) mainlander

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乳兄弟

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Japanese chikyoudai / chikyodai / ちきょうだい Japanese foster brother or sister

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乳姉妹

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Japanese chikyoudai / chikyodai / ちきょうだい Japanese foster brother or sister

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種違い

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Japanese tanechigai / たねちがい Japanese half-sibling (by a different father); uterine sibling; maternal half-sibling; half-brother; half-sister

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胤違い

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Japanese tanechigai / たねちがい Japanese half-sibling (by a different father); uterine sibling; maternal half-sibling; half-brother; half-sister

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腹違い

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Japanese harachigai / はらちがい Japanese (brother and sister) born of a different mother

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たね違い

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Japanese tanechigai / たねちがい Japanese half-sibling (by a different father); uterine sibling; maternal half-sibling; half-brother; half-sister

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ブラコン

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Japanese burakon / ブラコン Japanese (1) (abbreviation) (See ブラザーコンプレックス,シスコン・2) brother complex; unnatural attachment to one's brother (esp. by his sister); (2) (abbreviation) (See ブラックコンテンポラリー) black contemporary (music)

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兄妹交配

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Japanese kyoudaikouhai / kyodaikohai / きょうだいこうはい Japanese brother-sister inbreeding; sibling mating

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兄嫁;嫂

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

同母異父


同母异父

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Mandarin tóng mǔ yì fù / tong2 mu3 yi4 fu4
Taiwan t`ung mu i fu / tung mu i fu
Chinese (of siblings) having the same mother but different fathers; half (brother or sister)

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同父異母


同父异母

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Mandarin tóng fù yì mǔ / tong2 fu4 yi4 mu3
Taiwan t`ung fu i mu / tung fu i mu
Chinese (of siblings) having the same father but different mothers; half (brother or sister)

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種変わり

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Japanese tanegawari / たねがわり Japanese (1) (See 種違い・たねちがい) half-sibling; half-brother or sister; (2) different strain; hybrid; new variety

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兄;首;氏上

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Japanese konokami / このかみ Japanese (1) (archaism) (See 長男) eldest son; (2) (archaism) older brother; older sister; (3) (archaism) older person; (4) (archaism) (See 氏上) head of a clan; head of a region; (5) (archaism) skilled craftsman

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Brother and Sister兄姉keishi / kyoudai
keishi / kyodai
keishi/kyodai
Brotherly and Sisterly Love手足情shǒu zú qíng
shou3 zu2 qing2
shou zu qing
shouzuqing
shou tsu ch`ing
shoutsuching
shou tsu ching



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