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Brother and Sister

keishi / kyoudai
Brother and Sister Scroll

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

shǒu zú qíng
Brotherly and Sisterly Love Scroll

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.

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
shou tsu ch`ing
shou tsu ching

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Simple Dictionary Definition


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 keishi; kyoudai(ik) / keshi; kyodai(ik)
    けいし; きょうだい(ik)
Brotherly and Sisterly Love Scroll
brother and sister

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wife or senior concubine of husbands older brother (old); elder sister (old)

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older brother's wife; sister-in-law
elder brother's wife; sister-in-law


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


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elder brother's wife; sister-in-law


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


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


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


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


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


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dì mèi
    di4 mei4
ti mei
 teimai / temai
younger sibling; younger brother's wife
younger brother and sister



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


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


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(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


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 gikei(p); ani(ik) / gike(p); ani(ik)
    ぎけい(P); あに(ik)
(1) brother-in-law (spouse's older brother or older sister's husband); (2) older stepbrother


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 gimai(p); imouto(ik) / gimai(p); imoto(ik)
    ぎまい(P); いもうと(ik)
(1) sister-in-law (spouse's younger sister or younger brother's wife); (2) younger stepsister; younger adopted sister; non-blood-related younger sister


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 gishi(p); ane(ik)
    ぎし(P); あね(ik)
(1) sister-in-law (spouse's older sister or older brother's wife); (2) older stepsister; older adopted sister; non-blood-related older sister


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 gitei(p); otouto(ik) / gite(p); ototo(ik)
    ぎてい(P); おとうと(ik)
(1) brother-in-law (spouse's younger brother or younger sister's husband); (2) (obscure) younger stepbrother


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jiù sǎo
    jiu4 sao3
chiu sao
wife's brother's wife, sister-in-law


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biǎo shū
    biao3 shu1
piao shu
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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 chikyoudai / chikyodai
foster sibling; foster brother; foster sister


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(1) (archaism) younger brother (of an older brother); younger sister (of an older sister); (2) (archaism) youngest child; (prefix) (3) (archaism) young; younger; youngest; (prefix) (4) (archaism) young and beautiful; cute


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half-sibling (by a different father); uterine sibling; maternal half-sibling; half-brother; half-sister


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half-sibling (by a different father); uterine sibling; maternal half-sibling; half-brother; half-sister


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(brother and sister) born of a different mother


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half-sibling (by a different father); uterine sibling; maternal half-sibling; half-brother; half-sister


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 kyoudaikouhai / kyodaikohai
brother-sister inbreeding; sibling mating


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elder brother's wife; sister-in-law



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



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

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