131 Brothers & Sisters

As well as being a star ballet dancer, 13-year-old Luke Wragg has an older brother and a younger sister, so it’s important to know how to describe them in Chinese.

In Chinese, the words for older and younger brothers and sisters are all different, so it’s important to differentiate correctly. ShaoLan also introduces ways of using these words to describe people who are not related to you, but who you want to show respect to, or have a sense of friendship with.

The word for older brother is 哥哥, younger brother is 弟弟, older sister is 姊姊, younger sister is 妹妹.

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Brothers & Sisters
xiōng dì jiě mèi
Older brother
gē ge
Younger brother
dì di
Older sister
jiě jie
Younger sister
mèi mei
I have
wǒ yǒu
I have an older brother.
我有一個哥哥 / 我有一个哥哥
wǒ yǒu yī gè gē ge
I have an younger sister.
我有一個妹妹 / 我有一个妹妹
wǒ yǒu yī gè mèi mei

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