Talking About Japan
In English

15
Japanese Families


Students often express
how important their family is to them.




Let's review the vocabulary for family members...
Here are two Ainu women and their children, the woman on the left is married to a non-Ainu Japanese man; circa 1948
Family Titles
Talking about your family
Talking about another's family
father
mother
older brother
older sister
younger brother
younger sister
grandfather
grandmother
uncle
aunt
husband
wife
son
daughter




family
parents
sibling
child/children
cousin
relatives


Let's review the vocabulary of more distant family members:

For example, do you know your great great grandparents?



What do we call our spouse's father and mother?


Do you have many cousins?
If our father remarries, what is the word for our new mother and siblings?
Do you have brothers and sisters?


Now let us talk about how we truly feel about all our different family members. What do they mean to us?
Do you have children?

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