Dad, 爸爸, bà ba。Mom, 妈妈, mā ma。elder sister, 姐姐, jiě jie。elder brother, 哥哥, gē ge。younger sister, 妹妹, mèi mei。younger brother, 弟弟, dì di。grandpa (mom’s dad), 外公, wài gōng。grandma (mom’s mom), 外婆, wài pó。grandpa (dad’s dad), 爷爷, yé ye。grandma (dad’s mom), 奶奶, nǎi nai。
Family members refer to spouses, parents, children and other close relatives living together. The characteristics of family members are as follows:
(1) Family members are close relatives.
(2) The spouse, parents, and children are legal family members, as well as other close relatives living together.
(3) The scope of close relatives mainly includes blood relatives; parents, children, siblings, grandparents, maternal grandparents, grandchildren, and grandchildren; also includes in-laws (spouses).
(4) Close relatives living together refer to close relatives who live together for a certain period of time and assist each other in daily affairs. A certain period of time and mutual assistance in life affairs are the key words (features) of close relatives living together. Close relatives who occasionally live together or assist each other in life affairs are not family members.