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Kinship Terms Couples Need to Learn

From the moment you decide to get married, you may feel like you have entered a different world. While you are having business conversations with your friends, your new agenda may be your mother-in-law and sister-in-law or your sister-in-law and brother-in-law. We can hear some of our readers saying, "Who are they?" Some of us just need a little practice. So as you enter the world, it is useful for brides-to-be to learn the special language spoken here. That's why we've put together a glossary of relative terms. If you're ready, the lesson begins!

Relative Terms and Their Meanings to Learn Before Marriage

What does mother-in-law mean?

We guess you know this, but we are also including "mother-in-law" in our dictionary in case there are still brides-to-be who do not know it. Mother-in-law is the mother of your future spouse, that is, the person you will now address as mother.

What does Kaynata mean?

Before we explain who your father-in-law is, would it be more familiar if we said father-in-law? Father-in-law is the father of your future spouse. He is addressed as "father", while in absentia he is referred to as "father-in-law" or "father-in-law".

What does sister-in-law mean?

As it is mentioned in the folk song, "In the gardens there are black-eyed peas, the daughter-in-law plays, let's see them play, when they come together", one of the players is the bride, but who is the sister-in-law? Sister-in-law is the older sister or sister-in-law of your future spouse. You can call her "sister-in-law" whether she is older or younger than you, but when addressing her, you can use "sister-in-law" if she is older than you and her name if she is younger.

What does Elti mean?

When it comes to how to traditionally address the people you will be related to through your future spouse, let's share anonymous sayings and proverbs about these people in passing. One of our proverbs says that "the ship of sand has sailed, the ship of elti has not". We hope that you will prove this proverb wrong and get along very well with your elti. So who is this elti? The people you will call my sister-in-law are the wives of your future husband's brothers.

What does beech mean?

In fact, in-law is the root of the words father-in-law and mother-in-law. If your father-in-law is your father-in-law and your mother-in-law is your mother-in-law, who are your in-laws? We answer that your in-laws are the younger or older brothers and sisters of your future spouse.

In addition to the relative terms you need to learn, there are also some that your future spouse needs to learn. Let's talk about the relative terms that concern him/her.

What does sister-in-law mean?

If you have a sister, your future husband will refer to your older sister or younger sister as your sister-in-law. He is the brother-in-law of your sisters.

What does "brother-in-law" mean?

It can be said that the sister-in-laws generally get along very well, despite the ship of the elves that does not work out. Let's explain who are the sisters-in-law who love and care for each other very much. The wives of sisters address each other as sister-in-laws. In other words, your sister's husband and your husband are each other's brothers-in-law.

What does in-law mean?

The person called brother-in-law or brother-in-law will be your brother, if any. Your future spouse may address your older or younger brothers as brother-in-law or sister-in-law.

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  • I confuse the terms relative a lot, I hope I am not the only one 🙂 Thank you for supporting me to learn.

  • I have only one sister-in-law, but I have dozens of sisters-in-law. Since my fiancé does not have a sister, all his friends, relatives and friends introduce themselves to me as sister-in-law.

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