In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1tía feminineAunt Mary — tía Mary
- my aunt and uncle — mis tíos
- Families used to mean a father and mother, grandparents, and the children, and aunts and uncles and cousins.
- Your parent would have no brothers or sisters and hence you couldn't have aunts or uncles, let alone cousins.
- Female baboons tend to form the tightest bonds with their mothers, aunts, and sisters.
- I'm from a small, low-key family with no aunts, uncles or cousins.
- It was very important to this toddler to work out what relationship I had to his grandmother, his mother and his other aunts and uncles.
- I have one sister and both of my parents are only children, so there are no aunts, uncles or cousins.
- When a man goes to prison, wives, sisters, mothers and aunts often work to keep the family together.
- We spent our summers at our tiny pool or at the beach along the Caspian Sea with aunts, uncles and cousins.
- We thank all our aunts, uncles and cousins who stayed with our father during the evenings so that he would not be alone.
- These are our grandmothers and aunts and uncles and fathers and sisters and cousins and close friends.
- We know that, like her great aunts, she never married though she had many aunts and uncles who gave her 17 cousins.
- Years ago I met the elderly aunt of a friend, who told us about a frightening experience in her childhood.
- Not just the immediate family, but including all my aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews.
- Our girls need their mothers and fathers, their aunts and uncles, but they need their big sisters too.
- While her husband survived, she lost her grandmother, her sister, a dozen aunts and uncles, and many cousins.
- Zoe recalls going to her grandparents for Christmas tea with all the aunts, uncles and cousins.
- There is a great loyalty to one's immediate family and even beyond - to uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
- I spent every summer vacation at my grandmother's house in Pune with several aunts and uncles and hordes of cousins.
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