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#EngTrivia: Extended Family Members

When it comes to family members, we have our immediate family members consisting of our parents, siblings, spouses, and children. This group might also include our half-siblings (siblings we have from different parents).

And then there are our close relatives, such as grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

What we also count as our relatives are the extended family members, who are still related to us by blood but not as close as our immediate family members or our close relatives. Who are they and how do we address them?

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Say, my grandfather has a younger brother. In Indonesian, I will simply call him ‘Kakek’ or grandfather, just as how I call my grandfather. But in English, I will refer to him as my great uncle. The same applies to great aunt.

And then I have a cousin, who is a child of my parent’s sibling. I will refer to this cousin as my first cousin. If my parent’s cousin has a child, that person is my second cousin. My child will also refer to the child of my cousin’s as the second cousin.

What about my parent’s cousins? In Indonesian, I will call them uncles and aunts. In English, they are still called cousins only with ‘removal’, that implies different generation. For example, my father’s first cousin is my first cousin once removed. The term applies both ways. My father’s first cousin will also refer to me as his/her/their first cousin once removed. My children will refer to them as the first cousin twice removed and vice versa.

The last but not least, we have the in-laws, who are related to us by marriage. Our spouse’s parents are our parents in law and our spouse’s siblings are our siblings in law.

 

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, 20 June 2020.


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#EngKnowledge: British Royal Family

Bet you’ve heard about this today: Prince William and Kate Middleton had welcomed their 2nd child, a baby girl!

So this is the perfect moment to learn some facts about the British monarchy!

  1. Queen Elizabeth II has been serving her country for more than 60 years.
  2. The Queen is a “Queen Regnant”, which means she became queen not because of marriage.
  3. She inherited the throne from her father.
    • Inherited. Arti: mewarisi,
    • Throne. Arti: takhta.
  4. Will Kate Middleton ever be a queen? Contrary to Queen Elizabeth II, she will be a ‘Queen Consort.’ Queen Consort is when a princess becomes a queen by marriage.
  5. Based on her lineage, Kate Middleton turned out to be a distant relative of George Washington.
  6. Queen Elizabeth had declared the family surname to be ‘Mountbatten-Windsor.’ Mountbatten is Prince Phillip’s surname.
    However, anyone with a ‘His/Her Royal Highness Title Prince/Princess’ does not usually require a surname.
  7. When a Royal Baby is born, a town crier will announce it in front of the hospital wing. Two footmen will then place an official declaration outside Buckingham Palace. Two footmen will then place an official declaration outside Buckingham Palace.
    • Hospital wing. Arti: bangsal rumah sakit.
  8. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, wife of Prince Charles does not use the title ‘Princess.’ The decision was made out of respect to the late Princess Diana.
    • Out of respect. Arti: demi menghormati.
  9. Every Tuesday, the Queen will hold a meeting with the current British Prime Minister.
  10. Another interesting tradition involving the Prime Minister is when they are elected. The winner of the election is announced, then he/she is going to meet the Queen. Then he/she is going to publicly declare in front of the people: “Her Majesty the Queen has asked me to form a Government and I have accepted.”
  11. Using a postage stamp with the image of the Queen in the wrong way can be seen as a treason.
    • Postage stamp. Arti: perangko,
    • Treason. Arti: pengkhianatan terhadap negara.

Those are my fave facts about British Royal family. Do you have any fave facts?

“Another fact about royal family was Prince Charless cheated with Camilla before Princess Diana got rumour.” – @iamderi

Source:

  • Telegraph UK,
  • yourtango.com

Compiled by @animenur for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, May 3, 2014

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#ENGQUOTE: Family

Hello, fellas! How’s your Monday going? I hope it is going positively nice. :)

Anyway, in this session, I would like to share with you seven English quotes related to family. Here we go! #EngQuote

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” (Desmond Tutu) #EngQuote

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” (Richard Bach) #EngQuote

“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” (Alex Haley) #EngQuote

A man should never neglect his family for business.” (Walt Disney) #EngQuote

“The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing the free man makes for himself and by himself.” (Gilbert K.C.) #EngQuote

My family was my guide to my reality.” (Haywood Nelson) #EngQuote

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” (Michael J. Fox) #EngQuote

Those are seven English quotes I can share with you in this session, fellas. Let’s share our love with our family, then. #EngQuote

Go and visit englishtips4u.com  and facebook.com/EnglishTips4U to find more interesting stuffs about English. See you, fellas!  :D

Source: brainyquote.com

Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on March 23, 2015.