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    Relationship name

    I want to know what name is given to the relationship of a person to his/her brother's wife.

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    Re: Relationship name

    Quote Originally Posted by uttamkbose View Post
    I want to know what name is given to the relationship of a person to his/her brother's wife.
    My brother's wife (or my husband's/wife's sister) is my sister-in-law.
    I am her brother/sister-in law.

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    Re: Relationship name

    Unlike other languages, English has only one one term for:
    My brother's wife.
    My husband's sister.
    My husband's brother's wife.

    All are my sister-in-law.

    (If you are male, then change "husband" to "wife," obviously.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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