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    #1

    big family / large family

    I come from a big family. (I mean many sisters and brothers.)
    I come from a large family. (I mean many sisters and brothers.)

    Hello,
    Are both natural to you? Which one is more used?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: big family / large family

    There's no difference.

    They're both natural, but I'd say #1 is more common (if you had numbered them).

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    #3

    Re: big family / large family

    It doesn't really matter, but these results put large slightly ahead, more so in BrE:

    COCA Big family- 379
    Large family- 406

    BNC Big family- 55
    Large family- 144

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