Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. blouen's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Jun 2007
    • Posts: 3,340
    #1

    general term

    general term for nephew/niece?


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #2

    Re: general term

    Relative / relation is all I can think of.

    How do you want to use this "general term"?

  2. blouen's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Jun 2007
    • Posts: 3,340
    #3

    Re: general term

    Im thinking of it relative to parents, grandparents, and siblings... if theres one that could put nephew and niece in a nutshell.

  3. RonBee's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2003
    • Posts: 16,551
    #4

    Re: general term

    For brothers and sisters you could say siblings, but I don't think there is such a term for nephews and nieces.

    ~R

  4. blouen's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Jun 2007
    • Posts: 3,340
    #5

    Re: general term

    I dont think so too, the reason I want to know if ever somebody knows one


    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 1,153
    #6

    Re: general term

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Im thinking of it relative to parents, grandparents, and siblings... if theres one that could put nephew and niece in a nutshell.
    What you are looking for does not make sense. "niece/nephew" has no relationship to the parents...they would be the parent's daughter/son. Same thing for grandparents...granddaughter/grandson and siblings...sister/brother.

    Anglika gave you the only general word I can think of..."relatives"

    You will have to give us a sentence or explain yourself better to get a better answer.

  5. blouen's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Jun 2007
    • Posts: 3,340
    #7

    Re: general term

    Actually, Im just looking for a word if there is any to add up to my vocabulary.
    (A new word a day keeps Mr.Dummy away)


    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 1,153
    #8

    Re: general term

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Actually, Im just looking for a word if there is any to add up to my vocabulary.
    (A new word a day keeps Mr.Dummy away)
    Read an English dictionary. It is faster.

  6. blouen's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Jun 2007
    • Posts: 3,340
    #9

    Re: general term

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    Read an English dictionary. It is faster.
    I do search new words in the dictionary whenever I come across difficult one in books I read, but that one comes to mind while Im talking with sb.
    You wouldnt ask me to look over my whole dictionary to search for that one, would you?
    And Im even doubtful if it exists... and Im now convinced that it doesnt.

  7. RonBee's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2003
    • Posts: 16,551
    #10

    Re: general term

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    I dont think so too, the reason I want to know if ever somebody knows one
    Say:
    I don't think so either, but I was wondering if there was such a term.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. in term
    By Hanka in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-Dec-2006, 20:43
  2. In his first term or At its(his) first term?
    By Falcon in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-Nov-2006, 19:42
  3. Does anyone know the history of the term 'owlhoot?'
    By Celestina1810 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-Feb-2006, 05:52
  4. General - positive? negative? or what?
    By morning in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 25-Nov-2005, 05:30
  5. surgeon general
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Nov-2004, 20:39

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •