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    Kung fu Family question......

    Greetings,

    How do you address someone who trained under your kung fu Uncle. Is it still brother/sister in Chinese culture?


    mickey

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    Hi

    Yes it is brother/sister I believe. But terms can be regional, so I can only talk for Shandong and Shanghai, other places may be different.

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    Greetings xiao yao,

    Thank you for your assistance.


    mickey

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    si-jat = cousin male
    si jat-lui = cousin female

    Si pak = senior uncle
    Si sook = junior uncle

    These are Cantonese terms for filial designations within Kung Fu families.
    Kung Fu is good for you.

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    Greetings David Jamieson,

    Thank you for sharing that with me.

    mickey

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    No worries.

    The structure is very much along the lines of any family tree.
    There's terms for everyone and a place at the figurative table for everyone.
    Kung Fu is good for you.

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