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What do you call someone in a Punjabi family?

What do you call someone in a Punjabi family?

Punjabi families are usually all about the boys…. After my research, what I found most interesting was that there was no word for ‘Cousin’ (you’re just brothers and sisters) and no word for ‘Husband’ or ‘Wife’! If you want to refer to your husband, you call him ‘Your Man of the House’.

Which is the best definition of the word talent?

A person who has an innate skill or feels at home doing something The ability to solve difficult problems, often in original, clever, and inventive ways A young person with exceptional qualities or abilities The personnel employed in an organization That with which one is gifted or endowed

Who are your Punjabi-Punjabi kinship terms?

The Chinese even have finer..vocabulary…they have Words for First sister..Second Brother etc…youngest sister..youngest brother etc..Firts cousin..second cousin etc etc…even more DETAIL than the Punjabis… Thanks for the pronunciation/spelling for Saandhu. The pronunciation of Punjabi was actually a request by a forum member.

Who are your brothers and sisters in Punjabi?

The Punjabi kinship terminology distinguishes just four superior generations and four inferior generations, but there is no limit to the relationships that may be considered collateral. In Ego’s own generation, all males are addressed as bhai (brother) and all females are bhain (sister).

What do you call your mother and father in Hindi?

In fact, one would hardly find a child calling his mother Mataji or his father Pitaji. We have Indianized these words by using the suffix -ji; so words like Uncleji, Auntieji are easily understood and acceptable.

Who is the pain in the Punjabi family?

(Your wife’s brother, or sala , apparently is usually a pain.) Also there are different words for relationships depending on relative age in the family (to ensure the right amount of respect) and whether you are on the maternal or paternal side. Punjabi families are usually all about the boys…