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Autor:  Dale Thomas / USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  15/MAI/2014 7:31 PM
Assunto:  Family
 
Mensagem:  Prima = cousin
There is  no special word for a female cousin.  Usually the name will tell the listener her sex.  "Mary is my cousin."  (How many boys do you know who are named Mary?  Obviously Mary is the name of a girl.)  Let's say her name is "Jo".  That could be female or male.  "I had dinner with my cousin Jo.  She is from Chicago" or "I had dinner with my cousin Jo.  He is from Chicago."  Very common.  Indirectly you are giving the listener the cousin's sex.

Tios = aunt and uncle, uncle and aunt
Tios = uncles (all males)

"My aunt and uncle are coming for dinner."
There is no special word that means both males and females.


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Family  –  Luciane  15/MAI/2014, 3:10 PM
 Family  –  Dale Thomas / USA  15/MAI/2014, 7:31 PM
Family  –  Luciane  16/MAI/2014, 9:52 AM
Family  –  Dale Thomas / USA  16/MAI/2014, 7:17 PM
Family  –  Ricardo - EMB  16/MAI/2014, 8:12 PM
Family  –  Dale Thomas / USA  16/MAI/2014, 10:35 PM
Family  –  Fran  17/MAI/2014, 6:08 PM
Family  –  Dale Thomas / USA  18/MAI/2014, 4:14 PM
Family  –  Fran  29/MAI/2014, 1:39 PM

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