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Family TermsPlay
Used to identify a specific male relative within an extended family. SlideDuring family reunions, I enjoy catching up with my nephew.
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Gender SpecificPlay
'Nephew' always refers to a male relation; 'niece' is the female counterpart. SlideMy sister just had a baby boy; I'm now an uncle to a nephew!
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Affectionate TermPlay
Can express affection and familiarity; often used by aunts and uncles. SlideMy nephew and I have a special bond; we're like best friends.