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Lesson 37: Extended family

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As you can see below, Turkish has different words for paternal and maternal uncles and aunts, and also has specific words for referring to your maternal grandparents.

Paternal means from your father's side, and maternal means from your mother's side.

The words büyükbaba, dede and büyükanne can be used both for your paternal and your maternal grandparents.

grandfatherbüyükbaba / dede
grandmotherbüyükanne
paternal grandmotherbabaanne
maternal grandmotheranneanne
paternal uncleamca
paternal aunthala
maternal uncledayı
maternal auntteyze
cousinkuzen
nephew, nieceyeğen
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