The Complicated Chinese Family Tree: A Video Guide
April 23, 2013 9:23 AM   Subscribe

The Complicated Chinese Family Tree - Cantonese Version! Or, if you like, the original in putonghua. (This previous post may be of some assistance.)
posted by milquetoast (6 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
The Great Wall: worth some clicks. Nice kids, good presentations.
posted by mule98J at 10:35 AM on April 23, 2013

Oh wow this is awesome, and it looks like they sell posters too.

Funny aside, one of my friends has something like 9 brothers (and no sisters). In Chinese, you would normally refer to them as "oldest brother" or "second oldest brother" and so on. For some reason, they started doing this in English, and would say things like "Hey, how's two doing?"
posted by jasonhong at 10:37 AM on April 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

dear god this is fantastic
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 1:30 PM on April 23, 2013

Pfft. Unrealistic--needs more canine little brothers/sisters in that family tree.

Trust me, they get lai sze and eat moon cakes, they're family.
posted by roquetuen at 2:49 PM on April 23, 2013

roquetuen, that's a cute comment :). Some of my Taiwanese friends call their pets "毛孩子" or "kids with fur", and do refer to them individually as "my daughter" or "my son".
posted by Alnedra at 11:53 PM on April 23, 2013

Pffft. The speedy lines and doodles really make the video.
posted by aroweofshale at 3:42 AM on April 25, 2013

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