The Nuclear Familia in Spanish

French, when I was taught it lo those many years ago, had a straight-forward vocabulary that described the family unit. The list of words was short, matched my American concepts, and was learned without any great strain.

Modern Spanish seems to reflect the new reality, and it is interesting to see how my book handles the changes.

A partial list of the English equivalents:

father

mother

brother

sister

step-brother and sister

half-brother and sister

step-father and mother

single father and mother

partner

Seems like my new language has kept up with the times……..

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