Z1 What words do people around here use for ‘father’ within the family?
Z2 What words do people around here use for ‘mother’?
Z3 What words do people around here use for ‘grandfather’?
Z4 What words do people around here use for ‘grandmother’?
Z5 Nicknames and affectionate words meaning ‘brother’:
Z6 Nicknames and affectionate words meaning ‘sister’:
Z7a Nicknames and affectionate words for an aunt:
Z7b Nicknames and affectionate words for an uncle:
Z7c Nicknames and affectionate words for a cousin:
Z8 General words for members of your immediate family: “I’m going to visit my _________.”
Z9 General words for your extended family: “I’m eager to see my ________ at the family reunion.”
Z10 If a child looks very much like her mother, you might say, “She ________ her mother.”
Z11a Words for a child whose parents were not married—serious words:
Z11b Nicknames and joking words for a child of unwed parents:
Z12 Nicknames and joking words meaning ‘a small child’: “He’s a healthy little ________.”
Z13 If parents have to leave their baby for a little while, they might ask a babysitter, “Will you ________ her for us?”
Z14a To give a child his own way or pay too much attention to him: “Everyone ________ that child.”
Z14b If a child expects to have her own way or have too much attention, you might say, “That child is ________.”
Z16 A small child who is rough, misbehaves, and doesn’t obey, you’d call him a(n) ________.
Z17 To take care of or bring up a child: “All their children were ________ (on the farm).”
Z17b Parents who seem overly involved in the lives of their young adult children might be called:
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