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23 / 02 / 2007

IN-LAWS (REVISION): meaning and examples

Good morning. Today's Daily Vitamin was originally sent in December of 2003.

Do you know what the relation between you and the brother of your wife or husband is in English? How about the parents of your wife or husband? These family terms are actually very easy in English.

People who become your family by marriage are referred to as in-laws. To create these family terms, all you have to do is add in-law after the normal family names. Consider the following equivalents:

The sister of your husband or wife: sister-in-law
The brother of your husband or wife: brother-in-law
The mother of your husband or wife: mother-in-law
The father of your husband or wife: father-in-law

And do you know what your mother-in-law or father-in-law calls you? That's right, their son-in-law or daughter-in-law.

The term in-laws is often used alone to refer to your 'suegros' ('sogres' in Catalan).

Example 1:
Tonight my in-laws are coming for dinner; I have to get home to prepare things!

If you have any questions about these family names, please post them in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website.

I hope you have a great day and an excellent weekend!