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brother-in-law

noun [C] uk   /ˈbrʌð.ə.rɪn.lɔː/  us   /-ɚ.ɪn.lɑː/ (plural brothers-in-law)
B2 the husband of your sister or brother, or the brother of your husband or wife, or the man who is married to the sister or brother of your wife or husband
Translations of “brother-in-law”
in Korean 시동생, 처남 등…
in Arabic صِهْر…
in Portuguese cunhado…
in Catalan cunyat…
in Japanese 義兄, 義弟(夫または妻の兄弟)…
in Italian cognato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大伯子, 小叔子, 內兄…
in Russian зять, деверь, шурин…
in Turkish enişte, bacanak, kayın birader…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大伯子, 小叔子, 内兄…
in Polish szwagier…
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