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family

noun (SOCIAL GROUP) 社会群体     /ˈfæm.əl.i/
[+ sing/pl verb, C or U] a group of people who are related to each other, such as a mother, a father, and their children 家,家庭 A new family has/have moved in next door. 隔壁新搬来一户人家。 I come from a large family - I have three brothers and two sisters. 我来自一个大家庭,有三个兄弟,两个姐妹。 He hasn't any family. 他没有任何亲人。 He's American but his family (= relatives in the past) come/comes from Ireland. 他是美国人,但他的祖籍是爱尔兰。 This film is good family entertainment (= something that can be enjoyed by parents and children together). 这部电影是很棒的家庭娱乐片。 How does family life (= being married, having children, etc.) suit you? 你对家庭生活还满意吗? Family relations in general
[+ sing/pl verb, C usually singular, U] the children of a family 子女 Women shouldn't have to choose between career and family (= having children). 在事业与家庭之间,女人不应该只能选择其一。 Paul and Alison are hoping to start a family (= have children) soon. 保罗和艾莉森期待着不久能生个小孩。 My dad died when we were small so my mum raised the family on her own. 我们很小的时候爸爸就去世了,因此是妈妈一个人拉扯大了孩子。 Family relations in general
[+ sing/pl verb, C] a pair of adult animals and their babies 一窝(动物) We've got a family of squirrels living in our garden. 我们的花园里住着一窝松鼠。 Animal groupings
(Definition of family noun (SOCIAL GROUP) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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