家族 (hiragana かぞく, romaji kazoku)
家族 refers to one’s own family, particularly immediate family – parents, children, and siblings. To refer to another’s family, one uses the honorific form ご家族 (ごかぞく, gokazoku, “another’s family (honorific)”). To refer to one’s relatives generally, one uses 親戚 (しんせき, shinseki, “relative”), which includes even distant relatives. For close relatives – say, aunts, uncles, and close cousins – one may use 近親 (きんしん, kinshin, “close relative”). For close people, not necessarily family, one may use 身内 (みうち, miuchi, “close family, close friends”).
- Hanja form? of 가족, “family”.
家族 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin jiāzú)