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raferguson


Nov 5, 2011, 9:56 AM

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Sobrina Carnal?

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I read this phrase, "sobrina carnal" in the context of royalty, but when I looked it up on google, I didn't see an explanation.

Wouldn't any cousin be a blood relative? Maybe unless there was a second marriage involved.

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esperanza

Nov 5, 2011, 11:04 AM

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Re: [raferguson] Sobrina Carnal?

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In this case, not cousin--it means niece. It means a niece of the first degree of relationship, much as 'primo carnal' means first cousin.

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raferguson


Nov 5, 2011, 12:26 PM

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Brainlock on Cousin vs. niece, I know better.

Sobrina Carnal then would be a niece in the most direct way, the daughter of your blood sister or brother. You could have other nieces who would be the daughters of your spouse's siblings, I suppose, but then they would not be blood relatives, not a Sobrina Carnal to you.

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Bennie García

Nov 5, 2011, 1:28 PM

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Re: [esperanza] Sobrina Carnal?

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[reply much as 'primo carnal' means first cousin.


Primo(a) hermano(a) is used far more commonly.


esperanza

Nov 5, 2011, 3:08 PM

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Re: [Bennie García] Sobrina Carnal?

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Yes, of course. I was merely giving a like comparison.

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Bennie García

Nov 5, 2011, 3:19 PM

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Yes, of course. I was merely trying to help with the more pertinent Mexican lexicon.


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Feb 24, 2012, 7:10 AM

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Sobrina Carnal then would be a niece in the most direct way, the daughter of your blood sister or brother.


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Feb 24, 2012, 7:11 AM

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Re: [raferguson] Sobrina Carnal?

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It means a niece of the first degree of relationship, much as 'primo carnal' means first cousin


zaragemca

Feb 24, 2012, 9:13 AM

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Re: [blogs] Sobrina Carnal?

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 Greetings. I would like to point out a second layers of, ( Sobrinos). For example you have an, Uncle, he has a son, ( which is your cousin). Your cousin, ( sons, or daughters), are your second layer, ( Sobrinos). Gerry Zaragemca
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norteño

Feb 24, 2012, 10:18 PM

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Niece by blood relationship rather than "sobrina política" (niece by marriage).


mazbook1


Feb 25, 2012, 10:41 AM

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¡Por fin! norteño has the exact correct answer. No complications, no necessity of tracking convoluted family trees! Thank you norteño!!!!

Then there are the degrees of removal: If your hermanos carnales have a children, those children are your sobrinos carnales. If those sobrinos carnales have children, those children are your sobrinos carnales - once removed. Etc., etc., etc. Sorry, but I don't know what the correct/legal term is in Spanish for degrees of removal.

Important NOTE: In México, your hermanos carnales are ALL the children of your mother, regardless of who the father is. Children of your father with some other mother are technically/¿legally? NOT your hermanos carnales. In the U.S. (English-speaking countries?) only the children of your mother AND your father are considered full siblings (hermanos carnales).


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