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Do you have a big family?

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Nguyenngoc2013 28 September, 2015 - 11:21

I have very big family, 8 siblings 6 brothers and 2 sisters . My dad died many years ago my mum is wonderfull she take care all member's family very well i love her so much . Now i have a my own family with wife and a baby girl who very cute, humor sometime cry loud .

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funnylearn 27 September, 2015 - 15:36

I'm Vietnamese. My family have 6 peolple : My dad, my mum,two sisters and i have a younger brother. My dad's got short hair and it quite white. he work all the day to earn money for his small family. My mum's got long black hair and she've got some troulble with her heart . My eldest sister was married. she has a small family with a litle girl.Now, I live with my elder sister and we work in the same company .Of course we have to live far from my home town, but we call back to parents every day and we talk about everything in life. my brother is a student . He is a good boy. and he always help my parents a hand when he have free times. I love my family verry much.

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Tina - Coordinator 27 September, 2015 - 17:05

Hi funnylearn,
Thanks for your comments on LearnEnglish Teens. This website is specially for teenagers aged 13-17 years old but it sounds like you could be older than that as you mention in your comment that you work. You are welcome to keep on using LearnEnglish Teens but if you are over 17, please do NOT post any more comments as we must keep this strictly for teenagers to interact with each other. You are welcome to join our LearnEnglish page for adults and post comments there: www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish.
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phiho 25 September, 2015 - 14:34

I'm a Vietnamese. As a traditional Vietnam family, I have a big family. My family has 6 members including my mum, my dad, my grandmother, my big brother, little sister and me. My mum's name is Lan. She's got short, black hair and brown eyes. She and my dad work in business of medicine. My dad's name is Phong. He's short. He's got black short hair. My little sister's slim. She's quit beautiful. She's got black long hair. My big brother's short like my dad. 20 years before, Vietnam was a poor country. Paying for cost of living of family with 3 little children comes to be a difficult problem, My mum and my dad have worked hard day by day, even my 60-year-old grandmother also had to buy foods to help apart. You know that's a difficult time, but now we grown up and my family's financial problems were improved. Thank life for everything.

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jental 15 September, 2015 - 15:20

My name'sThaer. I have a small family. i live with my father, my mom and my little brother. My family are Joradanian My mother's name is Saheer. She's short and fat, she's got long and black hair and black eyes. My father 's name is Maher. He's tall and slim. My little brother's name is Hassan. He's tall and slim - See

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MargaretHo 8 September, 2015 - 13:24

Hi!
My name's Magaret. I have a small family. i live with my father, my mom and my little brother. My family are Vietnamese
My mother's name is Trang. She's short and fat, she's got long and black hair and black eyes.
My father 's name is Khanh. He's tall and slim.
My little brother's name is Hoa. He's tall and fat.

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nerd05 7 September, 2015 - 10:41

hello , My actual name is Aina.
I live with my parents and my eldest brother. But I do have another brother and sister..
If I make a grammar mistake, please let me know okay =).. I really want speak a fluently
English because it is a second language. MY mother language is Malay

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thuykhung 5 September, 2015 - 13:43

No, I have a small family. My grandfather, dad, mom, brother and me. My grandfather's name Hoa, my dad's name Ba, my mom's name Oanh. They are farmers. My brother'name Hieu and he is a officer. My name Thug, I am a student. I love my family.

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Anwar99 19 August, 2015 - 07:30

Hello. I read paragraph but I don't understand the difference between those sentence
1- I've got long hair too. Could tell ( I have long hair too )
2- We've got a pet dog . or We have a pet dog
3- She's got long brown hair . or She has long hair

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Tina - Coordinator 19 August, 2015 - 14:28

Hi Anwar99
Have got has the same meaning as have and both are used as present tenses.
Have got is used more in British English, especially in speaking and have is more American. We use have more in writing – it's a little more formal!
So, in answer to your question, the sentences you have written in 1) 2) and 3) mean the same :) .
I hope this helps,
Best wishes, Tina (LearnEnglish Teen Team) 

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Anwar99 20 August, 2015 - 06:11

Many thanks for reply , As I understand from reply we can use the two forms by the same meaning but use ( have /has got in British English and use the have /has in American English . this right .
Thanks

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iva10 16 August, 2015 - 09:29

Hi!In my family there are seven members.My father,mother,grandfather,grandmother,brother,sister and me.My mother is a teacher in my school while my dad is a journalist.My little brother never stays still .He's mostly spending his day outside playing.Unlike me ,my sister is very social,friendly,nice,caring and girly.In other words am the opposite of her.I would describe myself as anti-social,sporty and not too much friendly.

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Khvn 3 August, 2015 - 07:15

Hello everyone, My name is Hanh, I was a new member here.

I have a big family. There are six people in my big family, my mum, my dad, my younger sister and two my younger brothers. We live in Viet Nam.
My mum's name is Ha, she is very beautiful. She is tall, and she's got long, brown hair and black eyes.
My dad's name is Quoc, she is tall and thin. My parens are famers.
My sister is Oanh, and two my brothers is Quan and Quyen. They are students.
My family is very funny, and i love it.

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hannaanh 25 August, 2015 - 15:11

Hi Khvn,
You're wrong in ''my dad's name is Quoc, she is tall and thin''
Right is ''my dad's name is Quoc, he is tall and thin''

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ajeje 28 July, 2015 - 05:32

yes, i have a little big family. our family consists of 13 persons including me. 7 brothers & 4 sisters, my mom and my paa, i am on 9th number in my family. My father served in Pakistan Army. he's a very disiplined and stric in home matters. my mom's house wife. my 4 big brothers doing jobs in different fields, 2 sisters got married & remaining 5 siblings get education in school including me.. there's a great hussle & busstle in our home specially Eid days or any celebrating days.

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JoEditor 28 July, 2015 - 10:11

Hi ajeje,
Wow! Thanks for telling us about your big family. It must be fun to have so many brothers and sisters! 
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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FernansLu 20 July, 2015 - 17:04

I live in Colombia in a Big house with my family, In my family are four people. My mom, she is a math teacher, and she is a wonderful person. The second person is my dad, he is strong but have a some fat, even so i love him. I live with my little sister, her personality is so strict but is friendly, we are very united. My big sister is a artist, she draw, she paint, she cook, she sing, and the continues list... I live with my pets, we've got a cat, a dog, a bird, and we are happy. We love Jehovah God.

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KingWolf99 16 July, 2015 - 14:05

I haven't got a big family. My mother's name is Martina. She's got short , black and curly hair and brown eyes. She's tall. My big brother's name is Marcello. He's tall, muscular and good-loocking (girls say that!!!) . He's got black hair brown hair. My big sister's name is Valentina. She's short and thin, but she's very pretty. She's got blond hair, brown eyes and a beautiful smile (her teeth are perfect.) My father's name is Claudio. He's quite tall and he's got grey hair. He's 70 years old, so he's pensioned. He lives in Lecce actually. I live in Bologna with my mum and my sister, but my brother lives in London and he works there!! (he's a warehouse worker).He's 20. My mum is an Italian Teacher and she's 47 and my sister's 19 and she's a pizza maker (it sounds strange, but it's true). Now it's time to describe myself. My name's Adriano, I'm 15 and I've got brown, short hair. My eyes are brown too. I'm quite tall and slim. I like studying languages (especially english and portuguese) and I love animals (we've got two dogs, Sole and Romeo).

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AdielS 12 July, 2015 - 00:21

Hello. My name is Adiel. I live with my mother, my father, my big brother and my sister. We live in Brazil. I want to speak English fluently and I love to study and learning English. My mother language is Portuguese.

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KingWolf99 16 July, 2015 - 13:41

You live in Brazil? So you speak portuguese, isn't it? I'm studying Brazilian Portuguese right now! I still have so much to learn :) (I'm Italian).

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