Definition of 'brother-in-law'
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Example sentences containing 'brother-in-law'
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Neither her husband nor her brother-in-law survives. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)She has been accused of trying to get her former brother-in-law dismissed from the police force to settle a personal score. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His wife, brother-in-law and nephew all allegedly received money and are defendants. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was surely pure coincidence that he is also the brother-in-law of a future king of England. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I'm very rarely alone so most of the time either my wife or my brother-in-law pay for things. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Translations for 'brother-in-law'
British English: brother-in-law /ˈbrʌðə ɪn lɔː/ NOUN
Someone's brother-in-law is the brother of their husband or wife, or the man who is married to their sister.
- American English: brother-in-law
- Arabic: زَوْج الأُخْت أخو الزوجة
- Brazilian Portuguese: cunhado
- Chinese: 内兄内弟
- Croatian: šogor
- Czech: švagr
- Danish: svoger
- Dutch: schoonbroer
- European Spanish: cuñado
- Finnish: lanko
- French: beau-frère
- German: Schwager
- Greek: κουνιάδος
- Italian: cognato
- Japanese: 義兄弟
- Korean: 시숙 husband’s brother
- Norwegian: svoger
- Polish: szwagier
- European Portuguese: cunhado
- Romanian: cumnat
- Russian: деверь, шурин, зять, свояк the brother of one’s husband
- Spanish: cuñado
- Swedish: svåger
- Thai: พี่เขยหรือน้องเขย
- Turkish: kayın birader
- Ukrainian: зять
- Vietnamese: anh em chồng husband’s brothers
Definition of brother-in-law from the Collins English Dictionary
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