In pairing up kinship terms, the Chinese customarily say the term for the male before that for the female: 爸爸妈妈， 哥哥姐姐，弟弟妹妹。
Siblings are 兄弟姐妹. 你有兄弟姐妹吗？"Do you have any siblings?" Elsest siblings are called 大哥 (oldest brother) and 大姐 (oldest sister); the youngest are 小弟 and 小妹. The rest are ranked according to their birth order using numberals, e.g. 二姐, 三姐。
Younger siblings generally do not refer to their elder brothers and sisters by their names but use the appropriate kinship terms instead.
Traditional Chinese photo
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