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Older sister, younger sister and ...



izulia
China

Older sister, younger sister and ...
 
Hello, I need your help please.  am writing a shorter version of a traditional Korean story and I m not sure which word to use in the following sentence:
 
The oldest sister ran away, the youngest sister ran away too, but the  .......... sister stayed with her father and helped him out.  
 
Can you say the middle sister?
Thank you in advance for your help!

14 Nov 2010      



subzeroking
Iran

We use the term "middle child" often enough, so I assume "the middle sister" would be OK to use.  

14 Nov 2010     



foreverjinxed
South Africa

I m not Korean, but I know that they have different terms for older and younger sisters and brothers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_pronouns

I think, in this situation it s fine to say what you ve suggested; The oldest (eldest) sister ran away, the youngest sister ran away too, but the middle sister stayed with her father...

14 Nov 2010     



sonrisasdefresa
Spain

you also can say, but the middle one stayed with her father...

14 Nov 2010     



lshorton99
China

Middle sister is fine!

Lindsey

14 Nov 2010     



izulia
China

Thank you very much for your help!

14 Nov 2010     



yanogator
United States

In case you missed sonrisasdefresa s point, the word "sister" is used heavily here, so you might want to say "the middle one" instead of repeating "sister" again. Either way is good.
 
Bruce

14 Nov 2010     



Jayho
Australia

Hi Zulia
 
Middle sister - middle one - yes, as Bruce said, both of these are fine
 
Cheers
 
Jayho

14 Nov 2010