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What's the difference with HALF-SISTER and STEP-SISTER in English?


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So we got asked this question what's the difference between half sister and stepsister it's a family question yeah very very simple.

We have a mother and a father don't we? everyone has a mother and a father so I have a mother and a father.

If i have a half sister for example it means we have one parent the same, so perhaps my father is my father and the the girl my sister has the same father.

Different mothers but we have the same father or it could be we have the same mother but different fathers this would be your half sibling, your half brother or your half sister.

When we have one parent in common one parent the same this would be a half brother or a half sister

When we have one parent in common one parent the same this would be a half brother or a half sister

Stepsister is or a stepbrother or a step siblings a little bit different.

Imagine that my mother and father they separated they divorced they didn't get along anymore and they decided to split up.

Now my mother for example maybe marry someone else marry another man and that other family that other man has a daughter and when my mum and her new partner gets married again this daughter comes into the family and this would be a step sister or a step sibling.

Where we don't have direct family connection but we have it through marriage that would be the step sister step brother step sister step sibling.

Where we don't have direct family connection but we have it through marriage that would be the step sister step brother step sister step sibling.

Half brother half sister half sibling would be having one parent in common, we have the same father we have the same mother this would be your half brother half sister.

Stepsister stepbrother would be not direct family but a family through marriage so there we go the difference between half brother and stepbrother

Stepsister stepbrother would be not direct family

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