English-Hanzi/Ancestor

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An ancestor is a person from whom one is descended. Usually it refers to a remote person, rather than the immediate parents or grandparents. A very similar word is forebear. A female ancestor may be called an ancestress. The line of people from whom a person's descends is referred to as their ancestry.

祖先是人们的先人。通常它指的是很久以前的先人,而不是目前的父母或祖父母。一个非常相似的词是先人。女性祖先可称为女祖先。所有的祖先被称为列祖列宗。