I want to say they quickly realized we were mother and daughter. Does it sound natural? I wonder if there are any words which can replace mother and daughter. Thank you!

  • Are you seeking one word like siblings for bothers and sisters?
    – Sina
    Commented Sep 5, 2017 at 11:07
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    It is quite natural. Perfectly idiomatic. google.com/…
    – TimR
    Commented Sep 5, 2017 at 11:39
  • Sina- yes, I need a single word like that.
    – Meow
    Commented Sep 5, 2017 at 12:25

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Your sentence is correct. However, there is no fixed term to describe a mother-daughter relationship.

The closest you can get to describing what you wish to convey is using the word related.

They quickly realized we were related.

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    This would apply to any two people within a family. The OP is specifically asking about mother & daughter.
    – user30379
    Commented Sep 5, 2017 at 14:36
  • True. And this is the closest one can get to describing a mother-daughter relationship.
    – starfish
    Commented Sep 5, 2017 at 15:21
  • I suggest that you explicitly mention this in your answer, and perhaps, since you use the word also, it's as if you're confirming that the OPs sentence is correct, but you don't actually state that. I think if you address these concerns then your answer may be better received. :)
    – user30379
    Commented Sep 5, 2017 at 22:22
  • You're right. I've edited the answer accordingly. Thank you!
    – starfish
    Commented Sep 6, 2017 at 2:53

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