An early question in Chinese people learn is:
How many people are there in your family?
(nǐjiā yǒu jǐkǒurén)
My Chinese text book contains these example responses:
(Five people. They are my father, mother, older brother, younger brother, and me. And you?)
(My family has three people. My husband, my son, and me.)
(Your family has three people, your spouse, your son, and you, right?)
But I'm confused...
Question: Who should be counted when responding to 你家有几口人?
I'm confused in particular about the following:
I'm unsure if aunties, cousins, brothers-in-law, nieces, ex-husbands, half-sisters, etc., are included.
I don't know if living separately affects things (since 家 also means home).