Video:Learn Family Member Vocabulary in Spanishwith Milo De Prieto
Learn the words for family members in Spanish so that you can appropriately address relatives. Here are common family member vocabulary words in Spanish.See Transcript
Transcript:Learn Family Member Vocabulary in Spanish
Hello, I'm Milo for About.com and today we're talking about how to say some of the words for relatives in Spanish.
Spanish Family Member Vocabulary Words in Sentences
Mi padre es irlandés, mi madre es de Barcelona. My father is Irish, my mother is from Barcelona.
Mi hermana es periodista. My sister is a journalist.
Mi abuelo es tenor de opera. My grandfather is a tenor in the Opera.
Mis primos están en vacaciones en Cadiz. My cousins are on vacation in Cadiz.
Tengo muchos amigos en Londres. I have many friends in London.
Es facil tener muchos conocidos, pero es mejor tener pocos buenos amigos. It is easy to have many acquaintances, but it is better to have fewer good friends.
Common Family Member Vocabulary in Spanish
Here are some words for relatives in Spanish:
- padre: father
- madre: mother
- hermano: brother
- hermana: sister
- suegro: father-in-law
- suegra: mother-in-law
- cuñado: brother-in-law
- cuñada: sister-in-law
- esposo, marido: husband
- esposa, mujer: wife
- abuelo: grandfather
- abuela: grandmother
- bisabuelo: great-grandfather
- bisabuela: great-grandmother
- tatarabuelo: great-great-grandfather
- tatarabuela: great-great-grandmother
- hijo: son
- hija: daughter
- nieto: grandson
- nieta: granddaughter
- bisnieto: great-grandson
- bisnieta: great-granddaughter
- tataranieto: great-great-grandson
- tataranieta: great-great-granddaughter
- tío: uncle
- tía: aunt
- tío abuelo: great-uncle
- tía abuela: great-aunt
- primo: cousin (male)
- prima: cousin (female)
- sobrino: nephew
- sobrina: niece
- padrastro: stepfather
- madrastra: stepmother
- hijastro: stepson
- hijastra: stepdaughter
- hermanastro: stepbrother
- hermanastra: stepsister
- prometido, novio: fiance, boyfriend, groom
- prometida, novia: fiancee, girlfriend, bride
- padrino: godfather
- madrina: godmother
- amigo: friend (male)
- amiga: friend (female)
- conocido: acquaintance (male)
- conocida: acquaintance (female)
This list is not complete, but it's a start. For more information, check us out at About.com.