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Must-Know Terms for Family Members

Must-Know Terms for Family Members

Die wichtigsten Begriffe für Familienmitglieder
32 Words • 8 Comments
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son
Sohn der masc (n)
son
Der Vater guckt seinen Sohn an.
The father is looking at his son.
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Sohn der masc (n)
son
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grandmother
Großmutter die fem (n)
grandmother
Meine Großmutter macht die besten Apfelkuchen der Welt.
My grandmother makes the best apple pie in the world.
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Großmutter die fem (n)
grandmother
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child
Kind das neut (n)
child
Die Kinder essen Wassermelone.
The children are eating watermelon.
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Kind das neut (n)
child
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younger sister
jüngere Schwester fem
younger sister
ältere Schwester und jüngere Schwester
older sister and younger sister
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jüngere Schwester fem
younger sister
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cousin
Cousin der masc (n)
cousin
Meine Cousine heißt Erika.
My cousin's name is Erica.
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Cousin der masc (n)
cousin
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husband
Ehemann der masc (n)
husband
Der Ehemann trägt den Korb mit gefalteten Handtüchern.
The husband is carrying the basket of folded towels.
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Ehemann der masc (n)
husband
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grandfather
Großvater der masc (n)
grandfather
Mein Großvater geht mit mir jeden Samstag fischen.
My grandfather takes me fishing every Saturday.
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Großvater der masc (n)
grandfather
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wife
Ehefrau die fem (n)
wife
Die Ehefrau umarmt den Ehemann.
The wife is hugging the husband.
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Ehefrau die fem (n)
wife
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daughter
Tochter die fem (n)
daughter
Dies ist meine Tochter.
This is my daughter.
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Tochter die fem (n)
daughter
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younger brother
jüngerer Bruder
younger brother
Mein jüngerer Bruder spricht oft im Schlaf.
My younger brother often talks in sleep.
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jüngerer Bruder
younger brother
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father
Vater der masc (n)
father
Der gelangweilte Vater wartet darauf, nach Hause zu gehen.
The bored father is ready to go home.
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father
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sister
Schwester die fem (n)
sister
Die ältere Schwester umarmt ihre jüngere Schwester.
The older sister is taking her younger sister in her arms.
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Schwester die fem (n)
sister
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grandson
Enkel der masc (n)
grandson
Mein Enkel ist der Sohn meines Sohnes.
My grandson is my son's son.
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Enkel der masc (n)
grandson
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granddaughter
Enkelin die fem (n)
granddaughter
Das kleine Mädchen auf dem Bild ist meine Enkelin.
The little girl in the picture is my granddaughter.
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Enkelin die fem (n)
granddaughter
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sister-in-law
Schwägerin die fem (n)
sister-in-law
Schwägerin die fem (n)
sister-in-law
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niece
Nichte die fem (n)
niece
Der Junge von nebenan hat gerade erst meine Nichte Sarah geheiratet.
The boy next door just married my niece Sarah.
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Nichte die fem (n)
niece
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mother
Mutter die fem (n)
mother
Die Kinder küssen ihre Mutter.
The children are kissing their mother.
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Mutter die fem (n)
mother
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family
Familie die fem (n)
family
Familienfoto
family picture
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Familie die fem (n)
family
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grandchild
Enkelkind das neut (n)
grandchild
Enkelkind das neut (n)
grandchild
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mother-in-law
Schwiegermutter fem
mother-in-law
Die Ehefrau kommt nicht gut mit der Schwiegermutter aus.
The wife doesn't get along with her mother-in-law.
Schwiegermutter fem
mother-in-law
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father-in-law
Schwiegervater masc
father-in-law
Schwiegervater masc
father-in-law
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brother-in-law
Schwager masc
brother-in-law
Schwager masc
brother-in-law
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parent
Elternteil masc
parent
Elternteil masc
parent
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partner
Partner masc
partner
Partner masc
partner
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grandparent
Großeltern die fem (n)
grandparent
Großeltern die fem (n)
grandparent
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uncle
Onkel der masc (n)
uncle
Onkel der masc (n)
uncle
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aunt
Tante die fem (n)
aunt
Tante die fem (n)
aunt
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great-grandmother
Urgroßmutter die fem (n)
great-grandmother
Urgroßmutter die fem (n)
great-grandmother
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great-grandfather
Urgroßvater der masc (n)
great-grandfather
Urgroßvater der masc (n)
great-grandfather
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brother
Bruder der masc (n)
brother
Bruder der masc (n)
brother
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nephew
Neffe der masc (n)
nephew
Neffe der masc (n)
nephew
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older brother
älterer Bruder
older brother
älterer Bruder
older brother
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avatar GermanPod101.com Friday at 4:08 pm

Hi Listeners! What is your favorite Family Member word? Let us know!

avatar Ali Friday at 12:10 am

How to call sister in laws husband?

avatar GermanPod101.com Tuesday at 1:08 am

Hello Hilary,

Thank you very much for your comment! :smile: :thumbsup:
“Enkelin” sounds indeed like a nice sounding word. The term “Lieblingsfamilienwort” does unfortunately not exist in German. But you could just say for example “Mein Lieblingswort für Familienmitglieder”. I hope this helps!

Kind regards,

Albert
Team GermanPod101.com

avatar GermanPod101.com Tuesday at 12:58 am

Hello Rui,

Thank you very much for your question! :smile:
We have to apologize for the late response.
The term godson would be “das Patenkind”, godmother would be “Patentante” and godfather would be “Patenonkel”. I hope this helps!

Kind regards,

Albert
Team GermanPod101.com

avatar Hilary Thursday at 6:05 am

Hallo,
Mein Lieblings Familie Word ist “Enkelin”, dass klingt so suess! Ist Leiblingsfamilieword ein Word, oder?..

Vielen Dank!
Hilary

avatar Rui Monday at 10:47 pm

Hello,

I miss the terms godson, god mother and godfather.
How do you tell that in German?
Thanks

avatar Germanpod101.com Thursday at 8:38 am

Hi Diana,

Thanks for the comment. This is a good question! Well, in German you say “der Stiefsohn” (step-son) and “die Stieftochter (step-daughter).

Best
Jennifer
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avatar Diana Sunday at 12:53 am

How does one refer to a step-son or step-daughter or, conversely, a step-parent?