• Spanish course for beginners
  • 1 The alphabet in Spanish [0/1]
  • 2 Spanish pronunciation rules [0/3]
  • 3 Introduce yourself in Spanish [0/2]
  • 4 Greetings in Spanish [0/2]
  • 5 Telling the time in Spanish [0/1]
  • 6 Counting in Spanish [0/3]
  • 7 Colours in Spanish [0/4]
  • 8 Days and months in Spanish [0/4]
  • 9 Weather in Spanish [0/2]
  • 10 Emotions in Spanish [0/3]
  • 11 Needs and opinions in Spanish [0/2]
  • 12 Asking for directions in Spanish [0/2]
  • 13 Foods and drinks in Spanish [0/3]
  • 14 How to order food in Spanish [0/2]
  • 15 Body parts in Spanish [0/4]
  • 16 Clothes in Spanish [0/3]
  • 17 Family in Spanish [0/3]
  • 18 Birthday wishes and party words in Spanish [0/3]
  • 19 Hobbies in Spanish [0/3]
  • 20 Animal names in Spanish [0/2]
  • 21 Countries and nationalities in Spanish [0/3]
  • Family in Spanish

    The family in Spanish? The relatives? You can get confused. Unless if you take seriously some readings as the present one. In the first paragraph you can learn the close family members and to see how to speak about family relations. In the second one, you can study the family-in-law vocabulary. 

    Family members and vocabulary in Spanish

    The words for male relatives halt in -o, the female ones end in -a

    Spanish English
    padres parents
    madre mother
    padre father
    hijos children
    hijo son
    hija daughter
    sobrino nephew
    sobrina niece
    hermano brother
    hermana sister
    tía aunt
    tío uncle
    abuelos grandparents
    abuela grandmother
    abuelo grandfather
    nieto grandson
    nieta granddaughter
    nietos grandchildren
    primo / prima cousin


    Example sentences

    • Marilena y Angel son hijos de Olivia. Marilena and Angel are children of Olivia.
    • Angel es hermano de MarilenaAngel is a brother of Marilena. 
    • Jose y Carmina son abuelos de Marilena y Angel. Jose and Carmina are grandparents of Marilena and Angel. 
    • Olivia es hija de Jose y Carmina. Olivia is a daughter of Jose and Carmina. 

    Family relationships in Spanish

    When talking about family, we´d rather talk about relationships in this manner.

    Spanish English
    Son casados. They are married.
    Son marido y esposa. They are husband and wife
    Tienen hijos.  They have children
    Es su hijo. He is their son
    Es su hija.  She is their daughter
    Es mayor. Es el hermano mayor. He is older. He is the big brother
    Es menor. Es la hermana menor. She is younger. She is the young sister
    Son hermano y hermana.  They are brother and sister.
    Es su padre. He is their father
    Es su madre.  She is their mother
    Son sus padres.  They are their parents
    Son hermanos.  They are siblings
    Es su nieto He is their grandson.
    Es su tío.  He is their uncle
    Es su suegra She is her mother-in-law
    Es su bebé She is their baby
    Son relativos.  They are relatives.
    Es su cuñada.  She is his sister-in-law
    Son miembros de una familia They are members of the same family


    Example sentences

    • Adrian es padre de Pedro. Adrian is a father of Pedro.
    • Marina es su hija. Marina is his daughter. 

    la familia in Spanish

    Family-in-law in Spanish 

    These are the relatives with who one doesn't have a blood relationship. 

    Spanish English
    padrastros stepparents
    suegros parents-in-law
    padrastro stepfather
    madrastra stepmother
    suegra mother-in-law
    hija de paso stepdaughter
    nuera daughter-in-law
    hijo de paso stepson
    yerno son-in-law
    cuñada sister-in-law
    cuñado brother-in-law


    Example sentences

    • Yacine es suegra de Celia. Yacine is a mother-in-law of Celia.
    • Julio es padrastro de Celia. Julio is a stepfather of Celia. 

    Now you can try the exercises we kindly prepared for you. wink


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