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Vocabulary Lists Must-Know Terms for Family Members

Must-Know Terms for Family Members

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family
släkt (n) common
family
familjefoto
family picture
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mother
mamma (n) common
mother
mor och dotter
mother and daughter
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father
pappa (n) common
father
Vem är Marios pappa?
Who is Mario's father?
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wife
fru (n) common
wife
hustru och moder
wife and mother
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husband
make (n) common
husband
make och maka
husband and wife
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parent
förälder (n) common
parent
child
barn (n) neut
child
daughter
dotter (n) common
daughter
Det här är min dotter.
This is my daughter.
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son
son (n) common
son
Fadern tittar på sin son.
The father is looking at his son.
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sister
syster (n) fem
sister
Storasystern håller sin lillasyster.
The older sister is holding her younger sister.
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brother
bror (n) masc
brother
younger sister
lillasyster (n) common
younger sister
Min lillasyster åkte till England för att studera utomlands.
My younger sister went to England to study abroad.
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younger brother
lillebror (n) common
younger brother
Min lillebror talar ofta i sömnen.
My younger brother often talks in sleep.
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older brother
storebror (n) masc
older brother
great-grandfather
gammelfarfar (n) masc
great-grandfather
grandmother
mormor (mother's mother), farmor (father's mother) (n) common
grandmother
farmor
paternal grandmother
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grandfather
morfar (mother's father), farfar (father's father) (n) common
grandfather
morfar/farfar och barnbarn
grandfather and grandchildren
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grandchild
barnbarn (n) neut
grandchild
granddaughter
barnbarn (n) neut
granddaughter
lilla dotterdotter
little granddaughter
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grandson
barnbarn (n) neut
grandson
Mitt barnbarn är min sons son.
My grandson is my son's son.
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niece
systerdotter (n) fem
niece
min syster Sarah
my niece Sarah
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nephew
brorson (n) masc
nephew
cousin
kusin (n) common
cousin
Min kusins namn är Erica.
My cousin's name is Erica.
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mother-in-law
svärmor (n) fem
mother-in-law
father-in-law
svärfar (n) masc
father-in-law
sister-in-law
svärsyster (n) fem
sister-in-law
brother-in-law
svåger (n) masc
brother-in-law
partner
partner (n) common
partner
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SwedishPod101.com
Friday at 4:18 pm
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Hi Listeners! What is your favorite Family Member word? Let us know!

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Team SwedishPod101.com
Tuesday at 4:54 pm
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Hej Louise,

Thank you for pointing out that this seems confusing.


"Familj" does mean family in English, and "släkt" means relatives. How this is used in Swedish can vary a little. Some talk about family as only the people you live with, others with the relatives you are close to, and some for extended family. We usually don't use the word "släkt" unless it's more distant family that we aren't very close to.


I hope this helps a little.


Vicky

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Louise Lindgren
Sunday at 8:15 am
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I really appreciate this lesson, but I'm confused. You have släkt listed as the word for "family" yet in every example you use "familjen" or some variation of that for "family." Please clarify! Thanks.

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SwedishPod101.com
Sunday at 6:51 pm
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Hi سیدحسین صدری فرد


Thank you for posting.


Please let us know if you have any questions.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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سیدحسین صدری فرد
Saturday at 11:58 pm
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The word bror is intresting for me because we have bror in persion

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Team SwedishPod101.com
Tuesday at 11:30 pm
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Hej Cisco,

Åh vad trevligt! Vart i Sverige bor de? (Oh, that's nice! Where in Sweden do they live?) ?


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Cisco
Monday at 10:40 am
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Hey Vicky,


mina barnbarn bor i sverige

Jag gillar att besöka min släkt

Tack för swedishpod101 ?

Cisco

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Swedishpod101.com
Tuesday at 1:01 am
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Hi Moutassem,

Good to see you like our lessons. :innocent:


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Moutassem
Sunday at 10:27 pm
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