Family Members Vocabulary in Portuguese

Family is one of the most important things in life. They are the people who love and support us no matter what. That’s why it’s important to know the vocabulary for family members.

Immediate family:

  • mãe (mother)
  • pai (father)
  • genitor (parent)
  • filho/filha (son/daughter)
  • filho (son)
  • filha (daughter)
  • irmão (brother)
  • irmã (sister)
  • marido (husband)
  • esposa (wife)

Extended family:

  • avô (grandfather)
  • avó (grandmother)
  • tio (uncle)
  • tia (aunt)
  • primo/prima (cousin)
  • sobrinho/sobrinha (nephew/niece)
  • cunhado/cunhada (brother-in-law/sister-in-law)
  • sogro (father-in-law)
  • sogra (mother-in-law)
  • genro (son-in-law)
  • nora (daughter-in-law)

Here are some examples of how to use this vocabulary in sentences:

  • Minha mãe é professora. (My mother is a teacher.)
  • Meus avós moram no campo. (My grandparents live in the countryside.)
  • Meus primos são muito engraçados. (My cousins are very funny.)

Learning this Portuguese vocabulary for family members will help you communicate effectively with native speakers and understand more about Brazilian and Portuguese cultures.

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