Family Members Vocabulary in Russian

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:

  • мать (mat’) – mother
  • отец (otets) – father
  • родитель (roditel’) – parent
  • сын (syn) – son
  • дочь (doch’) – daughter
  • брат (brat) – brother
  • сестра (sestra) – sister
  • муж (muzh) – husband
  • жена (zhena) – wife

Extended family:

  • дедушка (dedushka) – grandfather
  • бабушка (babushka) – grandmother
  • дядя (dyadya) – uncle
  • тётя (tyotya) – aunt
  • двоюродный брат/сестра (dvoyurodnyy brat/sestra) – cousin
  • племянник (plemyannik) – nephew
  • племянница (plemyannitsa) – niece
  • зять (zyat’) – son-in-law
  • невестка (nevestka) – daughter-in-law

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

  • Моя мать – учительница. (Moya mat’ – uchitelnitsa.) – My mother is a teacher.
  • Мои бабушка и дедушка живут в деревне. (Moi babushka i dedushka zhivut v derevne.) – My grandparents live in the countryside.
  • Мои кузины очень веселые. (Moi kuziny ochen’ veselye.) – My cousins are very fun.

Learning this Russian vocabulary for family members will help you communicate effectively with native speakers and understand more about Russian culture.

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