Family Members Vocabulary in Swedish

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:

  • mamma (mother)
  • pappa (father)
  • förälder (parent)
  • son (son)
  • dotter (daughter)
  • bror (brother)
  • syster (sister)
  • man (husband)
  • fru (wife)

Extended family:

  • farfar (grandfather)
  • farmor (grandmother)
  • morfar (maternal grandfather)
  • mormor (maternal grandmother)
  • farbror (paternal uncle)
  • faster (paternal aunt)
  • morbror (maternal uncle)
  • moster (maternal aunt)
  • kusin (cousin)
  • systerson (nephew)
  • systerdotter (niece)
  • svåger (brother-in-law)
  • svägerska (sister-in-law)
  • svärfar (father-in-law)
  • svärmor (mother-in-law)
  • svärson (son-in-law)
  • svärdotter (daughter-in-law)

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

  • Min mamma är lärare. (My mother is a teacher.)
  • Mina morföräldrar bor på landet. (My grandparents live in the countryside.)
  • Mina kusiner är väldigt roliga. (My cousins are very funny.)

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

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