Family in Spanish

This free audio lesson is on the family in Spanish. Family ties are especially strong in Latin families and if you ever have the chance to meet friend’s families, then chances are that you will get to meet aunts, uncles, cousins and all the other extended family members. These strong family connections are one of the elements that make Latin culture so warm and welcoming.

When speaking Spanish to native speakers, you will also find that they are very interested in learning about your family too, so make sure you are ready to tell them about your different clan members using the following Spanish family vocabulary.

Talking about the Family in Spanish

En mi familia

In my family

La familia es muy importante.

The family is very important.

¿Tienen Ustedes familia en España?

Do you have family in Spain?

Jose es el artista en la familia.

Jose is the artist in the family.

How to talk about members of your family in Spanish

Padre

Father

Madre

Mother

Hermano

Brother

Hermana

Sister

Abuelo

Grandfather

Abuela

Grandmother

Esposo

Husband

Esposa

Wife

Hijo

Son

Hija

Daughter

Tío

Uncle

Tía

Aunt

Sobrino

Nephew

Sobrina

Niece

Primo/a

Cousin (male & female)

Did you notice that you change the word to an “o” ending in most cases if you are talking about a male and an “a” if you are talking about a female? Differentiating between male and female can seem confusing, but really it isn’t. If you are talking about a group of people though where there is a mixture of males and females, then you use the male version, so to say “my cousins” you say “mis primos”.

If you want more on Spanish words then check these out!


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