Family Vocabulary

The family is a group of people who are related to each other. Let´s learn some useful family vocabulary.

The family
Family

Person

an individual human being

man / men (pl.)

An adult male human.

Woman / women (pl.)

An adult female human.

People

Humans considered as a group.

child / children (pl.)

A person between birth and puberty.

Gentleman

A well-mannered and considerate man with high standards of proper behavior.

Boy

A male child.

Lady

A woman of high social standing or refinement, especially when viewed as dignified or well-mannered.

Girl

A female child.

Kid / Kids (pl.)

A young person.

Grandmother

FAMILY AND RELATIVES

Grandparent / Grandparents (pl.)

the father or mother of either of one’s parents

Dad / Daddy

A father.

Grandfather

The father of one’s mother or father.

Mom / Mommy

A mother.

Grandmother

The mother of one’s father or mother.

Grandpa

A grandfather.

Grandchild / Grandchildren

A child of one’s son or daughter.

Great-grandfather

Great-grandmother

Granny

Informal word for grandmother.

Grandson

A son of one’s child.

father-in- law

The father of one’s spouse.

Granddaughter

The mother of one’s father or mother.

Mother-in-law

The mother of one’s spouse.

Parents

son-in-law

husband

A man joined to another person in marriage, a male spouse.

daughter-in-law

wife

A woman joined to another person in marriage, a female spouse.

Boyfriend

Girlfriend

brother-in-law

father

sister-in-law

mother

step-father

children

step-mother

son

One’s male child.

step-son

daughter

One’s female child.

step-daughter

brother

A male having the same parents as another or one parent in common with another.

step-brother

sister

A female having the same parents as another or one parent in common with another.

step-sister

uncle

The brother of one’s mother or father.

foster-father

aunt

The sister of one’s father or mother.

foster-mother

godfather

nephew

A son of one’s brother or sister or of the brother or sister of one’s spouse.

niece

The daughter of one’s brother or sister or of the brother or sister of one’s spouse.

godmother

cousin

A child of one’s aunt or uncle.

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