Family Members in Afrikaans

Want to know how to say father, mother, uncle, or aunt in Afrikaans? Below we have put together a list of the most important family related words in Afrikaans for you. For even more vocabularies, take a look at our learning resources for Afrikaans at the end of the page.

Immediate Family Members in Afrikaans

wife in Afrikaanseggenote (eggenotes)
husband in Afrikaanseggenoot (eggenote)
mother in Afrikaansmoeder (moeders)
father in Afrikaansvader (vaders)
daughter in Afrikaansdogter (dogters)
son in Afrikaansseun (seuns)
grandfather in Afrikaansoupa (oupas)
grandfather in Afrikaansoupa (oupas)
big brother in Afrikaansouboet (ouboete)
little brother in Afrikaanskleinboet (kleinboete)
big sister in Afrikaansousus (oususse)
little sister in Afrikaanskleinsus (kleinsusse)

Extended Family Members in Afrikaans

aunt in Afrikaanstannie (tannies)
uncle in Afrikaansoom (ooms)
cousin in Afrikaansneef (neefs)
cousin in Afrikaansniggie (niggies)
niece in Afrikaansbroerskind/susterskind (broerskinders/susterskinders)
nephew in Afrikaansbroerskind/susterskind (broerskinders/susterskinders)
grandson in Afrikaanskleinseun (kleinseuns)
granddaughter in Afrikaanskleindogter (kleindogters)

Other Family Related Afrikaans Vocabularies

daughter-in-law in Afrikaansskoondogter (skoondogters)
son-in-law in Afrikaansskoonseun (skoonseuns)
brother-in-law in Afrikaansswaer (swaers)
sister-in-law in Afrikaansskoonsuster (skoonsusters)
father-in-law in Afrikaansskoonpa (skoonpa's)
mother-in-law in Afrikaansskoonma (skoonma's)
parents in Afrikaansouers (ouers)
parents-in-law in Afrikaansskoonouers (skoonouers)
siblings in Afrikaansbroers en susters (broers en susters)
stepfather in Afrikaansstiefpa (stiefpa's)
stepmother in Afrikaansstiefma (stiefma's)
stepdaughter in Afrikaansstiefdogter (stiefdogters)
stepson in Afrikaansstiefseun (stiefseuns)

Afrikaans Vocabulary Books

Learn Afrikaans - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Afrikaans - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Afrikaans word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Afrikaans words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.

Afrikaans Vocabulary Book

This Afrikaans vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.

Afrikaans Flashcards


Afrikaans Flashcards Online

On our partner platform Flashcardo you can find Afrikaans flashcards to practice online for free ordered by topics and frequency of use, similar to our two vocabulary books above.

Printable Afrikaans Flashcards

With this downloadable product you get all Afrikaans flashcards available on in various formats for you to use. In detail you get 1 EPUB ebook, 2 PDF vocabulary lists and 8 printable flashcard PDFs.

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