Family Members in Cantonese

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

Immediate Family Members in Cantonese

wife in Cantonese老婆 (lou5 po4)
husband in Cantonese老公 (lou5 gung1)
mother in Cantonese母親 (mou5 can1)
father in Cantonese父親 (fu6 can1)
daughter in Cantonese女 (neoi5)
son in Cantonese仔 (zai2)
grandfather in Cantonese阿爺 (aa3 je4)
grandfather in Cantonese阿公 (aa3 gung1)
big brother in Cantonese阿哥 (aa3 go1)
little brother in Cantonese細佬 (sai3 lou2)
big sister in Cantonese家姐 (gaa1 ze1)
little sister in Cantonese細妹 (sai3 mui6)

Extended Family Members in Cantonese

aunt in Cantonese姑媽 (gu1 maa1)
uncle in Cantonese叔叔 (suk1 suk1)
cousin in Cantonese表兄 (biu2 hing1)
cousin in Cantonese表姐 (biu2 ze2)
niece in Cantonese侄女 (zat6 neoi5)
nephew in Cantonese外甥 (ngoi6 saang1)
grandson in Cantonese孫子 (syun1 zi2)
granddaughter in Cantonese孫女 (syun1 neoi5)

Other Family Related Cantonese Vocabularies

daughter-in-law in Cantonese媳婦 (sik1 fu5)
son-in-law in Cantonese女婿 (neoi5 sai3)
brother-in-law in Cantonese姐夫 (ze2 fu1)
sister-in-law in Cantonese嫂子 (sou2 zi2)
father-in-law in Cantonese岳父 (ngok6 fu6)
mother-in-law in Cantonese岳母 (ngok6 mou5)
parents in Cantonese父母 (fu6 mou5)
parents-in-law in Cantonese公婆 (gung1 po4)
siblings in Cantonese兄弟姐妹 (hing1 dai6 ze2 mui6)
stepfather in Cantonese繼父 (gai3 fu6)
stepmother in Cantonese繼母 (gai3 mou5)
stepdaughter in Cantonese繼女 (gai3 neoi5)
stepson in Cantonese繼子 (gai3 zi2)

Cantonese Vocabulary Books

Learn Cantonese - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Cantonese - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Cantonese word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Cantonese 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.

Cantonese Vocabulary Book

This Cantonese 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.

Cantonese Flashcards


Cantonese Flashcards Online

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

Printable Cantonese Flashcards

With this downloadable product you get all Cantonese 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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