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

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

daughter-in-law媳婦 (sik1 fu5)
son-in-law女婿 (neoi5 sai3)
brother-in-law姐夫 (ze2 fu1)
sister-in-law嫂子 (sou2 zi2)
father-in-law岳父 (ngok6 fu2)
mother-in-law岳母 (ngok6 mou5)
parents父母 (fu6 mou5)
parents-in-law公婆 (gung1 po2)
siblings兄弟姐妹 (hing1 dai6 ze2 mui6)
stepfather繼父 (gai3 fu6)
stepmother繼母 (gai3 mou5)
stepdaughter繼女 (gai3 neoi5)
stepson繼子 (gai3 zi2)

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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

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.

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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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