Family Members in German

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

Immediate Family Members in German

wife in German(die) Ehefrau (die Ehefrauen)
husband in German(der) Ehemann (die Ehemänner)
mother in German(die) Mutter (die Mütter)
father in German(der) Vater (die Väter)
daughter in German(die) Tochter (die Töchter)
son in German(der) Sohn (die Söhne)
grandfather in German(der) Großvater (die Großväter)
grandfather in German(der) Großvater (die Großväter)
big brother in German(der) große Bruder (die großen Brüder)
little brother in German(der) kleine Bruder (die kleinen Brüder)
big sister in German(die) große Schwester (die großen Schwestern)
little sister in German(die) kleine Schwester (die kleinen Schwestern)

Extended Family Members in German

aunt in German(die) Tante (die Tanten)
uncle in German(der) Onkel (die Onkel)
cousin in German(der) Cousin (die Cousins)
cousin in German(die) Cousine (die Cousinen)
niece in German(die) Nichte (die Nichten)
nephew in German(der) Neffe (die Neffen)
grandson in German(der) Enkel (die Enkel)
granddaughter in German(die) Enkelin (die Enkelinnen)

Other Family Related German Vocabularies

daughter-in-law in German(die) Schwiegertochter (die Schwiegertöchter)
son-in-law in German(der) Schwiegersohn (die Schwiegersöhne)
brother-in-law in German(der) Schwager (die Schwager)
sister-in-law in German(die) Schwägerin (die Schwägerinnen)
father-in-law in German(der) Schwiegervater (die Schwiegerväter)
mother-in-law in German(die) Schwiegermutter (die Schwiegermütter)
parents in German(die) Eltern
parents-in-law in German(die) Schwiegereltern
siblings in German(die) Geschwister
stepfather in German(der) Stiefvater (die Stiefväter)
stepmother in German(die) Stiefmutter (die Stiefmütter)
stepdaughter in German(die) Stieftochter (die Stieftöchter)
stepson in German(der) Stiefsohn (die Stiefsöhne)

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