Family Members in Japanese

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

Immediate Family Members in Japanese

wife in Japanese妻 (tsuma)
husband in Japanese夫 (otto)
mother in Japanese母 (haha)
father in Japanese父 (chichi)
daughter in Japanese娘 (musume)
son in Japanese息子 (musuko)
grandfather in Japanese祖父 (sofu)
grandfather in Japanese祖父 (sofu)
big brother in Japanese兄 (ani)
little brother in Japanese弟 (otōto)
big sister in Japanese姉 (ane)
little sister in Japanese妹 (imōto)

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Extended Family Members in Japanese

aunt in Japanese叔母 (oba)
uncle in Japanese叔父 (oji)
cousin in Japanese従兄弟 (itoko)
cousin in Japanese従姉妹 (itoko)
niece in Japanese姪 (mei)
nephew in Japanese甥 (oi)
grandson in Japanese孫 (mago)
granddaughter in Japanese孫娘 (magomusume)
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Other Family Related Japanese Vocabularies

daughter-in-law in Japanese嫁 (yome)
son-in-law in Japanese婿 (muko)
brother-in-law in Japanese義兄弟 (gi kyōdai)
sister-in-law in Japanese義姉妹 (gi shimai)
father-in-law in Japanese義父 (gifu)
mother-in-law in Japanese義母 (gibo)
parents in Japanese両親 (ryōshin)
parents-in-law in Japanese舅姑 (kyūko)
siblings in Japanese兄弟姉妹 (kyōdai shimai)
stepfather in Japanese継父 (keifu)
stepmother in Japanese継母 (mamahaha)
stepdaughter in Japanese継娘 (mamamusume)
stepson in Japanese継息子 (mamamusuko)

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