Family Members in Mandarin

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

Immediate Family Members in Mandarin

wife in Mandarin妻子 (qī zi)
husband in Mandarin丈夫 (zhàng fu)
mother in Mandarin母亲 (mǔ qīn)
father in Mandarin父亲 (fù qīn)
daughter in Mandarin女儿 (nǚ ér)
son in Mandarin儿子 (ér zi)
grandfather in Mandarin祖父 (zǔ fù)
grandfather in Mandarin外祖父 (wài zǔ fù)
big brother in Mandarin哥哥 (gē ge)
little brother in Mandarin弟弟 (dì di)
big sister in Mandarin姐姐 (jiě jie)
little sister in Mandarin妹妹 (mèi mei)

Extended Family Members in Mandarin

aunt in Mandarin阿姨 (ā yí)
uncle in Mandarin叔叔 (shū shu)
cousin in Mandarin堂兄弟/表兄弟 (táng xiōng dì / biǎo xiōng dì)
cousin in Mandarin堂姐妹/表姐妹 (táng jiě mèi / biǎo jiě mèi)
niece in Mandarin侄女 (zhí nǚ)
nephew in Mandarin侄子 (zhí zi)
grandson in Mandarin孙子 (sūn zi)
granddaughter in Mandarin孙女 (sūn nǚ)

Other Family Related Mandarin Vocabularies

daughter-in-law in Mandarin媳妇 (xí fù)
son-in-law in Mandarin女婿 (nǚ xu)
brother-in-law in Mandarin姐夫 (jiě fu)
sister-in-law in Mandarin嫂子 (sǎo zi)
father-in-law in Mandarin岳父 (yuè fù)
mother-in-law in Mandarin岳母 (yuè mǔ)
parents in Mandarin父母 (fù mǔ)
parents-in-law in Mandarin岳父岳母 (yuè fù yuè mǔ)
siblings in Mandarin兄弟姐妹 (xiōng dì jiě mèi)
stepfather in Mandarin继父 (jì fù)
stepmother in Mandarin继母 (jì mǔ)
stepdaughter in Mandarin继女 (jì nǚ)
stepson in Mandarin继子 (jì zǐ)

Mandarin Vocabulary Books

Learn Mandarin - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Mandarin - Quick / Easy / Efficient

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

Mandarin Vocabulary Book

This Mandarin 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.

Mandarin Flashcards


Mandarin Flashcards Online

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Printable Mandarin Flashcards

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