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
Extended Family Members in Mandarin
Other Family Related Mandarin Vocabularies

Immediate Family Members in Mandarin

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

Extended Family Members in Mandarin

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

Other Family Related Mandarin Vocabularies

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

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