Germanic Languages Comparative Vocabulary: Family

Learn the names of family members in German, Dutch, and Swedish

   

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English German Dutch Swedish
family die Familie familie familj
mother die Mutter moeder moder
mom Mutti mamma mamma
father der Vater vader fader
dad Vati pappa pappa
parents die Eltern ouders foräldrar
daughter die Tochter dochter dotter
son der Sohn zoon son
children die Kinder kinderen barn
sister die Schwester zuster syster
brother der Bruder broeder broder
wife die Frau vrouw hustru
husband der Mann man man
grandmother die Großmutter grootmoeder mormor/farmor
grandfather der Großvater grootvader morfar/farfar
grandparents die Großeltern grootouder morföräldar/farföräldar
granddaughter die Enkelin kleindochter sondotter/dotterdotter
grandson der Enkel kleinzoon sonson/dotterson
grandchildren die Enkelkinder kleinkind barnbarn
cousin (f) die Cousine nicht kusin
cousin (m) der Vetter neef kusin
aunt die Tante tante moster/faster/tant
uncle der Onkel oom morbror/farbror/onkel
niece die Nichte nicht brorsdotter/systerdotter/niece
nephew der Neffe neef brorson/systerson/nevö
stepmother die Stiefmutter stiefmoeder styvmor
stepfather der Stiefvater stiefvader styvfar
stepdaughter die Stieftochter stiefdochter styvdotter
stepson der Stiefsohn stiefzoon styvson
stepsister die Stiefschwester stiefzuster styvsyster
stepbrother der Stiefbruder stiefbroeder styvbror
mother-in-law die Schwiegermutter schoonmoeder svärmor
father-in-law der Schwiegervater schoonvader svärfar
daughter-in-law die Schwiegertochter schoondochter svärdotter
son-in-law der Schwiegersohn schoonzoon svärson
sister-in-law die Schwägerin schoonzus(ter) svägerska
brother-in-law der Schwager zwager svåger
godmother die Patin meter gudmor
godfather der Pate peetvader gudfar
       
girl das Mädchen meisje (n) flicka
boy der Junge jongen pojke / gosse
toddler das Kleinkind peuter litet barn
baby das Kind baby baby
child das Kind kind (n) barn (n)
teenager der Teenager tiener tonåring
woman die Frau vrouw kvinna
man der Mann man man
adults die Erwachsenen volwassene vuxna
relative der Verwandte bloedverwant slägting
siblings die Geschwister broers en zusters syskon
twins der Zwilling tweeling tvilling
birth die Geburt geboorte födelse
death der Tod dood död
marriage die Ehe huwelijk (n) äktenskap (n)
divorce die Scheidung echtscheiding skilsmässa
       
dog der Hund hond hund
cat die Katze poes katt
bird der Vogel vogel fågel
goldfish der Goldfisch goudvis guldfisk
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