Family in Afrikaans

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Family in Afrikaans

Learn the names of family members in Afrikaans

parents ouers
father pa / pappa
mother ma / mamma
children kinders
son seun
daughter dogter
brother broer
sister suster
grandparents grootouers
(great) grandfather oupa (grootjie)
(great) grandmother ouma (grootjie)
grandchildren kleinkinders
grandson kleinseun
granddaughter kleindogter
uncle oom
aunt tannie / tante
nephew / cousin (m) kleinneef / neef
niece / cousin (f) kleinnig / nig
cousin oomskind / tanteskind
boy seun
girl dogter / meisie
baby baby
child kind
twins tweeling
triplets drieling
adult volwassene
man / husband man
woman / wife vrou
friend (m) vriend
friend (f) vriendin

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