Norwegian Family and People

Norwegian Family Members and People

parents foreldre niece niese
mother mor nephew nevø
father far uncle onkel
son sønn aunt tante
daughter datter boy gutt
brother bror girl jente, pike
sister søster child / baby barn
grandfather bestefar adult voksen
grandmother bestemor man mann
grandson barnebarn woman kvinne
granddaughter barnebarn friend (male) venn
cousin (male) fetter friend female) venninne
cousin (female) kusine

Some family words have irregular indefinite plurals: mødre (mothers), fedre (fathers), sønner (sons), øtre (daughters), brødre (brothers), and søstre (sisters)

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