Afrikaans Family Vocabulary

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Family Vocabulary in Afrikaans

family familie / gesin
parents ouers
mother / mom moeder / ma
stepmother stiefma
mother-in-law skoonma
godmother peetma
father / dad vader / pa
stepfather stiefpa
father-in-law skoonpa
godfather peetpa
children kinders
son seun
godson peetseun
daughter dogter
goddaughter peetdogter
brother broer / boetie
stepbrother stiefbroer
half brother halfbroer
brother-in-law swaer
sister suster / sussie
stepsister stiefsuster
half sister halfsuster
sister-in-law skoonsuster
grandparents grootouers
great grandparents grootgrootouers
grandfather oupa
great grandfather oupagrootjie
grandmother ouma
great grandmother oumagrootjie
grandchildren kleinkinders
grandson kleinseun
granddaughter kleindogter
uncle oom
aunt tante / tannie
nephew / cousin (m) neef
niece / cousin (f) niggie
baby baba
child kind
twins tweeling
triplets drieling
adult volwassene
boy seun
girl meisie
man / husband man
woman / wife vrou
friend (m) vriend
friend (f) vriendin
boyfriend kêrel
girlfriend nooi

Tannie and oom are also terms of respect to address women and men older than you.


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