Words for family members and other relatives in German, a West Germanic language spoken mainly in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein
Key to abbreviations: m = male, f = female
|father||der Vater; Vati; Pa|
|mother||die Mutter; Mutti; Ma|
|cousin||der Cousin (m); die Cousine (f)|
|brother-in-law||der Schwager; Schwippschwager (spouse's sister's husband)|
|sister-in-law||die Schwägerin; Schwippschwägerin (spouse's brother's wife)|
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Family words in Germanic languages
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