Family words in Polish

Words for family members and other relatives in Polish, a Western Slavic language spoken in mainly Poland, and also in Lithuania and Belarus and a number of other countries.

Key to abbreviations: m = male, f = female, frm = formal/polite, inf = informal

  Polish (Polski)
family rodzina
parents rodzice
father ojciec (frm)
tata/tato (inf)
mother matka (frm)
mama (inf)
children dzieci
son syn
daughter córka
husband mąż
małżonek
wife żona
małżonka
brother brat
sister siostra
uncle wujek
aunt ciotka
cousin kuzyn (m)
kuzynka (f)
nephew bratanek (brother's son)
siostrzeniec (sister's son)
niece bratanica (brother's daughter)
siostrzenica (sister's daughter)
grandparents dziadkowie
grandfather dziadek
grandmother babka (frm)
babcia (inf)
grandchildren wnukowie
wnuczęta
grandson wnuk
granddaughter wnuczka
great grandfather pradziadek
great grandmother prababka
father-in-law teść
mother-in-law teściowa
brother-in-law szwagier
sister-in-law bratowa (brother's wife)
szwagierka

Notes

Corrections and notes provided by Grzegorz Jagodziński

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Family words in Slavic languages

Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukrainian

Family words in other languages


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