Family words in Swedish

Words for family members and other relatives in Swedish, a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Sweden and Finland.

  svenska (Swedish)
family familj
parents föräldrar
father far; pappa
mother mamma; mor
children barn
son son
daughter dotter
husband man
wife hustru; fru
brother bror
sister syster
uncle farbror (pt); morbror (mt)
aunt faster (pt); moster (mt)
cousin kusin
nephew brorson; (brother's son); systerson; (sister's son); nevö
niece brorsdotter; (brother's daughter); systerdotter; (sister's daughter)
grandparents farföräldar (pt); morföräldar (mt)
grandfather farfar (pt); morfar (mt)
grandmother farmor (pt); mormor (mt)
grandchildren barnbarn
grandson sonson; (son's son); dotterson; (daughter's son)
granddaughter sondotter; (son's daughter); dotterdotter; (daughter's daughter)
father-in-law svärfar
mother-in-law svärmor
brother-in-law svåger
sister-in-law svägerska

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