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Vocabulary Lists Must-Know Terms for Family Members

Must-Know Terms for Family Members

Must-Know Termen voor Familieleden
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family
familie (n) fem
family
De familie is avondeten aan het eten.
The family is eating dinner.
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mother
moeder (n) fem
mother
moeder en dochter
mother and daughter
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father
vader (n) masc
father
Wie is de vader van Mario?
Who is Mario's father?
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wife
vrouw (n) fem
wife
vrouw en moeder
wife and mother
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husband
echtgenoot (n) masc
husband
Mijn geliefde man is voor me aan het koken.
My beloved husband is cooking for me.
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parent
ouder (n) masc
parent
child
kind (n) neut
child
daughter
dochter (n) fem
daughter
Dit is mijn dochter.
This is my daughter.
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son
zoon (n) masc
son
vader en zoon
father and son
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sister
zus (n) fem
sister
oudere zus en jongere zus
older sister and younger sister
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brother
broer (n) masc
brother
younger sister
jongere zus
younger sister
Om in het buitenland te studeren ging mijn zusje naar Engeland.
My younger sister went to England to study abroad.
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younger brother
jongere broer
younger brother
Mijn broertje praat vaak in slaap.
My younger brother often talks in sleep.
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older brother
oudere broer (n) masc
older brother
great-grandmother
overgrootmoeder (n) fem
great-grandmother
great-grandfather
overgrootvader (n) masc
great-grandfather
grandmother
grootmoeder (n) fem
grandmother
vaderlijke grootmoeder
paternal grandmother
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grandfather
grootvader (n) masc
grandfather
moederlijke grootvader
maternal grandfather
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grandchild
kleinkind (n) masc
grandchild
granddaughter
kleindochter (n) fem
granddaughter
kleine kleindochter
little granddaughter
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grandson
kleinzoon (n) masc
grandson
mijn kleinzoon
my grandson
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aunt
tante (n) fem
aunt
uncle
oom (n) masc
uncle
niece
nicht (n) fem
niece
mijn nichtje Sarah
my niece Sarah
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nephew
neef (n) masc
nephew
cousin
nicht (n) fem
cousin
De naam van mijn nicht is Erica.
My cousin's name is Erica.
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mother-in-law
schoonmoeder (n) fem
mother-in-law
father-in-law
schoonvader (n) masc
father-in-law
sister-in-law
schoonzuster (n) fem
sister-in-law
brother-in-law
zwager (n) masc
brother-in-law
partner
partner (n) masc
partner
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DutchPod101.com
Friday at 4:13 pm
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Hi Listeners! What is your favorite Family Member word? Let us know!

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Tommus
Friday at 4:45 am
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"echtgenoot" could be a lot better explained. As a minimum, "echtgenote" should be provided.


Here is the entry in Wikipedia.


Een echtgenoot of echtgenote is de persoon met wie men gehuwd is. Eega, gade en wederhelft zijn synoniemen voor echtgenoot of echtgenote.[1] In het meervoud wordt ook de term echtelieden gebruikt.


Echtgenoot wordt voornamelijk (maar niet uitsluitend) gebruikt om de mannelijke wederhelft van het huwelijk aan te duiden. De vrouw wordt dan aangeduid met echtgenote. Samen vormen ze een echtpaar.

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DutchPod101.com
Monday at 8:37 pm
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Hoi Richard,


Sorry about that, even in Dutch it's quite a lot of info. ?

But you could understand some of it and you could find your answer in the enormous amount of text ?


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Richard
Sunday at 9:59 pm
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Hi Jacob,

Dank je wel! I had to resort to google translate for the page after my brain started hurting. lol. I did read some of it myself and I got a feeling for what the article was saying. But, I didn't have the necessary vocabulary to make sense of it all. It was an interesting exercise and informative article, however.


For anyone else, the bottom line is: "schoonbroer" is more typically Vlaams and "zager" is more typically ABN.

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DutchPod101.com
Sunday at 10:39 am
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Hoi Richard,


Thank you for your question. I actually have no idea haha, but I looked it up and found a page that answers the question. Let me know if understand it.


In short , "schoonbroer" is okay as well but is not used that much. In Belgium is the other way around, there they will say "schoonbroer" instead of "zwager" .


https://www.meertens.knaw.nl/cms/en/cms/en/108-nieuwsbrief/vraag-van-de-maand/144006-vraag-van-januari-2013


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Richard
Sunday at 11:45 pm
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Ik ben nieuwsgierig: waarom niet "schoonbroer" in plaats van "zager"?