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English Words Relating to Family

English Words Relating to Family
English Words Relating to Family

The following English words relating to family could be used beside your own words to talk about relations and family members.

English Words Relating to Family

Word/phrase Function Meaning
1.Parents/2.Grandparents Nouns 1. A person who is a father or mother/2. A parent of your
father or mother.
Father/Dad/Daddy Nouns A male parent.
Mother/Mom/Mama/Mommy Nouns A female parent.
1.Child /Children/kids/
2. baby 3.Son/4.Daughter
Nouns 1. A son or daughter 2. A very young child 3. A male child 4. A female child.
1.Brother /2. Sister Nouns 1. A boy or man who has one or both of the same parents As you/2. A girl or woman who has one or both of the same parents as you.
Nouns 1. The father of your father or mother/2. the mother of your father or mother.
1.Grandson /
2. Granddaughter
Nouns 1. A son of your son or daughter/ 2. A daughter of your son or daughter.
1.Uncle /2. Aunt /3.Cousin/
4.Nephew / 5.Niece
Nouns 1. The brother of your father or mother or the husband of your aunt 2. The sister of your father or mother or the wife of your uncle 3. A child of your uncle or aunt 4. A son of your brother or sister 5. A daughter of your
brother or sister.
1.Fiancé /2. Fiancée/
3. Bride/ 4. Groom
Nouns 1. A man that a woman is engaged to be married to 2. A woman that a man is engaged to be married to 3. A woman who has just married or is about to be married 4. A man who has just married or is about to be married.
Wife Noun A married woman: the woman someone is married to.


Noun A married man: the man someone is married to.
Spouse Noun Someone who is married: a husband or wife.
Father-in-law Noun The father of your husband or wife.
Mother-in-law Noun The mother of your husband or wife.
Son-in-law Noun The husband of your daughter.
Daughter-in-law Noun The wife of your son.
Brother-in-law Noun The brother of your husband or wife/ the husband of your sister.
Sister-in-law Noun The sister of your husband or wife/ the wife of your brother

Idioms related to the topic family:

The black sheep – A black sheep in the family‘ is someone who is different from the rest of the family. It is usually meant in a negative way, but not always.

Push my buttons – Someone who knows how to push your buttons‘ is someone who knows exactly how to annoy or irritate you. It is usually said that a person‘s family knows how to push their buttons‘.

Runs in the family – If a characteristic or trait runs in the family it means it appears in many or all members of the family. For example, hair color or a personality trait, like stubbornness.

Chalk and cheese – if two people are like chalk and cheese, they are completely different from each other.

Blood is thicker than water – People who are related have stronger obligations to each other than to people outside the family.

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