How to learn japanese family vocabulary

Japanese family vocabulary is the basic topic when you start to learn Japanese. This post today will help you can master all the vocabularies about family.

There are two different ways of addressing Japanese family members.

One of them is when talking about your own family members to other people, and the other one is when mentioning someone’s family members.

japanese family vocabulary
japanese family vocabulary

Learn Japanese family vocabulary

  • How to call your own family members
  • How to call other family members

Japanese has this culture that they need to pay respect (尊敬 – そんけい sonkei) to other people when mentioning someone’s family members.

While at the same time they have to be modest (謙譲 – けんじょう kenjou) when mentioning their own family members.

Therefore if they have to mention someone’s family members in a conversation, they will address them with the words that are more respectful for the Japanese family members.

How to call your own family members

How many people in your family? What are they? Of course your parents, your sister, brother maybe your grandparents,…

japanese family vocabulary
Japanese family vocabulary – How to call your own family members
Kanji Hiragana Spelling meaning
家族 かぞく kazoku Family
祖父 そふ sofu Grand father
祖母 そぼ sobo Grand mother
伯父 おじ oji Uncle
叔父 おじ oji Uncle
伯母 おば oba Aunt
叔母 おば oba Aunt
両親 りょうしん ryoushin Parents
ちち chichi Father
はは haha Mother
兄弟 きょうだい kyoudai Brother
姉妹 しまい shimai Sister
あに ani Older brother
あね ane Older sister
おとうと otouto Younger brother
いもうと imouto Younger sister
夫婦 ふうふ fuufu Married Couple
主人 しゅじん shujin Husband
おっと otto Husband
家内 かない kanai Wife
つま tsuma Wife
従兄弟 いとこ itoko Cousin (male)
従姉妹 いとこ itoko Cousin (Female)
子供 こども kodomo Children
息子 むすこ musuko Son
むすめ musume Daughter
おい oi Nephew
めい mei Niece
まご mago Grandchild
義理の兄 ぎりのあに giri no ani Brother – in – law
義理の弟 ぎりのおとうと giri no otouto Brother in law
義理の息子 ぎりのむすこ giri no musuko Son – in – law

How to call other family members

japanese family vocabulary
japanese family vocabulary – How to call other family members
Kanji Hiragana Spelling Meaning
ご家族 ごかぞく go kazoku Someone’s family
お爺さん おじいさん ojii san Grandpa
お婆さん おばあさん obaa san Grandmother
伯父さん おじさん oji san Uncle or mister
叔父さん おじさん oji san Uncle or mister
伯母さん おばさん oba san Aunt
叔母さん おばさん oba san Aunt
ご両親 ごりょうしん go ryoushin Your parents
お父さん おとうさん otou san Dad
お母さん おかあさん okaa san Mom
ご兄弟 ごきょうだい go kyoudai siblings
お兄さん おにいさん onii san Older brother
お姉さん おねえさん onee san Older sister
弟さん おとうとさん otouto san Younger brother
妹さん いもうとさん imouto san Younger sister
ご夫婦 ごふうふ go fuufu Married Couple
ご主人 ごしゅじん go shujin Husband
奥さん おくさん okusan Wife
お子さん おこさん oko san Children
息子さん むすこさん musuko san son
お嬢さん おじょうさん ojou san Daughter
お孫さん おまごさん omago san Grandchild

Through the article about the above topic Japanese family vocabulary, do you know how to call family members?

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