Are you curious to know how to say the name of each member of the family In japanese? In this article you will increase your vocabulary and kill that curiosity by learning about kazoku [家族] In japanese.
It is worth remembering that in Japanese, there is a difference in saying about your family member or someone else's family member. There are also suffixes that can be used according to the formality of the conversation.
Your family members in Japanese
Before we quote family members in Japanese, you need to understand some of the pronunciation and the way we use these Japanese words. For that we leave a video below that will explain everything about the subject:
|家族||かぞく||kazoku||Family members / Family|
|伯父||おじ||oji||Uncle (Older than father)|
|叔父||おじ||oji||Uncle (Younger than father)|
|伯母||おば||hello||Aunt (Older than father)|
|叔母||おば||hello||Aunt (Younger than father)|
|夫婦||ふうふ||Fuufu||Married / Couple / Husband and Wife|
|義理の兄||ぎりのあに||giri no ani||Brother-in-law (older than you)|
|義理の弟||ぎりのおとうと||giri at Otouto||Brother-in-law (younger than you)|
|義理の息子||ぎりのむすこ||giri at Musuko||son in law|
|義理の~||ぎりの~||giri no ~||~ unrelated to blood|
While in Portuguese we have only the feminine and masculine of a brother, in Japanese there is more than one word to refer to brothers of different ages, but older or younger than the person. We already have an article that talks about the onii-chan and others.
Members of other families - Respectful manner
Remember that it is not wrong to call your family members by the names below. On the contrary, it may be more common to call your parents oka-san and otto-san than haha and pee. Then the list below may also apply to your family members.
The difference between the previous list and the list below is education and respect. Using the terms below you are being more respectful, while the previous list is a more informal, childish or intimate way of saying it.
|ご家族||ごかぞく||go kazoku||Someone's family / family members|
|お爺さん||おじいさん||hi san||Grandfather / Old Man / Elderly|
|お婆さん||おばあさん||hello san||Grandmother / Old Woman / Elderly|
|伯父さん||おじさん||oji san||Uncle (older than father)|
|叔父さん||おじさん||oji san||Uncle (Younger than father)|
|伯母さん||おばさん||oba san||Aunt (older than father)|
|叔母さん||おばさん||oba san||Aunt (Younger than father)|
|お兄さん||おにいさん||onii san||Older brother|
|お姉さん||おねえさん||onee san||Eldest 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 / Husband and Wife|
|お嬢さん||おじょうさん||thank you san||Daughter|
Japanese cousins and distant relatives
|親子ー||おやこー||oyakoo||Parents and sons)|
Although younger and older cousins are written the same way. Be careful because they use different ideograms to identify whether the individual is older or younger, male or female, equal brothers in Japanese.
Unrelated family members in Japanese
|義父||ぎふ||gifu||father in law|
|義母||ぎぼ||gibo||mother in law|
|嫁||よめ||yome||daughter in law|
|婿||むこ||muko||son in law|
Videos about Kazoku - nihongo
The videos below can help you train yourself pronunciation and your vocabulary. They're kind of childish but it helps to understand the pronunciation. I hope you enjoyed the article. If you liked it, share and leave comments.