Kazoku - Japanese family members

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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.

Kazoku – membros da família em japonês

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:

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KanjiKanaRōmajiMeaning
家族かぞくkazokuFamily members / Family
祖父そふsufferedGrandfather
祖母そぼsoboGrandfather
伯父おじojiUncle (Older than father)
叔父おじojiUncle (Younger than father)
伯母おばhelloAunt (Older than father)
叔母おばhelloAunt (Younger than father)
両親りょうしんryoushinParents
ちちpeeDad
ははhahaMother
兄弟きょうだいKyoudaiBrothers Sisters
姉妹しまいshimaiSisters
あにaniOlder brother
あねaneEldest sister
おとうとOtoutoYounger brother
いもうとimoutoYounger sister
夫婦ふうふFuufuMarried / Couple / Husband and Wife
主人しゅじんshujinHusband
おっとottoHusband
家内かないKanaiWife
つまtsumaWife
従兄弟いとこItokoCousin (male)
従姉妹いとこItokoCousin (female)
子供こどもkodomoKids
息子むすこMusukoSon
むすめmusumeDaughter
おいHiNephew
めいmeiNiece
まごMagegrandchild
義理の兄ぎりのあにgiri no aniBrother-in-law (older than you)
義理の弟ぎりのおとうとgiri at OtoutoBrother-in-law (younger than you)
義理の息子ぎりのむすこgiri at Musukoson 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.

Kazoku - membros da família em japonês

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.

KanjiKanaRōmajiMeaning
ご家族ごかぞくgo kazokuSomeone's family / family members
お爺さんおじいさんhi sanGrandfather / Old Man / Elderly
お婆さんおばあさんhello sanGrandmother / Old Woman / Elderly
伯父さんおじさんoji sanUncle (older than father)
叔父さんおじさんoji sanUncle (Younger than father)
伯母さんおばさんoba sanAunt (older than father)
叔母さんおばさんoba sanAunt (Younger than father)
ご両親ごりょうしんgo ryoushinParents
お父さんおとうさんOtou sanDad
お母さんおかあさんOkaa sanMother
ご兄弟ごきょうだいgo KyoudaiBrothers
お兄さんおにいさんonii sanOlder brother
お姉さんおねえさんonee sanEldest sister
弟さんおとうとさんOtouto sanYounger brother
妹さんいもうとさんimouto sanYounger sister
ご夫婦ごふうふgo FuufuMarried / Couple / Husband and Wife
ご主人ごしゅじんgo shujinHusband
奥さんおくさんokusanWife
お子さんおこさんoko sanKids
息子さんむすこさんMusuko sanSon
お嬢さんおじょうさんthank you sanDaughter
お孫さんおまごさんomago sangrandchild
Kazoku - membros da família em japonês

Japanese cousins and distant relatives

kanjikanarōmajiMeaning
祖父母そふぼstubblegrandparents
親子ーおやこーoyakooParents and sons)
赤ちゃんあかちゃんakachanBaby
曾祖父そうそふsōsofugreat grandfather
曾祖母そうそぼsōsobogreat grandfather
従兄弟いとこitokocousins
従姉弟いとこitokocousins
従兄いとこitokoolder cousin
従姉いとこitokoolder cousin
従弟いとこitokoyounger cousin
従妹いとこitokoyounger cousin

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.

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Unrelated family members in Japanese

kanjikanarōmajiMeaning
義父ぎふgifufather in law
義母ぎぼgibomother in law
よめyomedaughter in law
婿むこmukoson in law
義兄ぎけいgikeiolder brother-in-law
義弟ぎていgiteiyounger brother-in-law
義姉ぎしgishiolder sister-in-law
義妹ぎまいgimaiyounger sister-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.