Family in Spanish
When we learn a language like Spanish or any other language, it is useful to learn about family members, because it allows you to express your and other persons family relationships. Below, you will find a chart with the most common family members in Spanish.
Note: The word “familia” is singular even though its meaning refers to a group of people.
Extended family members in Spanish
In addition to the common members, on occasion, we have other people who are part of our family, but sometimes are not blood relatives. For these cases we have the following categories: step-, god- and – in law.
Family in law
Expressing a family relationship
Family relationships in Spanish are expressed with the verb “ser”, the possessive adjectives or the preposition “de”.
Subject + verb ser + possessive adjective + family member
- Ella es tu tía (She’s your aunt)
- Él es nuestro abuelo (He is our grandfather)
- Ellos son sus sobrinos (They are their nephews)
With preposition “de”
- Yo soy la prima de Juan (I am Juan’s cousin)
- Esta es la familia de mi esposo (This is my husband’s family)
- Nosotros somos los hijos de tu madrina (We are your godmother’s children)
Quotes about family members in Spanish
|My beautiful family||Mi hermosa familia|
|Family is everything||La familia es todo|
|It’s a beautiful family||Es una hermosa familia|
|My family is my strength and my weakness||Mi familia es mi fuerza y mi debilidad|
|Family, nature and health go hand in hand||La familia, naturaleza y la salud van de la mano|
|If you have a big family, you have a great life||Si tienes una gran familia, tienes una gran vida|
|The only portion of fortune is family happiness||La única porción de fortuna es la felicidad familiar|