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Family Tree in Spanish

Family Tree in Spanish

Quick Answer

Putting together your árbol genealógico  (family tree) in Spanish? This article has all the vocabulary you'll need!

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Basic Terms

Let's start with the most basic words you'll need to talk about family in Spanish.

SpanishEnglishSpanishEnglish
madre
 
mother
mamá
 
mom/mum
padre
 
father
papá
 
dad
hermana
 
sister
hermano
 
brother
hermana mayor
 
older sister/big sister
hermano mayor
 
older brother/big brother
hermana menor /hermanita younger sister/little sisterhermano menor /hermanito younger brother/little brother
abuela
 
grandmother
abuelita
 
grandma/grandmom
abuelo
 
grandfather
abuelito
 
grandpa/granddad
nieta
 
granddaughter
nieto
 
grandson
tía
 
aunt
tío
 
uncle
sobrina
 
niece
sobrino
 
nephew
primo /primo hermano cousin, boy cousinprima /prima hermana cousin, girl cousin

More Terms

Let's expand the family a bit more!

SpanishEnglishSpanishEnglish
madrastra /madre política stepmother
madrastra/madre política
 
stepmom/stepmum
padrastro /padre político stepfatherpadrastro /padre político stepdad
hermanastra
 
stepsister
hermanastro
 
stepbrother
media hermana
 
half-sister
medio hermano
 
half-brother
suegra /madre política mother-in-lawsuegro /padre político father-in-law
cuñada
 
sister-in-law
cuñado
 
brother-in-law
nuera
 
daughter-in-law
yerno
 
son-in-law

Even More Terms!

Let's expand the family even more! After all, a family tree should include many generations!

SpanishEnglishSpanishEnglish
bisabuela
 
great-grandmother
bisabuelo
 
great-grandfather
tatarabuela
 
great-great-grandmother
tatarabuelo
 
great-great-grandfather
tía abuela
 
great-aunt/grand-aunt
tío abuelo
 
great-uncle/grand-uncle
sobrina nieta
 
grand-niece
sobrino nieto
 
grand-nephew
bisnieta
 
great-granddaughter
bisnieto
 
great-grandson
tataranieta
 
great-great-granddaughter
tataranieto
 
great-great-grandson
prima segunda /primo segundo second cousin
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