Basic Estonian Vocabulary: Family and friends

Estonian Vocabulary: Family and friends

– Useful words you should know –


Want to learn the Estonian language? Here’s a complete list of the most basic, common and useful words in Estonian with their translation in English, on the topic of family and friends. Ideal to help you boost your Estonian vocabulary!

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the great-grandfather vanaisa
the great grandmother Suur vanaema
the grandfather vanaisa
the grandmother vanaema
the grandson Pojapoeg
the granddaughter lapselaps
the grandchildren lapselapsed
the father Isa
the mother ema
the parents vanemad
the child laps
the children lapsed
the son poeg
the daughter tütar
a baby laps
a teenager teismeline
the adults täiskasvanud
the brother Vend
the sister õde
half-brother poolvend
half-sister poolõde
a twin kaksik
the uncle onu
the aunt tädi
the cousin nõbu
the cousin nõbu
the nephew vennapoeg
the niece õetütar
a friend sõber
the boyfriend poiss-sõber
the girlfriend sõbranna
the fiancé kihlatu
the groom peigmees
the husband abikaasa
the wife naine
the parents-in-law ämmad
father-in-law äi
the mother-in-law ämm
the brother-in-law õemees
the sister-in-law õemees
the son-in-law väimees
the daughter-in-law Minia
a family member pereliige
adopted Vastu võetud
only son ainult poeg

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