Basic Finnish Vocabulary: Family and friends

Finnish Vocabulary: Family and friends

– Useful words you should know –


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

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the great-grandfather isoisän isä
the great grandmother Suuri isoäiti
the grandfather isoisä
the grandmother isoäiti
the grandson pojanpoika
the granddaughter tyttärentytär
the grandchildren lapsenlapset
the father Isä
the mother Äiti
the parents vanhemmat
the child lapsi
the children Lapset
the son poika
the daughter tytär
a baby vauva
a teenager teini-ikäinen
the adults aikuiset
the brother Veli
the sister sisko
half-brother velipuoli
half-sister sisarpuoli
a twin kaksonen
the uncle Setä
the aunt täti
the cousin Serkku
the cousin Serkku
the nephew veljenpoika
the niece veljentytär
a friend ystävä
the boyfriend poikaystävä
the girlfriend tyttöystävä
the fiancé sulhanen
the groom sulhanen
the husband aviomies
the wife vaimo
the parents-in-law appivanhemmat
father-in-law appi
the mother-in-law anoppi
the brother-in-law vävy
the sister-in-law käly
the son-in-law vävy
the daughter-in-law miniä
a family member perheenjäsen
adopted Hyväksyi
only son ainoa poika

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