Basic Swedish Vocabulary: Family and friends

Swedish Vocabulary: Family and friends

– Useful words you should know –


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

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the great-grandfather farfarsfar
the great grandmother mormor
the grandfather morfadern
the grandmother mormor
the grandson barnbarnet
the granddaughter barnbarnet
the grandchildren barnbarnen
the father fadern
the mother mamman
the parents föräldrarna
the child barnet
the children barnen
the son sonen
the daughter dottern
a baby en bebis
a teenager en tonåring
the adults de vuxna
the brother brorsan
the sister systern
half-brother halvbror
half-sister halvsyster
a twin en tvilling
the uncle farbrodern
the aunt tanten
the cousin kusinen
the nephew brorsonen
the niece systerdottern
a friend en vän
the boyfriend pojkvännen
the girlfriend flickvännen
the fiancé fästmannen
the groom brudgummen
the husband mannen
the wife hustrun
the parents-in-law svärföräldrarna
father-in-law svärfar
the mother-in-law svärmor
the brother-in-law svågern
the sister-in-law svägerskan
the son-in-law svärsonen
the daughter-in-law svärdottern
a family member en familjemedlem
adopted antog
only son enda sonen

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