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Spanish Family Words and People Phrases

If you'll be addressing people in Spanish, then you're going to have to learn a lot of new words. This is especially true if you want to speak to or about your Spanish family members. Below you'll find many translations for all sorts of family and people words, written from Spanish to English.

To help you better find what you are looking for, the words have been grouped into three sections family words, general people words, and phrases using family and people words. You'll find entries on all sorts of relations like immediate family members (parents and siblings) and other relations like aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Note: You can also view these words with translations from English to Spanish. Words in bold added during the last update.

Family Words:


La familia ➔ Family

Mi familia ➔ My family

Tu familia ➔ Your family


Los padres ➔ Parents

Mis padres ➔ My parents

Tus padres ➔ Your parents


La madre ➔ Mother

La mamá ➔ Mom

La madrastra ➔ Step mom

Su madre ➔ Her mother


El padre ➔ Father

El papá ➔ Dad

El padrastro ➔ Step dad

Su padre ➔ His father


Abuelos ➔ Grandparents

La abuela ➔ Grandmother

El abuelo ➔ Grandfather


Hermanos ➔ Siblings

La hermana ➔ Sister

Hermana mayor ➔ Older sister

Hermana menor ➔ Younger sister

El hermano ➔ Brother

Hermano mayor ➔ Older brother

Hermano menor ➔ Younger brother

Additional Family Words

La tía ➔ Aunt

El tío ➔ Uncle

Primo/Prima ➔ Cousin

Sobrina ➔ Niece

Sobrino ➔ Nephew

General People Words:

Amigo ➔ Friend

Bebé ➔ Baby

Chica ➔ Girl

Chico ➔ Boy

Gemelos ➔ Twins

Hombre ➔ Man

Mujer ➔ Woman

Niño pequeño ➔ Small child

Niños ➔ Children

Yo ➔ I

Phrases Using Family and People Words:

¿Cómo estas hermano? ➔ How are you, brother?

¿Como te sientes, hermano? ➔ How are you feeling, brother?

¿Donde esta la mama? ➔ Where is the mom?

¿Dónde está tu madre ➔ Where is your mother?

¿Dónde está tu padre? ➔ Where is your father?

Ella es mi hermana. ➔ This is my sister.

Esta es mi madre. ➔ This is my mother.

Mi mama es linda. ➔ My mom is pretty.

Mi padre es guapo. ➔ My father is handsome.

¿Podemos ser amigos? ➔ Can we be friends?

¿Quien es tu hermano? ➔ Who is your brother?

Tías y tíos ➔ Aunts and uncles

Tu familia es mi familia ahora. ➔ Your family is my family now.

*List of Spanish family words last updated: March 14, 2018.


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The Fine Print

I don't speak Spanish myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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