Family words in Danish

Words for family members and other relatives in Danish, a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Denmark.

Key to abbreviations: m = male, f = female, pt = paternal (father's side), mt = maternal (mother's side).

  Dansk (Danish)
family familie
parents forældre
father far
mother mor
children børn
son søn
daughter datter
husband mand
wife kone
brother bror
sister søster
uncle onkel; farbror (pt); morbror (mt)
aunt tante; faster (pt); moster (mt)
cousin fætter (m); kusine (f)
nephew nevø
niece niece
grandparents bedsteforældre; farforældre (pt); morforældre (mt)
grandfather bedstefar; farfar (pt); morfar (mt)
grandmother bedstemor; farmor (pt); mormor (mt)
grandchildren børnebørn
grandson barnebarn
granddaughter barnebarn
father-in-law svigerfar; svigerfader
mother-in-law svigermor
brother-in-law svoger
sister-in-law svigerinde

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