Family words in Yiddish

Words for family members and other relatives in Yiddish, a Jewish language that developed from Medieval German with influences from Hebrew

&bsp; (Yiddish) ײִדיש
family (Mishpokhe) משפחה
parents (Eltern) עלטערן
father (Foter) פאָטער
(Tate) טאַטע
mother (Muter) מוטער
(Mame) מאַמע
children (Kinder) קינדער
son (Zun) זון
daughter (Tokhter) טאָכטער
husband (Man) מאַן
wife (Froi) פרוי
(Vayb) ווַייבּ
brother (Bruder) ברודער
sister (Shvester) שוועסטער
uncle (Feter) פעטער
aunt (Tante) טאַנטע
cousin (Kuzyne) קוזינע
nephew (Plymenyk) פּלימעניק
niece (Plymenytse) פּלימעניצע
grandfather (Zayde) זיידע
grandmother (Bubbe) בּאָבע
grandchildren (Ayniklakh) אייניקלאך
grandson (Aynikl) אייניקל
granddaughter (Aynikl) אייניקל
father-in-law (Shver) שווער
mother-in-law (Shviger) שוויגער
brother-in-law (Shvoger) שוואָגער
sister-in-law (Shvegerin) שוועגערין
(parents of a child's spouse)
father of a child's spouse (mekhutn) מחותּן
mother of a child's spouse (mekhutnste) מחותּנתטע

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