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Family members in Arabic

Wondering how to say aunt or cousin in Arabic? In today’s post you will learn learn how to name your family members in Arabic and you will learn all the important Arabic words related to family.

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How to say family in Arabic?

In Arabic, there is more than one word corresponding to the word family. Here you will find the three most popular words:

الأسرة ليست شيئًا مهمًا. إنها كل شيء

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.
Family members in Arabic, family in arabic

Family:

  • عائلة – family in general – (3aaila)
  • أُسْرة – the closest family (mother, father, children) – (usra)
  • أَهْل – general – (ahl)

Family members أفْرادُ الأُسْرة – afraadu al-usra

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Basic family members in Arabic

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Fatherأبab
Motherأُمّumm
Sonابْن ibn
Daughterابْنة / بِنْتibna / bint
ChildطِفْلTifl
Child (f)طِفْلةTifla
Children أبناء / أوْلاد / أطفالabnaa’ / awlaad / aTfaal
Brotherأخakh
Sisterأُخْتukht
Parentsآباءaabaa’
Parent (father)والِدwaalid
Parent (mother)والِدةwaalida
Grandfatherجَدّjadd
Grandmotherجَدّةjadda
GrandsonحَفيدHafeed
GranddaughterحَفيدةHafeeda
GrandchildrenأَحْفادaHfaad
Husbandزَوْجzawj
Wifeزَوْجةzawja

Other family members- how to say aunt in Arabic?

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Uncle (brother of mother)خالkhaal
Aunt (sister of mother)خالةkhaala
Uncle (brother of father)عَمّ3amm
Aunt (sister of father)عَمّة3amma
Nephew (sister’s son)ابْنُ الأُخْتibnu al-ukht
Nephew (brother’s son)ابْنُ الأخibnu al-akh
Niece (brother’s daughter)ابْنة / بِنْتُ الأخibnatu/bintu al-akh
Niece (sister’s daughter)ابْنة / بِنْتُ الأُخْتibnatu/bintu al-ukht

Cousins in Arabic

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Cousin (m) – father sideّإبْنُ العَمIbnu al-3amm
Cousin (f) – father sideّبنْتُ العَمBintu al-3amm
Cousin (m) – mother sideابْنُ الخالIbnu al-khaal
Cousin (f) – mother sideبِنْتُ الخالBintu al-khaal
Cousins (father side)أوْلادُ العَمّAwladu al-3amm
Cousins (mother side)أوْلادُ الخالAwladu al-khaal

In-laws in Arabic

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Father-in-law (husband’s father)حَما / حَموHamaa, hamoo
Mother-in-law (husband’s mother)حَماةHamaa
Father in law (wife’s father)نَسيبnaseeb
Mother in law (wife’s mother)نَسيبةnaseeba
Brother-in-lawسِلْفsilf
Sister-in-lawسِلْفةsilfa
Daughter-in-lawكَنّةkanna
Son-in-lawصِهْرSihr
EnglishArabicTransliteration
Widower أرْمَلarmal
Widow أرْمَلةarmala
Stepfather زَوْجُ الأُمّzawju al-umm
Stepmotherزَوْجَةُ الأبzawjatu al-ab
Relativeقريبqareeb
Relativesأقْرِباءaqribaa
Siblingsأشِقّاء / إخْوةashiqqaa’ / ikhwa
EngagementخِطْبةkhiTba
FiancéخَطيبkhaTeeb
FiancéeخَطيبةkhaTeeba
DivorceeمُطَلَّقmuTallaq
Divorcee (f)مُطَلَّقةmutallaqa
Orphanيَتيمyateem
Orphan (f)يَتيمةyateema
Adoptedمُتَبَنّىmutabanna
Marriageزَواجzawaaj
Generationجيلjeel
Weddingزِفافzifaaf
Groomعَريس3arees
Brideعَروس3aruus
Spouseقَرينqareen
Spouse (f)قَرينةqareena


Family members in Arabic Quiz

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