Family Vocabulary

Family Relations

Family relationships are also known as kinship. 

"Next of kin" means your closest relative.

English is less precise than Thai. Grandfather can be your mother's dad or your father's dad. You can add "maternal" or "paternal" in front of the word to indicate your mother's or father's side of the family.

Practice Questions

  1. My mother's mother is my ______.
  2. My father's brother is my ____________.
  3. My grandfather's wife is my ____________.
  4. My cousin's mother is my ____________.
  5. My brother's sister is my ____________.
  6. My uncle's son is my ____________.
  7. My mother's husband is my ____________.
  8. The husband of my mother is my ____________.
  9. The father of my father is my ____________.
  10. The sister of my cousin is my ____________.

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Answering Questions About Your Family

Note this is not multiple choice. All answers are correct.

  1. How many siblings do you have? / How many brothers and sisters do you have?
  2. Do you live with your parents? / Do you live at home?
  3. Are you close to your parents / brother? Do you get along well with your brother / sister?