Talking about your friends and relatives is much more fun than just talking about yourself. So, let’s learn some useful words & phrases that will help you talk to others about the people you love most.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Dutch“.

Family & Friends in Dutch

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Family & Relatives

family [Sg]familie
families [Pl]families
father [Sg]vader
fathers [Pl]vaders
dad [Sg]pa
dads [Pl]vaders
daddy [Sg]papa
daddies [Pl]Papa's
mother [Sg]moeder
mothers [Pl]moeders
mom [Sg]ma
moms [Pl]moeders
mommy [Sg]mama
mommies [Pl]mama's
siblings / brothers and sistersbroers en zussen
child [Sg]kind
children [Pl]kinderen
son [Sg]zoon
sons [Pl]zonen
daughter [Sg]dochter
daughters [Pl]dochters
grandfather [Sg]grootvader
grandfathers [Pl]grootvaders
grandpa [Sg]opa
grandpas [Pl]opa's
grandmother [Sg]grootmoeder
grandmothers [Pl]grootmoeders
grandma [Sg]oma
grandmas [Pl]oma's
grandchild [Sg]kleinkind
grandchildren [Pl]kleinkinderen
uncle [Sg]oom
uncles [Pl]ooms
aunt [Sg]tante
aunts [Pl]tantes
cousin [Sg]neef (m), nicht (f)
cousins [Pl]neven (m), nichten (f)

Love & Friendship

(to) lovehouden (van)
I love youik hou van jou
I love you very muchik hou erg veel van jou
Do you want to marry me?Wil je met me trouwen?
husband [Sg]man
husbands [Pl]mannen
wife [Sg]vrouw
wives [Pl]vrouwen

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