La Famiglia

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“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world, but a world lives in you.”– Frederick Buechner

Here is how to say the members of the family in Italian.

  • i miei genitori         my parents
  • mia madre                my mother
  • mio padre                 my father
  • i miei nonni             my grandparents
  • mia nonna                my grandmother
  • mio nonno                my grandfather
  • mio marito                my husband
  • mia moglie                my wife
  • mio figlio                   my son
  • mia figlia                    my daughter
  • mia zia                        my aunt
  • mio zio                        my uncle
  • mio fratello               my brother
  • mia sorella                my sister
  • mio/a cugino/a         my cousin
  • mio/mia nipote        my neice/nephew/grandchild
  • mio patrigno             my stepfather
  • mia matrigna            my stepmother
  • mio fratellastro        my stepbrother
  • mia sorellastra          my stepsister
  • mio/a cognato/a        my brother/sister-in-law
  • mio/a suocero/a         my father/mother-in-law
  • mia nuora                     my daughter-in-law
  • mio genero                   my son-in-law

for some pronunciations click here.

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