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Hi Listeners! What is your favorite Family Member word? Let us know!
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All of the "step - " titles in Hebrew are identical to the family roles that you're describing, with the addition of the adjective "חורג" (khoreg) for masculine (i.e. step father = אבא חורג (aba khoreg)), or "חורגת" (khoreget ) for feminine (i.e. step mother = אמא חורגת (ima khoreget)).
I hope that helps :) I will forward your recommendation as well 👍
Would you consider adding family words such as: step-mother, step-father, step-son, step-daughter, step-brother, step-sister, step-parents
Also: half-brother, half-sister
Toda raba !
Hi David Benson,
Father-in-law in Hebrew is either "חוֹתֵן" or "מְחוּתָּן", son-in-law is indeed "חָתָן" (which can be translated as "groom" as well).
The mother-in-law is "חָמוֹת" (pronounced 'khamot') and the daughter-in-law כַּלָּה.
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Aha! You have omitted those problematic in-laws!! I have a son in law who tells me he is my חתן but isn’t that the groom? I’ve been told father in law is מחותן or is that my son in law’s father??
Shalom Orrin and sunil,
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The word cousin was not mentioned as they do have an important role especially during the growing up phases.I bonded well with my cousin bro and yes family is important.The word"u' and "ve" are the words which i was looking for and thanks for the sentences as it seems their function is the same.It seems prepositions are vital to construct a sentence and with" Yesh li "and "la "i am starting to work on sentences.
Hi Jeannet Benschop,
Glad to see that you managed eventually 😄
This is correct. One could also use "ben doda" and "bat doda" when the children are of their aunt, many people say this to distinguish the family connection.
OK, found the answer
Bat dod, or ben dod = cousin
achyan or achyanit = niece of nephew
I got confused because in Dutch we have one word for both, but in English there is a distinction
Thank you! What is the right word for the children of your brothers and sisters?