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Must-Know Terms for Family Members

מונחים משפחתיים שכדאי להכיר
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family
משפחה משפחה (n) fem
mish'pakhah
מִשְׁפָּחָה
family
תמונה משפחתית תמונה משפחתית
t'munah mish'pach'tit
תְּמוּנָה מִשְׁפַּחְתִּית
family picture
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mother
אמא אמא (n) fem
ima
אִמָא
mother
אמא ובת אמא ובת
ima u-bat
אִמָּא וּבַת
mother and daughter
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father
אב אב (n) masc
av
אָב
father
מי האבא של מריו? מי האבא של מריו?
mi ha'aba shel mario?
מִי הַאַבָּא שֶׁל מָרִיוֹ?
Who is Mario's father?
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wife
אישה אישה (n) fem
isha
אִשָׁה
wife
אישה ואם אישה ואם
isha ve-em
אִשָּׁה וְאֵם
wife and mother
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husband
בעל בעל (n) masc
ba'al
בַּעַל
husband
בעל ואישה בעל ואישה
ba'al ve-isha
בַּעַל וְאִשָּׁה
husband and wife
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parent
הורה הורה (n) masc
hore
הוֹרֶה
parent
child
ילד ילד (n) masc
yeled
יֶלֶד
child
ילדים ילדים
yeladim
יְלָדִים
children
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daughter
בת בת (n) fem
bat
בַּת
daughter
זאת הבת שלי. זאת הבת שלי.
zot ha'bat sheli.
זֹאת הַבַּת שֶׁלִי.
This is my daughter.
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son
בן בן (n) masc
ben
בֵּן
son
שלחתי את הבן שלי ללמוד בלונדון. שלחתי את הבן שלי ללמוד בלונדון.
shalaħti et ha'ben sheli lilmod be'london.
שָׁלַחְתִי אֶת הַבֵּן שֶׁלִי לִלְמוֹד בְּלוֹנְדוֹן.
I sent my son to study in London.
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sister
אחות אחות (n) fem
akhot
אָחוֹת
sister
האחות הגדולה מחזיקה את האחות הקטנה שלה. האחות הגדולה מחזיקה את האחות הקטנה שלה.
Ha-achot ha-g'dolah mach'zikah et ha-achot ha-k'tanah shela.
הָאָחוֹת הַגְּדוֹלָה מַחֲזִיקָה אֶת הָאָחוֹת הַקְּטַנָּה שֶׁלָּהּ.
The older sister is holding her younger sister.
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brother
אח אח (n) masc
אָח
brother
younger sister
אחות צעירה אחות צעירה (n) fem
achot tze'ira
אָחוֹת צְעִירָה
younger sister
אחותי הקטנה נסעה לאנגליה ללמוד בחו"ל. אחותי הקטנה נסעה לאנגליה ללמוד בחו"ל.
aħoti ha'ktana nas'a le'angliya lilmod be'ħul.
אֲחוֹתִי הַקְטָנָה נָסְעָה לְאַנְגְלִיָה לִלְמוֹד בְּחוּ"ל.
My younger sister went to England to study abroad.
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younger brother
אח צעיר אח צעיר (n) masc
akh tza'ir
אָח צָעִיר
younger brother
אחי הקטן מדבר מתוך שינה לעתים קרובות. אחי הקטן מדבר מתוך שינה לעתים קרובות.
aħi ha'katan medaber mi'tokh shena le'itim krovot.
אָחִי הַקָטָן מְדַבֵּר מִתוֹךְ שֵׁינָה לְעִתִים קְרוֹבוֹת.
My younger brother often talks in sleep.
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older brother
אח גדול אח גדול masc
aħ gadol
אָח גָדוֹל
older brother
great-grandmother
סבתא רבתא סבתא רבתא (n) fem
savta rabta
סָבְתָא רַבְּתָא
great-grandmother
great-grandfather
סבא רבא סבא רבא (n) masc
saba raba
סַבָּא רַבָּא
great-grandfather
grandmother
סבתא סבתא (n) fem
savta
סָבְתָא
grandmother
סבתא מצד אבא סבתא מצד אבא
savta mitsad aba
סָבְתָא מִצַּד אַבָּא
paternal grandmother
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grandfather
סבא סבא (n) masc
saba
סַבָּא
grandfather
סבא מצד אימא סבא מצד אימא
saba mitsad ima
סַבָּא מִצָּד אִמָּא
maternal grandfather
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grandchild
נכד נכד (n) masc
nekhed
נֶכֶד
grandchild
granddaughter
נכדה נכדה (n) fem
nekhdah
נֶכְדָּה
granddaughter
נכדה קטנה נכדה קטנה
nekhda ktana
נֶכְדָה קְטָנָה
little granddaughter
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grandson
נכד נכד (n) masc
nekhed
נֶכֶד
grandson
הנכד שלי הנכד שלי
ha'nekhed sheli
הַנֶכֶד שֶׁלִי
my grandson
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aunt
דודה דודה (n) fem
doda
דוֹדָה
aunt
uncle
דוד דוד (n) masc
dod
דוֹד
uncle
niece
אחיינית אחיינית (n) fem
akhyanit
אַחְיָנִית
niece
האחיינית שלי, שרה. האחיינית שלי, שרה.
ha'aħyanit sheli, sara.
הַאֲחְיָנִית שֶׁלִי, שָֹרָה.
my niece Sarah
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nephew
אחיין אחיין (n) masc
aħyan
אַחְיָן
nephew
cousin
בן דוד בן דוד (n) masc
ben dod
בֵּן דוֹד
cousin
לבת הדודה שלי קוראים אריקה. לבת הדודה שלי קוראים אריקה.
Levat hadoda sheli kor'im erika.
לְבַת הַדּוֹדָה שֶׁלִּי קוֹרְאִים ארִיקָה.
My cousin's name is Erica.
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mother-in-law
חמות חמות (n) fem
ħamot
חָמוֹת
mother-in-law
אל תיתן לחמה שתלטנית לרדות בך. אל תיתן לחמה שתלטנית לרדות בך.
Al titen le`khama shtal`tanit lirdot be`kha.
אַל תִּתֵּן לְחַמּה שְׁתַלְּטָנִית לִרְדּוֹת בְּךָ.
Do not be pushed around by an overbearing mother-in-law.
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father-in-law
חם חם (n) masc
ħam
חָם
father-in-law
sister-in-law
גיסה גיסה (n) fem
gisa
גִיסָה
sister-in-law
brother-in-law
גיס גיס (n) masc
gis
גִיס
brother-in-law
partner
בת זוג בת זוג (n) fem
bat-zug
בַּת-זוּג
partner
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Friday at 4:18 pm
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Hi Listeners! What is your favorite Family Member word? Let us know!

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Wednesday at 10:21 pm
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Shalom Orrin and sunil,


Thank you for posting. Great to have you here! If you ever have any questions, please let us know. 😉 Good luck with your Hebrew studies.


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sunil
Monday at 3:20 pm
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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.

Orrin Kom
Sunday at 2:33 am
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P'ru u'r'vu!

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Wednesday at 8:19 pm
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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.


Best wishes,

Roi

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Jeannet Benschop
Sunday at 9:32 pm
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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

Jeannet Benschop
Sunday at 9:24 pm
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Thank you! What is the right word for the children of your brothers and sisters?

HebrewPod101.comVerified
Saturday at 7:53 pm
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Hi Gerri Faye Darmstaedter,


Thanks for posting on this!


You're correct, great grandmother in Hebrew is either "savta rabta" - סבתא רבתא (from the Aramaic source) or "savta gdola" סבתא גדולה (a modern, yet not so frequently used Hebrew translation).


I'm forwarding this for an update.


Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

Roi

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Gerri Faye Darmstaedter
Sunday at 2:25 am
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For great grandmother the written transliteration is savta rabta but it sounds like speaker says raba .

HebrewPod101.com
Tuesday at 3:35 am
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Hi raizy and Sharon,


Thanks for posting your questions! I'll be happy to answer them 😄


@raizy - The only words for niece and nephew are these that appear above - אחיינית and אחיין.


@Sharon - Well, it makes perfect sense, no? the cousin is the "son of the uncle" after all... 😅 All other possible options are also valid - daughter of the uncle (בת דוד), daughter of the aunt (בת דודה) and son of the aunt (בן דודה).


Happy to help! keep up the good work and enjoy learning Hebrew!


Yours,

Roi

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HebrewPod101.com
Monday at 12:43 am
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Hi Carrie,


Thanks for posting and for this good feedback! We are happy that you found the lessons useful!


Enjoy learning Hebrew and always feel free to comment and post your thoughts and questions! ❤️️


Yours,

Roi

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