Irish Family

This is a list of words about family in Irish. You can name people such as your relatives as well as extended family this way.

Daughter: nighean
Son: mac
Sister: piuthar
Brother: bràthair
Baby: leanabh
Child (m): pàiste
Child (f): pàiste
Father: athair
Mother: màthair
Husband: duine
Wife: bean
Cousin (m): co-ogha
Cousin (f): co-ogha
Aunt: piuthar-athar; piuthar-màthar
Uncle: bràthair-athar; bràthair-màthar
Grandfather: seanair
Grandmother: seanmhair
Nephew: mac-peathar; mac-bràthar
Niece: nighean-peathar; nighean-bràthar
Man: duine
Woman: bean
Boy: gille
Girl: nighean
People: daoine; sluagh

These examples show how family words are used in a Irish sentence. Very useful when socializing with other people. This can also show you how to ask questions.

What's your brother called?: Dè an t-ainm a th' air do bhràthair?
How old is your sister?: Dè an aois a tha gad phiuthar?
Where does your father work?: Càite a bheil d' athair ag obair?
Your daughter is very cute: Tha do nighean glè snog.
I love my husband: Tha gaol agam air an duine agam.
This is my wife: Seo a' bhean agam.

With the above list you will be able to discuss how many siblings you have or ask others about their family. Now let's go to the next topic by clicking the "Next" button. Or simply choose your own topic from the menu above.

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