FAMILY TERMS

The Swedish word for father is far and mother mor.

Swedish

English

Far

Father

Mor

Mother

Farfar

Grandfather (father’s father)

Morfar

Grandfather (mother’s father)

Farmor

Grandmother (father’s mother)

Mormor

Grandmother (mother’s mother)

Bror

Brother

Syskon

Brother(s) and sister(s)

Syster

Sister

Farbror

Uncle (father’s brother)

Faster

Aunt (father’s sister)

Morbror

Uncle (mother’s brother)

Moster

Aunt (mother’s sister)

Son

Son

Dotter

Daughter

Brorsdotter

Nephew (Brother’s daughter)

Brorson

Nephew (Brother’s son)

Systerdotter

Nephew (Sister’s daughter)

Systerson

Nephew (Sister’s son)

Sonson

Grandson (son’s son)

Sondotter

Granddaughter (son’s daughter)

Dotterson

Grandson (daughter’s son)

Dotterdotter

Granddaughter (daughter’s daughter)

Barn

Child

Barnbarn

Grandchild

Barnbarnsbarn

Great grandchild

Kusin

Cousin

Syssling or
tremänning

Second cousin