Lesson 037

Talking about family in Russian

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In the previous lesson we have learned how to say “I have” in Russian. Today, we will use that formula to talk about family in Russian. We will also learn the Russian names of family members and other relatives and practice with a few examples.

Vocabulary

матьmother

ма́маmom

оте́цfather

па́паdad

братbrother

сестра́sister

де́душкаgrandfather

ба́бушкаgrandmother

сынson

дочьdaughter

де́тиchildren

роди́телиparents

дя́дяuncle

тётяaunt

племя́нникnephew

племя́нницаniece

семья́family

ро́дственникиrelatives

Examples

У меня́ больша́я семья́.
I have a big family.

У меня́ два ста́рших бра́та и мла́дшая сестра́.
I have two older brothers and a younger sister.

У тебя́ есть бра́тья или сёстры?
Do you have brothers or sisters? (informal)

У вас есть де́ти?
Do you have children? (formal)

У меня́ нет дете́й.
I don’t have children.

У меня́ сын и до́чь.
I have a son and a daughter.

У мое́й ма́мы две сестры́, так что у меня́ две тёти.
My mother has two sisters, so I have two aunts.

Practice the vocabulary and examples with the audio file. In the next lesson, we will continue to learn Russian and will practice what we have learned about the Genitive case.

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