Lesson 016

Talking about family in Russian

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In one of the lessons 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.

The offline version of this lesson is available here

Start the quiz
  • Question # 1
    Which of the relatives is a man?
    • ба́бушка
    • племя́нница
    • тётя
    • дя́дя
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 2
    Who is not a part of the family?
    • де́душка
    • дочь
    • друг
    • племя́нник
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 3
    Say it in Russian:
    grandma
    • сестра́
    • тётя
    • ба́бушка
    • роди́тели
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 4
    Translate to English:
    роди́тели
    • relatives
    • parents
    • family
    • nephew
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 5
    Translate to English:
    У меня́ две сестры́.
    • I have four brothers.
    • I have two nieces.
    • I have two sisters.
    • I have no sisters.
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 6
    Which option is incorrect?
    • Брат моего папы - мой дядя.
    • Сестра моего папы - моя тётя.
    • Брат моей мамы - моя тётя.
    • Сестра моей мамы - моя тётя.
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 7
    Translate to English:
    У мое́й тёти два сы́на.
    • My father has three brothers.
    • My aunt has two sons.
    • I have three sisters.
    • My uncle has four sons.
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 8
    Translate to English:
    У меня́ ста́ршая сестра́ и мла́дший брат.
    • I have an younger sister and an older brother.
    • I have an older sister and a younger brother.
    • I have an younger sister and no brother.
    • I have an older sister and two younger brothers.
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 9
    Translate to English:
    Э́то моя́ ба́бушка, ма́ма моего́ па́пы.
    • This is my grandmother, the mother of my dad.
    • This is my grandmother, the mother of my mom.
    • This is my grandfather, the father of my dad.
    • This is my grandfather, the father of my mom.
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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  • Question # 10
    Which option is correct?
    • Это моя племянница, сын моего брата.
    • Это мой племянник, дочь моей сестры.
    • Это мой племянник, сын моей мамы.
    • Это моя́ племянница, дочь моей сестры.
    Answered: 0 out of 10
    Correct answers: 0 (0%)
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