Friends and family members in Spanish
In this course, we are going to see the vocabulary of family members in Spanish; Not only so, also, all these people that are very tight to us in our daily lives; Starting, of course, with our mom and dad. We will see that in most of the cases, it is very easy to build the noun in its feminine or masculine form, as we have gender in many words. The gender of a word is a very annoying part of our language, but eventually, it is helpful in order to build and express the language easier; You might not understand that, but, check it out: In English per exemple, as we well know, we have different nouns to refer to your brother or your sister; exactly those: brother or sister; In Spanish, once we know the masculine noun, we just have to convert this word into feminine in order to express what in English requires two different words.So, to express your family member in Spanish, it is easier somehow if we are taking English as a reference point.
However, the explanation of why we use gender in words in Spanish is way more complicated in grammar terms; Anyway, let’s take a bit advantage of that easy masculine/feminine conversion in order to learn vocabulary about friends and family members in Spanish.
List of family members in Spanish
We are going to have a wide list of family members in Spanish that are needed, well, not all of course, but the people that we thought that are the most important people in our daily lives, considering our nationality, because probably, the importance of the people of someone’s life, depends on what country this person is from.
Because this list of a family members in Spanish is quite long in terms of explaining all the nouns, we are going to split this vocabulary in two lessons, in order to have it all more clean and clear in our minds; sometimes, too much information at once, it is not really handable for our minds.
Right after that we have already checked all these nouns of our family tree in Spanish and that we have explained the masculine/feminine conversion, it is time to start using it…We are going to be able to ask: How many siblings do you have? Or: How many children do you have?
It is interesting this part, because the answer can be given in a positive or a negative sense; Here it comes the negation in Spanish and we are going to explain as clear as possible, how it is built.
Do not be scared, the negation in Spanish, is actually very easy. Unlike English, we do not use any auxiliary word to express negation (don’t or doesn’t). Is as easy as using the -No- in front of the verb; Let’s see it clear in the lesson.
Anyway, we hope that you might enjoy this course, and that all these new vocabulary about family and friends it is as useful as expected it to be. It is a basic part of human beings communication, so let’s get ready to step into one of the most used vocabulary of any language.
It will also help you in your masculine/feminine conversion, and, in order to develop the new language in these first stages.
Do not hesitate to ask if you have any doubt in our forum, or of course, there is always the choice of having a private tutor, in order to dig deeper in our lessons.