Family

Family

PersianPronunciationEnglish
زن zan wife
شوهر showhar husband
همسر hamsar spouse
خانواده khânevâde family

Parents

PersianPronunciationEnglish
پدر pedar father
مادر mâdar mother
پدر و مادر pedar o mâdar parents
والدین vâledeyn parents written language
پدربزرگ pedarbozorg grandfather
مادربزرگ mâdarbozorg grandmother
پدربزرگ و مادربزرگ pedarbozorg o mâdarbozorg grandparents
پدرجد pedarjadd great grandfather
مادرجد mâdarjadd great grandmother

Children

PersianPronunciationEnglish
بچه bachche child
پسر pesar son
دختر dokhtar daughter
نوه nave grandchild
نتیجه natije great grandchild
نبیره nabire great great grandchild
ندیده nadide great great great grandchild
داماد dâmâd daughter's husband (son-in-law)
عروس arus son's wife (daughter-in-law)

Siblings

PersianPronunciationEnglish
برادر barâdar brother
خواهر khwâhar sister

Parents' siblings

PersianPronunciationEnglish
دایی dâyi maternal uncle
خاله khâle maternal aunt
عمو amu paternal uncle
عمه amme paternal aunt

Spouse's family

PersianPronunciationEnglish
پدرشوهر pedarshowhar husband's father (father-in-law)
مادرشوهر mâdarshowhar husband's mother (mother-in-law)
پدرزن pedarzan wife's father (father-in-law)
مادرزن mâdarzan wife's mother (mother-in-law)
برادرشوهر barâdarshowhar husband's brother (brother-in-law)
برادرزن barâdarzan wife's brother (brother-in-law)
خواهرشوهر khwâharshowhar husband's sister (sister-in-law)
خواهرزن khwâharzan wife's sister (sister-in-law)
باجناق bâjenâgh husband of wife's sister (brother-in-law)
when two men marry two sisters, they become «bâjenâgh» of each other
جاری jâri wife of husband's brother (sister-in-law)
when two women marry two brothers, they become «jâri» of each other

Siblings' children

PersianPronunciationEnglish
برادرزاده barâdarzâde brother's child (nephew, niece)
خواهرزاده khwâharzâde sister's child (nephew, niece)
پسر برادر pesar-e barâdar brother's son (nephew)
پسر خواهر pesar-e khwâhar brother's son (nephew)
دختر برادر dokhtar-e barâdar brother's daughter (niece)
دختر خواهر dokhtar-e khwâhar brother's daughter (niece)

Family of parents' siblings

PersianPronunciationEnglish
دایی‌زاده dâyizâde child of maternal uncle
پسردایی pesardâyi son of maternal uncle (cousin)
دختردایی dokhtardâyi daughter of maternal uncle (cousin)
زن‌دایی zandâyi wife of maternal uncle
خاله‌زاده khâlezâde child of maternal aunt
پسرخاله pesarkhâle son of maternal aunt (cousin)
دخترخاله dokhtarkhâle daughter of maternal aunt (cousin)
شوهرخاله showharkhâle husband of maternal aunt
عموزاده amuzâde child of paternal uncle
پسرعمو pesaramu son of paternal uncle (cousin)
دخترعمو dokhtaramu daughter of paternal uncle (cousin)
زن‌عمو zanamu wife of paternal uncle
عمه‌زاده ammezâde child of paternal aunt
پسرعمه pesaramme son of paternal aunt (cousin)
دخترعمه dokhtaramme daughter of paternal aunt (cousin)
شوهرعمه showharamme husband of paternal aunt

Step members

PersianPronunciationEnglish
ناپدری nâpedari stepfather
نامادری nâmâdari stepmother
ناپسری nâpesari stepson
نادختری nâdokhtari stepdaughter
نابرادری nâbarâdari stepbrother
ناخواهری nâkhwâhari stepsister
تنی tani consanguineous
ناتنی nâtani non-consanguineous

Adoptive members

PersianPronunciationEnglish
پدرخوانده pedarkhwânde adoptive father
مادرخوانده mâdarkhwânde adoptive mother
پسرخوانده pesarkhwânde adoptive son
دخترخوانده dokhtarkhwânde adoptive daughter
برادرخوانده barâdarkhwânde adoptive brother
خواهرخوانده khwâharkhwânde adoptive sister