Week 32: Family – Part 1
Expresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts
Today you will learn vocabulary about family members. When you visit or call your loved ones, you can practice these words.
This word has probably similar spelling and pronunciation in several languages. It means Mom. Sometimes you will hear Spanish native speakers saying “Mami” to say mommy.
This is the word for Dad. Both mamá and papá words have the stress on the last syllable (indicated by the capital consonant).
When calling your brother you can say “hermano.” If you have a sister, you will call her “hermana.”
In Spanish, the letter “h” is silent. When pronouncing the word hermano, pretend the “h” is not there.
It means grandfather. As we mentioned above, if you want to say “grandmother” you change the “o” for an “a”: “abuela.”
This is the word for family. “Mi familia” means “My family.”