Tip 17. The family

For speakers of Spanish, many of the kinship terms are similar (though not necessarily identical) to those in Portuguese. Just pay attention to how they are pronounced in Brazil. Also note that the Portuguese word criança means “child” (and thus is different from crianza in Spanish).

English Spanish Portuguese
mother madre mãe
father padre pai
son / daughter hijo / -a filho / -a
grandfather / -mother abuelo / -a avô / avó
man hombre homem
woman mujer mulher

English: That woman is my friend’s mother.
Spanish: Aquella mujer es la madre de mi amigo.
Portuguese: Aquela mulher é a mãe do meu amigo.