Korean Family Members

In this Korean vocabulary lessons you will learn Korean words to do with members of the family.

Family is very important in Korea and the way Koreans call their family members is a little different to the way English speakers refer to members of the family.

Specifically, the words for brother and sister are different depending on whether they are older or younger than the speaker, and whether or not the speaker is male or female.

On this page we will teach you 12 words about members of the family in Korean. Each family word has both English and Korean translations, plus audio so you can check the correct pronunciation.

Try to read each word out loud and then listen to the audio to check the correct pronunciation. Once you have practiced enough, try the practice exercises below to help you memorize these words about the family in Korean.

You can also find free printable family flashcards at the bottom of the page to help you learn these words.

Family Members In Korean

Here is a list of vocabulary to do with the family in Korean.

EnglishKoreanPronunciation
father아빠
mother엄마
grandfather할아버지
grandmother할머니
elder brother (of a man)
elder brother (of a woman)오빠
elder sister (of a man)누나
elder sister (of a woman)언니
younger brother(남)동생
younger sister(여)동생
I, me, myself
family가족

Practice Exercise

This practice exercise is designed to help you remember the words for the members of the family in Korean. Look at the family member name in English and try to remember the word in Korean. Then hover your mouse (click on mobile) over the word to reveal the Korean word.

father

아빠

mother

엄마

grandpa

할아버지

grandma

할머니

elder brother (of a man)

elder brother (of a woman)

오빠

elder sister (of a man)

누나

elder sister (of a woman)

언니

younger brother

(남)동생

younger sister

(여)동생

I, me, myself

family

가족

Family Member Korean Flashcards

Here are some free printable Korean flashcards to help you study the names of family members in Korean.