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British English: /ˈfamɪli/
, /ˈfam(ə)li/
American English: /ˈfæm(ə)li/

Translation of family in German:


  • 1
    Familie, die
    be one of the family
    zur Familie gehören
    with just the immediate family
    im engsten Familienkreis
    start a family give my regards to Mr and Mrs Brown and family
    grüßen Sie Familie Brown von mir
    run in the family
    in der Familie liegen
    be in the or a family way
    in anderen Umständen sein [euphemistic]
  • 2 (ancestry)of [good] family
    aus guter Familie
  • 3
    (group, race) Geschlecht, das
    the family of human beings
    das Menschengeschlecht
  • 4
    (brotherhood) [große] Familie
    the family of Christians/of man
    die Christenheit/die Menschheit
    the family of nations
    die Völkerfamilie [formal]
  • 5 (group of things) (also Biology)
    Familie, die
    [Sprach]familie, die
  • 6attrib.
    familiär (Hintergrund)
    in the family circle
    im Kreis der Familie
    council 1

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