Son in Spanish : How to say son, step son, & son-in-law

how to say son in spanish

Son in Spanish = Hijo

The word son in Spanish is one of the most frequently used words according to statistics on the Spanish language. A fact that I have noticed during my trips around Latin America (though not in Spain) is a high rate of birth and a large number of members in families. It’s too obvious that every male in a family, and every man on the face of the earth, is the son of someone. So the word son in Spanish has much use. If you want to sound like a Spanish speaker when pronouncing it you just have to remember that in Hijo the letter H is silent and the letter J is pronounced like the H in hobby. In the following paragraphs I’ll explain other variations of the word son in Spanish, such as sons, son-in-law and children. But first let me quickly show you a few words in Spanish that help you indicate and understand whose son someone is talking about at a given time. I´m talking about the words my, your, his, her, our and their. Here is how to say “my” son in Spanish.

My son in Spanish = Mi hijo

Suppose I want to talk about my son in Spanish. To say “my” only put and m and an I together and there you go. Now let’s see how to say your son in Spanish.

Your son in Spanish = Tu hijo

Very simple. Say “your son” when you want to talk about the son of that person your are addressing directly. The next phrase is our son in Spanish.

Our son in Spanish = Nuestro hijo

You should add the word nuestro to say our son in Spanish. This word has two syllables and it only requires only that you roll an r to pronounce –tro in nuestro.

Their son in Spanish = Su hijo

That is how we say their son in Spanish, independently of the gender of each partner in a couple… very easy to remember. By adding the Spanish words for my, your, his, her, our and their to the word hijo you will clearly indicate the person with whom a certain son is related. If you want to talk in plural and mention more than one son, you would only add an s to the word hijo as I exemplify in the following phrase.

son in spanish

Sons in Spanish = Hijos

Not difficult at all. Add an s and you make it plural. Now, if you want to ask someone if they have children, you must know the word children in Spanish.

Children in Spanish = Hijos

No, it´s not a mistake. To say children in Spanish you use the same word for that you use for sons. The explanation here is that the word hijos is used used both to refer to male children and children in general. The words son, sons and children take the Spanish words for my, your, his, her, our and their to help you express the different relationships among family members. But there is another word with which you can do this. Let’s take a look at son-in-law in Spanish.

Step son in Spanish = Hijastro

Step son in Spanish is probably one word you won’t hear as much as the word for son. Hispanics are naturally warm people and many of them will prefer to say “hijo” because it creates a greater sense of closeness. But you may still get to hear it or use it depending on the circumstances. Now you know the Spanish words for son, sons, son-in-law and children. Feel free to check out some of my other articles here on How to Learn Spanish Free such as how to say brother in Spanish, the lyrics to happy birthday in Spanish, learn how to tell time in Spanish, and much more!

Son-in-law in Spanish = Yerno

“Yerno” is the word for the spouse of someone’s daughter. It is important that you can not only read and spell son in Spanish but that you are able to audibly identify this word when you hear it from the mouth of a native Spanish speaker. In some countries like Argentina and Uruguay in the Y in yerno is pronounced with friction like the letter J in June, while in other countries like Costa Rica it is pronounced as a Y in the word Yes.

Now you know the Spanish words for son, sons, son-in-law and children. Feel free to check out some of my other articles here on How to Learn Spanish Free such as how to say brother in Spanish, the lyrics to happy birthday in Spanish, learn how say thank you in Spanish, and much more!

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