It says that the correct solution should be "We have family" or "We have families." I put "We have a family" and got it wrong, I know there isn't an "a" in the sentence but it makes it grammatically correct. Is this an error or am I just confused?
Impossible to hear Familien. It sounds as Familie. That is the case in the majority of sentences of the male speaker. They are difficult to catch. But May be we should learn to understand all kinds of speech.
They might not be from the same family, thus each one has it's own family =)
"relatives" translates to "Verwandte" in german. "a relative" = "ein Verwandter"; "the relative" = "Der Verwandte".
"Familie" is only the close family: parents, brothers, sisters
"Verwandte" are all relatives, cousins, great-grandmothers, the emigrated great uncle and so on.
"Verwandtschaft" = "kinship"
And would that be useful for the people who have already gotten to this stage of (perhaps) failing the question?
And the hint is perfectly correct.
The sentence could be between brothers and sisters who have family, not families!