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What is the difference between ‘familj’ and ‘släkt’?

Hi everyone,

I ran in to the word ‘släkt’ being told it means ‘family’. But now I know two Swedish words that mean ‘family’: ‘familj’ and ‘släkt’.

Can anyone tell me the difference between these two words?

Thanks in advance. :)

July 29, 2019

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas161932

"Familj" means your immediate family, your siblings and parents. "Släkt" means anyone else that you are related to by blood, your cousins, uncles and grandfathers.

July 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NeoMeesje

Thanks! I understand.

July 29, 2019
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