|from the movie Moonstruck ( wonderfull movie!)
The family, basic reality in the daily life of every Italian even though, in this modern age, the situations compared to the traditional families have changed. In a traditional family, there are the parents = genitori, mom= mamma and dad= papà. Children who are sisters = sorelle and brothers = fratelli.Grandparents = nonni ( nonna = grandmother – nonno = granfather) are a very important part especially and they help the parents in growing up their grandchildren = nipoti.
In the basic family, the husband = marito
and the wife= moglie will have
the father-in-law = suocero andthe mother-in-law= suocera, and therefore, and they could have
the brother in low = cognato and
the sister in low = cognata.
These will also be the uncle= zio and the aunt = zia.
These are the basic family relationships, but the traditional Italian family is much larger and more complex – a real sociological phenomenon.
Let’s say for the moment you will know how to call in Italian language these persons and benvenuti in famiglia!