Family: My younger sister and I are twins.

Basic sentence
Basic sentence

On this page, you can learn how to talk about relationship between people in your family in Japanese.

Key Sentence

First box: English, Second box: Romaji, Last box: Japanese writing and audio

My younger sister and I are twins.
i mo u to to wa ta shi wa fu ta go de su

One by one

  • 妹(いもうと) → my younger sister
  • と → and
  • 私 → I
  • は → no meaning
  • ふたご → twins
  • です → are


Vocabulary: My family
Let's learn how to say people in a family in Japanese.
【Vocabulary】Family relationship
Do you know brothers, sisters, twins or cousins in Japanese? Let's check them all here.


【Japanese grammar】verb て form + います (imasu) = be + verb-ing: Present Continuous
Let's learn how to say those sentences in Japanese: My mother is eating pasta with my older sister. I am playing with friends in a park. My father is listening to music in a living room now. My older brother is drinking sake with friends now. My uncle is playing baseball at a stadium now.


Task 1: Change into Japanese.

  • Ken and I are cousins.
  • Makoto and Hideki are brothers.

Task 2: Change into English.

  • かおりとまみこは姉妹です。
  • 兄と私はふたごです。


Task 3: Listen to answer what you hear in English.