Languages › Japanese Meaning of Kazoku in Japanese Share Flipboard Email Print Hoxton/Sam Edwards/Getty Images Japanese Essential Japanese Vocabulary History & Culture Japanese Grammar By Namiko Abe Japanese Language Expert B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University Namiko Abe is a Japanese language teacher and translator, as well as a Japanese calligraphy expert. She has been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. our editorial process Namiko Abe Updated March 07, 2019 Kazoku is a Japanese word meaning "family." Pronunciation Click here to listen to the audio file. Meaning family Japanese characters 家族 （かぞく） Example Uchi wa gonin kazoku da.うちは五人家族だ。 Translation I have a family of five.