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Must-Know Terms for Family Members

Mots A Connaître Sur Les Membres De La Famille
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family
famille (n) fem
fem
family
une photo de famille
family picture
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mother
mère (n) fem
fem
mother
Ma mère et mon père ont été mariés pendant cinquante ans.
My mother and father were married fifty (50) years.
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father
père (n) masc
masc
father
Le père ennuyé est prêt à rentrer à la maison.
The bored father is ready to go home.
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wife
épouse (n) fem
fem
wife
L'épouse serre son mari dans ses bras.
The wife is hugging the husband.
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husband
mari (n) masc
masc
husband
Je me douche le matin, et mon mari se douche le soir.
I shower in the morning, and my husband showers at night.
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parent
parent (n) masc
masc
parent
child
enfant (n) masc
masc
child
Les enfants sont assis à la table de pique-nique.
The children are sitting at the picnic table.
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daughter
fille (n) fem
fem
daughter
C'est ma fille.
This is my daughter.
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son
fils (n) masc
masc
son
père et fils
father and son
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sister
soeur (n) fem
fem
sister
grande soeur et petite soeur
older sister and younger sister
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brother
frère (n) masc
masc
brother
younger sister
petite soeur fem
fem
younger sister
Le frère aîné tient sa sœur cadette.
The older brother is holding his younger sister.
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younger brother
frère cadet masc
masc
younger brother
Mon petit frère parle souvent dans son sommeil.
My younger brother often talks in sleep.
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older brother
grand frère masc
masc
older brother
great-grandmother
arrière-grand-mère (n) fem
fem
great-grandmother
great-grandfather
arrière-grand-père (n) masc
masc
great-grandfather
grandmother
grand-mère (n) fem
fem
grandmother
Ma grand-mère fait les meilleures tartes du monde.
My grandmother makes the best apple pie in the world.
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grandfather
grand-père (n) masc
masc
grandfather
Le grand-père marche avec ses petits-enfants.
The grandfather is walking with his grandchildren.
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grandchild
petit-enfant (n) masc
masc
grandchild
granddaughter
petite-fille (n) fem
fem
granddaughter
petite petite-fille
little granddaughter
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grandson
petit-fils (n) masc
masc
grandson
mon petit-fils
my grandson
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aunt
tante (n) fem
fem
aunt
uncle
oncle (n) masc
masc
uncle
niece
nièce (n) fem
fem
niece
ma nièce Sarah
my niece Sarah
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nephew
neveu (n) masc
masc
nephew
cousin
cousine (n) fem
fem
cousin
Ma cousine s'appelle Erica.
My cousin's name is Erica.
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mother-in-law
belle-mère (n) fem
fem
mother-in-law
father-in-law
beau-père (n) masc
masc
father-in-law
sister-in-law
belle-soeur (n) fem
fem
sister-in-law
brother-in-law
beau-frère (n) masc
masc
brother-in-law
partner
partenaire (n) masc
masc
partner
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FrenchPod101.comVerified
Friday at 4:08 pm
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Hi Listeners! What is your favorite Family Member word? Let us know!

FrenchPod101.com
Wednesday at 11:06 pm
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Bonjour Uleg et Geoff !


Merci pour vos messages !


@Geoff : it's correct! Grands-parents = grandparents


Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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Uleg
Saturday at 4:13 pm
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Merci beaucoup. These are very useful words for me and for everybody. Because we always speak about our families with somebody. This is the most common topic in conversations between people who just made the acquaintance.

I have two sons . I called them mon fils grand and mon fils petit insted of mon fils cadet. So I called my junior son a grandson.

Geoff
Sunday at 9:35 pm
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Grands-parents is defined as grandparent (singular) - is that correct?

FrenchPod101.com
Sunday at 5:44 pm
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Hi everyone,


Thank you for posting!


Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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AHMED ABDELMOATY
Sunday at 7:38 am
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Garry
Sunday at 12:34 am
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I like that in-laws are called belle/beau - much nicer than "-in-law"


LC
Saturday at 11:51 pm
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I like belle-soeur! I speak English and Spanish but this word is not nearly as lovely in either of those languages :-)

Frenchpod101.comVerified
Tuesday at 6:00 am
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Thank you Eve for your nice comment!

Comment ça va ?

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A bientôt !

Marie Alice

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Eve
Saturday at 11:34 pm
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We are studying this in french and this is very helpful

FrenchPod101.comVerified
Thursday at 1:16 am
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Bonjour Aayah,


Thank you for your feedbacj!


If you have any doubts, please let us know. ;)



Cristiane

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