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Family vocabulary in French - extended

Learn French vocabulary to talk about your extended family with this useful list.

Vocab

la famille family
les grands-parents grandparents
le grand-père grandfather
la grand-mère grandmother
la tante aunt
l'oncle uncle
le neveu nephew
la nièce niece
le cousin cousin (m)
la cousine cousin (f)
la belle-famille in-laws
les beaux-parents parents-in-law
la belle-mère mother-in-law
le beau-père father-in-law
le gendre son-in-law
la belle-fille daughter-in-law

Q&A Forum 1 question, 1 answer

MERCEDESA2Kwiziq community member

What is the difference between these two terms?

Is there any difference in the meaning between "Gendre" and "Beau-fils"???

Asked 9 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

 Both terms are defined in the Académie-française dictionary, and in multiple online dictionaries.

Both apply to son-in-law. Gendre  is an older term, but both have been in use for centuries. Beau-fils also applies to stepson, a difference.

 

What is the difference between these two terms?

Is there any difference in the meaning between "Gendre" and "Beau-fils"???

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