Family - Extended family / Famille - Famille étendue

Useful French list of words to talk about extended family

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

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What is the difference between these two terms?

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

Asked 6 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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