How to Say Family Members in French

Want to learn the names of family members in French? Look no further! This exhaustive article includes grand parents, cousins, and lots more.

Steps

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    Start with the immediate family:
    • Mes parents = my parents
    • Ma mère = my mother (mum/ mom)
    • Mon père = my father (dad)
    • Mon frère = my brother
    • Ma sœur = my sister ( the o & e stay together)
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    Learn the other parts of the family:
    • Mon cousin (garçon) = my cousin (boy)
    • Ma cousine (fille) = my cousin (girl)
    • Mon oncle = my uncle
    • Ma tante = my aunt
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    Memorize the grandparents:
    • Mon grandpère = my grandfather
    • Ma grandmère = my grandmother
    • Mes grandparents = my grandparents
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    Remember the kids of the family:
    • Le fils = the son
    • La fille = the daughter
    • Les enfants = the children
    • L'enfant = the child

Tips

  • Say 'ère' like 'air'
  • Understand that French is divided into two groups, masculine and feminine. Mon = masculine singular, ma = feminine singular, mes = plural.
  • Use French dictionaries for further vocabulary.
  • If you are unsure, ask a family member or get some French classes!
  • If you want to extend your French, then go further by telling the person what your, for example, sister is like. (C'est Ellen! Elle est ma soeur. Elle est marrante et sympa! = It is Ellen! She is my sister. She is funny and nice!) This is complex but will come in handy for the future.

Warnings

  • Pronunciation is tricky. Don't go straight into it.

Article Info

Categories: French