French Family and Animals Vocabulary

Learn vocabulary about the family in French, with pronunciation


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French Family and Animals / La famille et les animaux Flashcards Exercises

 

Family la famille /famij/
Relatives des parents /paʀɑ̃/
Parents les parents /paʀɑ̃/
Grandparents les grands-parents /gʀɑ̃paʀɑ̃/
Mom la mère / maman /mɛʀ/ /mɑmɑ̃/
Stepmother/Mother-in-Law la belle-mère /bɛlmɛʀ/
Dad le père / papa /pɛʀ/ /papa/
Stepfather/Father-in-Law le beau-père /bopɛʀ/
Daughter la fille /fij/
Son le fils /fis/
Sister la sœur /sœʀ/
Half/Step Sister la demi-sœur /dəmi sœʀ/
Sister-in-Law la belle-sœur /bɛlsœʀ/
Stepdaughter/Daughter-in-Law la belle-fille /bɛl fij/
Brother le frère /fʀɛʀ/
Half/Step Brother le demi-frère /dəmi fʀɛʀ/
Brother-in-Law le beau-frère /bo fʀɛʀ/
Stepson/Son-in-Law le beau-fils /bo fis/
Twins (m) les jumeaux /ʒymo/
Twins (f) les jumelles /ʒymɛl/
Uncle l'oncle /ɔ̃kl/
Aunt la tante /tɑ̃t/
Grandmother la grand-mère /gʀɑ̃mɛʀ/
Grandfather le grand-père /gʀɑ̃pɛʀ/
Cousin (f) la cousine /kuzin/
Cousin (m) le cousin /kuzɛ̃/
Wife la femme /fam/
Husband le mari /maʀi/
Woman la femme /fam/
Man l'homme /ɔm/
Child (m) / (f) un enfant / une enfant /ɑ̃fɑ̃/
Girl la fille /fij/
Boy le garçon /gaʀsɔ̃/
Niece la nièce /njɛs/
Nephew le neveu /n(ə)vœ/
Grandchildren les petits-enfants /p(ə)tizɑ̃fɑ̃/
Granddaughter la petite-fille /p(ə)tit fij/
Grandson le petit-fils /p(ə)tifis/
Godfather le parrain /paʀɛ̃/
Godmother la marraine /maʀɛn/
Godson le filleul /fijœl/
Goddaughter la filleule /fijœl/
Distant Relatives des parents éloignés /paʀɑ̃ elwaɲe/
Single célibataire /selibatɛʀ/
Married marié(e) /maʀje/
Separated séparé(e) /sepaʀe/
Divorced divorcé(e) /divɔʀse/
Widower veuf /vœf/
Widow veuve /vœv/
     
Dog le chien / la chienne (m) / (f) /ʃjɛ̃/ /ʃjɛn/
Cat le chat / la chatte (m) / (f) /ʃa/ /ʃat/
Puppy le chiot /ʃjo/
Kitten le chaton /ʃatɔ̃/
Pig le cochon /kɔʃɔ̃/
Rooster le coq /kɔk/
Rabbit le lapin /lapɛ̃/
Cow la vache /vaʃ/
Horse le cheval /ʃ(ə)val/
Duck le canard /kanaʀ/
Goat la chèvre /ʃɛvʀ/
Goose l'oie /wa/
Sheep le mouton /mutɔ̃/
Lamb l'agneau /aɲo/
Donkey l'âne /ɑn/
Mouse la souris /suʀi/

Le gendre /ʒɑ̃dʀ/ is another word for son-in-law.

 

Real French Listen to the la famille : ma famille mp3 and try the cloze (fill-in-the-blank) exercise from French Listening Resources.

 

Slang words for people and pets:

The entire family toute la smala /tut la smala/ Sister la frangine /fʀɑ̃ʒin/
Grandma mémé / mamie /meme/ /mami/ Brother le frangin /fʀɑ̃ʒɛ̃/
Grandpa pépé / papi /pepe/ /papi/ Son le fiston /fistɔ̃/
Children des gosses /gɔs/ Aunt tata / tatie /tata/ /tati/
Kid un gamin / une gamine /gamɛ̃/ /gamin/ Uncle tonton /tɔ̃tɔ̃/
Woman une nana /nana/ Dog le cabot / clébard /kabo/ /klebaʀ/
Man un mec / type / gars /mɛk/ /tip/ /gaʀ/ Cat le minou /minu/

 

Real French Listen to the animaux : chien ou chat ? mp3 and try the cloze (fill-in-the-blank) exercise from French Listening Resources.

 


 

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