French Social Relations in French

Explore words and phrases related to social relations in French. Ideal for improving communication and understanding in social contexts.


The term 'ami' is a commonly-used word in French to refer to a friend. It's used in contexts similar to the English 'friend', denoting a person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.

Example sentences with  ami
ami proche
close friend

In French, 'ami proche' refers to a close friend, someone with whom you share a strong bond. It is used in the same way as in English, indicating a friend who knows you very well and is very important to you.

Example sentences with  ami proche

'Amitié' is the French term for 'friendship'. It is often used to describe the state of being friends or a friendly feeling towards someone.

Example sentences with  amitié

'Camarade' is another way of saying friend in French. It is often used to refer to a classmate or anyone with whom you share a common activity or bond.

Example sentences with  camarade
camarade de classe

The term 'camarade de classe' is used the same way as the English word 'classmate'. It refers to a person who is in the same class or course at a school or college. It's commonly used in educational settings or when referring to shared experiences in school.

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The French word 'collègue' is used similarly to the English word 'colleague'. It refers to someone you work with, particularly someone who holds a similar position in your workplace or profession. It can be used regardless of the gender or number of individuals referred to. For example, 'Mon collègue travaille aussi sur ce projet' means 'My colleague is also working on this project'.

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In French, a 'roommate' is a 'colocataire'. This term is used to refer to a person who shares an apartment, house or other living quarters with another. It is commonly used in everyday conversation and formal contexts alike.

Example sentences with  colocataire

The French word 'compagnon' refers to a life partner or someone with whom you share a close relationship. It can also refer to someone you spend a lot of time with, such as a work colleague or travel buddy. In English, the term 'companion' shares these same contexts.

Example sentences with  compagnon

'Connaissance' is used to describe someone you know but not close enough to call a 'friend'. It's the French equivalent of the English 'acquaintance'.

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In French, 'couple' has a very similar meaning as in English, referring to a pair of people, animals, or things often related or in a relationship of some kind. Just like in English, it can also refer more specifically to two people in a romantic relationship. An example of a sentence would be, 'Ils sont en couple depuis deux ans,' which means 'They have been a couple for two years.'

Example sentences with  couple

The term 'dame' in French is equivalent to the English word 'lady'. It is used to refer to an adult female or woman, primarily in formal or respectful context. Like 'lady' in English, 'dame' can also refer to a title of nobility, equivalent to 'Dame' in England. However, it is important to note the use of the term in context, as the social implications and uses can slightly vary depending on the region and spoken French variant.

Example sentences with  dame

In French, the word for 'education' is 'éducation'. Much like in English, it gets used widely in discussions about schooling, teaching, and learning. It can refer to both the process of instructing or the system by which one is instructed. Examples of usage in sentences are: 'Je suis en charge de l'éducation de mes enfants' which means 'I am in charge of my children's education' or 'L'éducation est essentielle pour le développement' which translates to 'Education is essential for development'.

Example sentences with  éducation

The French word 'famille' is used in the same context as the English word 'family'. It refers to a group of individuals related by blood, marriage, or adopting, living together. It can also refer to all the descendants of a common ancestor. It is used in several expressions such as 'Une grande famille' meaning a large family or 'Toute ma famille' meaning all my family.

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'Femme' is the French translation for the English word 'woman'. It is used in the same context as in English, to refer to an adult human female. It is a common noun and can be used in various sentences such as 'Elle est une femme' meaning 'She is a woman'. Its plural form is 'femmes' which can be used to refer to more than one woman.

Example sentences with  femme

The French word for 'brother' is 'frère'. It is used in the same context as in English, referring to a male sibling. It can also be used metaphorically to describe a close bond with someone, like a brotherhood.

Example sentences with  frère
groupe d'amis
Group of friends

The phrase 'groupe d'amis' in French translates to 'group of friends' in English. It is commonly used to refer to a social circle or an assembly of individuals who regularly interact with each other due to shared interests or companionship. It can be utilized in various contexts such as informal conversation, descriptive writing, and more.

Example sentences with  groupe d'amis

In French, husband is translated as 'mari'. For example, if you want to say 'My husband is kind.' you would say 'Mon mari est gentil.'. Remember that the masculine possessive, 'mon', is used for 'mari'. This term is used widely in everyday speech and writing.

Example sentences with  mari
meilleur ami
Best friend

'Meilleur ami' translates directly to 'best friend'. It is used to refer to the closest friend, someone you share most of your thoughts and experiences with.

Example sentences with  meilleur ami

The term 'membre' in French refers to an individual who belongs to a group, society or team, much the same as 'member' in English. It is used to indicate inclusion within a body or organization. For instance, 'Je suis un membre de l'équipe' translates to 'I am a member of the team'. It can be used in a variety of contexts, from formal to colloquial.

Example sentences with  membre

The word 'mère' is a feminine noun in French and it is used similarly to the English word 'mother'. However, it is important to note that, unlike in English where 'mom' and 'mother' are common terms, in French typically only 'mère' is used. In French, 'maman' is often used as a more informal or affectionate term similar to 'mom' in English. However, 'mère' is generally more formal and respectful.

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The French term for 'godfather' is 'parrain'. It refers to a man who promises to help a child grow up to be a good person and provides help and advice as the child grows up. It is commonly used in the context of baptism, where the 'parrain' is a spiritual guide for the child.

Example sentences with  parrain

The term 'partenaire' is used to refer to a partner. It can mean a romantic partner, business partner or even an activity partner.

Example sentences with  partenaire

The French word for father is 'père'. It is commonly used in the same way as in English, to refer to one's biological paternal figure. It can also be used in some contexts to refer to a person who has played a significant male role in one's life. Additionally, 'père' can be used colloquially, much like the English 'old man', to refer to one's father.

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The French word 'relation' is used in the same way as the English word 'relationship'. It can refer to any kind of connection between two or more entities, whether it be personal relationships between people, a relationship between different concepts, etc. It's important to note that in French 'relation' is a feminine noun, so any adjectives used with it need to agree in gender.

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The French word for 'single' is 'seul'. It can be used in the same contexts as in English - for example, to describe an individual person or item, or to express loneliness or singularity. Note that 'seul' must agree in gender and number with the noun it modifies, so it can also appear as 'seule', 'seuls', or 'seules' depending on the context.

Example sentences with  seul

The French word 'soutien' is used in much the same way as the English word 'support'. It can refer to the act of supporting a cause or person, or a structure which holds up another. It's also used in a more metaphorical sense, like in English, to denote psychological or emotional support.

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The French word 'visite' is commonly used to denote an act of going to see someone in a professional or social capacity. It translates directly to 'visit' in English. It can be used in various contexts from visiting a friend ('visiter un ami') to visiting a place ('visiter un lieu'). It's conjugated regularly in the present and past tense like visité (visited), visiting (visitant).

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