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soeur

English translation of soeur

sister

The word 'soeur' corresponds to the English word 'sister'. In French, it is used in the context of family connections. Just like in English, it refers to a female sibling. It is also used in religious context to refer to a nun.


Example sentences using: soeur

La soeur de Laura est artiste.

English translation of La soeur de Laura est artiste.

Laura's sister is an artist.

This sentence uses 'soeur' to define the professional status of Laura's sister. In this case, she is an artist.

Ma soeur et moi allons à l'école.

English translation of Ma soeur et moi allons à l'école.

My sister and I are going to school.

This is a simple sentence showing the use of 'soeur' in a straightforward context, meaning 'sister'. The speaker is indicating that both she/he and their sister are heading to school.

La soeur de Pierre est très grande.

English translation of La soeur de Pierre est très grande.

Pierre's sister is very tall.

In this sentence, 'soeur' is used in the context of possession, indicating the sister of Pierre. This sentence is talking about the physical attribute (height) of Pierre's sister.

Ma soeur adore les chiens.

English translation of Ma soeur adore les chiens.

My sister loves dogs.

This sentence uses 'soeur' to indicate a preference or like of the speaker's sister. The sister likes dogs.

Je vais chez ma soeur ce soir.

English translation of Je vais chez ma soeur ce soir.

I'm going to my sister's house tonight.

In this example, 'soeur' is used to describe a destination. The speaker plans to visit his/her sister's place.

La mère de ma soeur est mon professeur.

English translation of La mère de ma soeur est mon professeur.

My sister's mother is my teacher.

This sentence has a little complexity as it links familial relationships with professional roles, but its meaning is quite literal. The speaker's sister's mother is also the speaker's teacher.

Je ne peux pas parler car ma soeur dort.

English translation of Je ne peux pas parler car ma soeur dort.

I cannot speak because my sister is sleeping.

Here, 'soeur' is used in a causal relationship. The speaker can't speak because the action would disturb their sleeping sister.

La soeur de mon ami travaille en Espagne.

English translation of La soeur de mon ami travaille en Espagne.

My friend's sister works in Spain.

In this example, 'soeur' is used to describe a tertiary relationship (friend's sister) and provide information about her location of work.

Mon père a une seule soeur.

English translation of Mon père a une seule soeur.

My father has only one sister.

This sentence talks about the speaker's family structure. In this context, 'soeur' is used to indicate the number of sisters the speaker's father has.

Ma soeur et moi avons le même anniversaire.

English translation of Ma soeur et moi avons le même anniversaire.

My sister and I have the same birthday.

In this sentence, 'soeur' is used to express a shared characteristic between the speaker and his/her sister - they both have the same birthday.

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