So last Friday we gather at TAMK´s library to talk a little bit about the family, We did some vocabulary and i taught Marie some of our costumes and what we normally do. Marie did the same for me and this is what i learned:
Speaking about French family is very complicated because she told me they don’t have a real stereotype about French family. They have small family; the average is usually the parents and 2 kids. A lot of French family have pets, golden fish, cat, dog, guinea pig, rabbit etc.
A lot of French people are Christian, so the Sunday is a very important day. All the Christian go to the church this day. It’s also the day at the end of the week-end, that why they are always making family lunch or dinner Sunday. During the famous holidays and days off (that we will talk about in our next meeting), they always call their family or visit them.
However, she also told me, the French are very independent, so they can go and visit them as well as don’t go at all, they don’t have any obligation and can live many weeks without visit them.
Compare to us, Mexicans, their flag and others things as the Marianne, la Marseillaise (national anthem) or the sentence “Liberté, égalité, fraternité” are not sacred. They are of great importance to them but are not sacred. For example, when we are drunk, all the students sing la Marseillaise.
Here is some of the family vocabulary we learned and translated:
ENGLISH FRENCH SPANISH
- Family Famille Familia
- mother mère madre
- father père padre
- sister soeur hermana
- brother frère hermano
- aunt tante tía
- uncle ancle tío
- grandmother grandmère abuela
- grandfather grandpère abuelo
- cousin cousin(e) primo/prima
- wife femme/epouse mujer/esposa
- husband espoux/mari esposo/marido
- Mother-in-law bellemère suegra
- father-in-law bellepère suegro
- step-sister/brother demi-frère medio hermano(a)