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"Oui, Julien est mon troisième gendre."

Translation:Yes, Julien is my third son-in-law.

March 29, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel589120

This one was confusing, I could not figure out what "Julien" meant, until I realized that it was someone's name! The appearance of real names on Duolingo has thrown me off balance, I am used to bears, fish, elephants and Germans!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trofaste

Be prepared to meet a few other names too! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jolynnedougherty

Don't forget the canards and cochons :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreaVout

If belle-fille is daughter-in-law/step daughter, why not beau-fils for son-in-law? Is gendre also used for step son?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/krista189497

Julien is spelt with capital letter names are spelt with capital letters in English and French I think....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trofaste

It is indeed, are you seeing it written with a lowercase j somewhere?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/krista189497

nooo.... only because Daniel was confused with the word "Julien"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trofaste

Oh, I see! Yes, names are capitalised in French as well as in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin694399

I have just learnt that gendre =kid how do I differentiate kid/ son in law


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/krista189497

kid in French = gamin (e) I learnt


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CJ.Dennis

"kid" is "gamin(e)". "gendre" and "beau-fils" are "son-in-law".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AS_

Third in the sense of being the third husband of ones daughter, or third in the sense of being the husband of ones third daughter?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.Fink

I interpreted it as simply one's third son-in-law - if one has three daughters and each marries...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marilyn821062

Oops! Accidentally hit wrong key

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