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"Est-ce que tes beaux-parents sont sympas ?"

Translation:Are your parents-in-law nice?

April 6, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

In my corner of the U.S. "In laws" defaults to "parents-in-law" (unless otherwise specified.) If you were referring their children as well, then you'd typically say something like, "All my in-laws are coming for Christmas." Q. Are there any such corresponding concepts in French, or does it always have to be quite specific? Merci beaucoup (in advance)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/B.Liamaix

Hi Kevin, I'm French and I confirm that "parents-in-law" is the only term in French for "beaux parents"; on the other hand, we use "belle-famille" for "all my in-laws".


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

Question: if my parents-in-law were, theoretically, two women, would it be grammatically possible to write "belles-parents?" Or would it still be "beaux-parents?"


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

NICE! It's a horrible word, especially compared with sympa - I tried pleasant but this was rejected.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarolMacke1

I reluctantly put nice- pleasant would be better .My old English teacher would not be pleased


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarolMacke1

Nice is a horrible word. Pleasant is preferable

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