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French translation of “family”

family

noun /ˈfӕməli/ (plural families)
(singular or plural) a man, his wife and their children
famille
These houses were built for families The (members of the) Clark family are all very athletic (also adjective) a family holiday.
a group of people related to each other, including cousins, grandchildren etc
famille
He comes from a wealthy family (also adjective) the family home.
the children of a man and his wife
famille
When I get married, I would like a large family.
a group of plants, animals, languages etc that are connected in some way
famille
In spite of its name, a koala bear is not a member of the bear family.
family planning controlling or limiting the number of children that people have especially by using a means of contraception
limitation des naissances
a family planning clinic.
family tree (a plan showing) a person’s ancestors and relations.
arbre généalogique
(Definition of family from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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