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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
Translations of “family”
in Korean 가족, 자녀…
in Arabic عائِلة…
in Italian famiglia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 社會群體, 家,家庭, 子女…
in Russian семья, дети, семейство (растений…
in Turkish aile, soy, ailede çocuklar…
in Polish rodzina, dzieci…
in Spanish familia…
in Portuguese família…
in German die Familie, Familien……
in Catalan família, prole…
in Japanese 家族, 一家…
in Chinese (Simplified) 社会群体, 家,家庭, 子女…
(Definition of family from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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