Introduce my family in french
French Language

How can I introduce my family in French?

Now that you know how to introduce yourself, I bet you are wondering : How can I introduce my family in French now? No worries, everything you need to know is right here! Your welcome 🙂

Family vocabulary

Here is the list of the words you will need to introduce your family in French :

FRENCHENGLISH
La mèreMother
Le pèreFather
Les parentsParents
Le frère Brother
La sœurSister
Les frères et sœursSiblings
Le filsSon
La filleDaughter
Les enfantsChildren
La grand-mèreGrand-mother
Le grand-pèreGrand-father
Les grands-parentsGrand-parents
Le mari Husband
La femmeWife
L’oncle (m.)Uncle
La tanteAunt
Le cousinCousin
La cousineCousin
Le neveuNephew
La nièceNiece

Possessive pronouns

Quick reminder : Possessive pronouns indicate that something belongs to somebody. Find below a table with the pronouns and its translation.

FRENCHENGLISH
Mon + singular masc. nounMy
Ma + singular fem. nounMy
Mes + plural noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)My
Ton + singular masc. nounYour
Ta + singular fem. nounYour
Tes + plural noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)Your
Son + singular masc. nounHis/Her/Its
Sa + singular fem. nounHis/Her/Its
Ses + plural noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)His/Her/Its
Notre + singular noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)Our
Nos + plural noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)Our
Votre + singular noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)Your
Vos + plural noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)Your
Leur + singular noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)Their
Leurs + plural noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)Their

Did you notice that in French, when we use possessive pronouns, we only care about the noun that is following it. But we do not care about who is owning it : It can be a girl, a man, a dog, or whatever, it won’t influence the pronoun, unlike English. In English, thanks to the pronoun like “Her” for example, we know who is the owner.

Introduce your family in French

If you need to refresh your knowdege on personal pronoun, check this article right here. In French, when we want to introduce somebody, we do not use the corresponding pronoun but we use the neutral form of it. For instance, if you wanted to introduce your mother, in English you would say : “She is my mother” or “This is my mother“. In French, we would say : “C’est ma mère“. We actually would do it the same way for anybody or anything :

C’est mon père (He is my father) / C’est mon chien (It is my dog) / C’est ma voiture (That is my car).

As you can see, in French “c’est” can be translated by many pronouns : he – she – it – that – this.

Let me introduce my family in French
C’est mon mari. Il s’appelle Nicolas. Il est menuisier. Ce sont mes fils. Ils s’appellent Wael et Salim.
Wael a quatre ans (4) et Salim a huit mois (8 months old). J’ai un frère et une sœur. Ils habitent en France.

(Well…If you followed this blog, you know that he is not really my husband! 🙂 But my boyfriend, mon petit-ami)

NB : Ce sont is the plural for C’est.

Now that you know how to introduce your family in French, you might be able to understand this short video on the TV5 Monde website. Let me know if you found it easy to understand, and if you could understand the parts we learned here.

Now it is your turn : can you introduce your family in French in the comments ?

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4 Comments

  • laure nollet

    Very useful ! I can even reverse it to introduce y family in English ! In french : C’est mon fils, He’s my son… And ” I have a son” translates in “j’ai un fils” ?

  • freddie43079

    On a side note, I’ve noticed that French does not use the apostrophe (‘s) to express possession. As in: “Gabriel’s son” / “Le fils de Gabriel.” or “This is my sister’s house.” / “C’est la maison de ma sœur.” I always have to work that out in my head.

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