She Cinde-really Doesn’t Like Her Step-Sisters, Either

| Learning | June 12, 2013

Teacher: “Uncle is ‘oncle,’ and aunt is ‘tante.’ Your grandparents would be ‘grand-père’ and ‘grande-mère.'”

Classmate: “How would step-parents work in French?”

Teacher: “If you have a stepfather, he is your ‘beau-père.’ Your stepmother is ‘belle-mère.'”

(The literal meaning of ‘belle’ is ‘beautiful.’)

Classmate: “But my step-mom is ugly!”

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