What is the difference between these two terms?

MERCEDESA2Kwiziq community member

What is the difference between these two terms?

Is there any difference in the meaning between "Gendre" and "Beau-fils"???

Asked 4 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

 Both terms are defined in the Académie-française dictionary, and in multiple online dictionaries.

Both apply to son-in-law. Gendre  is an older term, but both have been in use for centuries. Beau-fils also applies to stepson, a difference.

 

What is the difference between these two terms?

Is there any difference in the meaning between "Gendre" and "Beau-fils"???

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Ask a question

Find your French level for FREE

Test your French to the CEFR standard

Find your French level
Thinking...