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 Post subject: LGBT terminology
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:46 pm 
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Whilst I can look at a dictionary / translation engine to find partnaire civil, petite amie, femme, mari etc it seems likely that other terms are used in real life. In the UK: Partner, Other half, Significant other, Wife, Husband, Her indoors etc all get used...
So in day-to-day life in France, How does the everyday Lesbian Woman or Gay Man refer to their partner?

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 Post subject: Re: LGBT terminology
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 2:40 pm 
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Hi Dee - I think it's a bit simpler in France - all the folk I know use "copine/copain" which covers every eventuality !


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But does a copain that is a trav become a copine? :-?


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 Post subject: Re: LGBT terminology
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Provost wrote:
But does a copain that is a trav become a copine? :-?

I would imagine they are capable of letting people know how they want to be called.


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Blaze wrote:
Hi Dee - I think it's a bit simpler in France - all the folk I know use "copine/copain" which covers every eventuality !


My friends too, however one is a Boat captain and her choice of phrases she calls her girlfriend can best be described as colourful :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: LGBT terminology
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:52 pm 
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scooby wrote:
Blaze wrote:
Hi Dee - I think it's a bit simpler in France - all the folk I know use "copine/copain" which covers every eventuality !


My friends too, however one is a Boat captain and her choice of phrases she calls her girlfriend can best be described as colourful :lol:


Think I'll stick with copine... Probably safer than any of the more colourful options... At least until my french improves.

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