12:46 Aug 9, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Godfather
A godfather is the godfather of his son's or daughter's children

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naparrain /marraine godfather/godmother
Marie-Claire Vacher
Cecile Raffael
nale parrain



11 mins
le parrain

from Robert-Collins dictionary

Question - is "he" the godfather of his own children? The sentence is a little unclear

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Godfather: chosen by the parents of a baby child, he is expected to take care of his/her godchild if the event his/her parents die if the child has no other family. Also offers him/her gifts at his/her birthday on various occasions!

Cecile Raffael
Local time: 17:19
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 45
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19 mins
parrain /marraine godfather/godmother

Originally, parrain /marraine godfather/godmother are catholic terms.
The godfather and godmother are the 2 people who held the baby for christening. In business nowadays, the French verb "parrainer" is used with the meaning "sponsor".
American Heritage Dictionary definition
Godfather: a A man who sponsors a person at baptism

Marie-Claire Vacher
United States
Local time: 14:19
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