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English translation: godfather and godmother OR godparents OR spiritual parents

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French term or phrase:parraine et marraine
English translation:godfather and godmother OR godparents OR spiritual parents
Entered by: Daphne b
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09:02 Jun 5, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Law/Patents
French term or phrase: parraine et marraine
In a Birth Certificate
Evelyn
godfather and godmother OR godparents OR spiritual parents
Explanation:
The first is a word for word translation of "parrain et marraine" (no "e" in "parrain"). The second one is a frequently used synonym and is a collective noun for both English nouns. If you need to keep the distinction between the two, e.g. if the names of the godfather and the godmother follow, then you should preferably use the first one. Otherwise you can use the second or the third.
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Daphne b
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Local time: 11:22
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nagodfather and godmother OR godparents OR spiritual parentsDaphne b
naGodfather & Godmother
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
nagodfather and godmother
Stephanie Mitchel


  

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5 mins
godfather and godmother


Explanation:
parrain et marraine = godfather and godmother
Hope this helps!


    Robert Collins French-English Dictionary 2000
Stephanie Mitchel
United States
Local time: 05:22
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 115
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5 mins
Godfather & Godmother


Explanation:
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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 03:22
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 16
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10 mins
godfather and godmother OR godparents OR spiritual parents


Explanation:
The first is a word for word translation of "parrain et marraine" (no "e" in "parrain"). The second one is a frequently used synonym and is a collective noun for both English nouns. If you need to keep the distinction between the two, e.g. if the names of the godfather and the godmother follow, then you should preferably use the first one. Otherwise you can use the second or the third.


    Godparent: A person who sponsors a newborn child and assumes responsability for its faith; godmother or godfather.
    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com
Daphne b
Sweden
Local time: 11:22
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 85
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