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Vocabulary word copaine instead of petite amie

NicoleA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Vocabulary word copaine instead of petite amie

HI,

I was wondering there was a sentence above ma petite amie est canadienne how come you use petite amie for girlfriend and not ma copaine?


Thanks

Nicole

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Nicole, 

1. the feminine of copain is copine  and not copaine 

2. petit/e ami/e is boy or girl friend (in a relationship)

3. copain/copine is just a friend/ mate/ buddy 

But I couldn't find the actual sentence in the lesson pinned.

Hope this helps!

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Nicole,

Perhaps one of the French ladies will comment, but my understanding is that "copine" is a friend, partner (serious), buddy, maybe girlfriend (colloquial)

Whereas "petite amie" --> girlfriend.

There is more here: 

 https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/copain-copine-petit-ami-petite-amie.109810/

Hope this helps.

Jim

NicoleA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you both it is very helpful

Vocabulary word copaine instead of petite amie

HI,

I was wondering there was a sentence above ma petite amie est canadienne how come you use petite amie for girlfriend and not ma copaine?


Thanks

Nicole

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