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Voisin – Neighbor

Voisin – Neighbor

Today we’ll look at how to say neighbor (voisin, voisine) in French, as well as the word for neighborhood (quartier).

voisin

neighbor

Word origin

The Modern French noun voisin (neighbor) comes from vicinus in Latin. A related English word is vicinity (area near or surrounding a place).

Pronunciation

The pronunciation of masculine and feminine forms for neighbor: voisin, voisine – [vwazɛ̃, vwazin].

Example sentences

In this first example sentence, I used quartier for neighborhood. I could have also used the synonym voisinage (masculine noun), which is related to voisin.

Je connais presque tous les voisins dans ce quartier.

I know almost all of the neighbors in this neighborhood.

For this second example, the possessive adjectives mon and ma, meaning “my”, change based on the masculine and feminine genders.

Clément est mon voisin. Stéphanie est ma voisine.

Clément is my neighbor. Stéphanie is my neighbor.

For this final sentence, c’est is being used to mean “he is”. This can cause confusion as il est also means “he is”. This lesson explains c’est vs. il est.

Jean-Luc est mon voisin. C’est mon cousin aussi !

Jean-Luc is my neighbor. He’s also my cousin.

Conclusion

Et voilà ! Now you know how to use voisin, voisine in French. Now check out this lesson covering ville (city)!

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David Issokson is a lifelong language learner and speaks over seven languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private lessons. When not teaching or writing his French Word of the Day lessons, David enjoys his time skiing, hiking and mountain biking in Victor, Idaho.

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David Issokson is a lifelong language learner and speaks over seven languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private lessons. When not teaching or writing his French Word of the Day lessons, David enjoys his time skiing, hiking and mountain biking in Victor, Idaho.

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