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why is it not la grande-mere but la grand-mere since it is feminine?

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    grande mère (no hyphen) = a large mother!
    grand-maman, grand-mère (with hyphen) = grand mother

    Why? Because! Here are some other words to compare:
    grand aunt = grand-tante
    grand duchess = grande-duchesse (surprise!)
    mémé = granny

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  2. why not grande-mère??good question

    400 years ago, the feminine was grand'mère, grand'tante... the ' simbolized the feminine
    in 1932, l'"académie française" changed the ' by -
    so it became grand-mère, grand-tante
    to the plurial there are two posibilities : grand-mères or grands-mères

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