maison mère – French expression

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la maison mère – the headquarters – Mot du Jour

la maison mère – the house mother.

In everyday French, la maison mère is the first branch  or the main location of a convent or of a company. la maison mère is ‘the main branch’, ‘the headquarters’ in English.

Don’t mix up mère, maire and mer.

  • « Il faudra envoyer le plat à la maison mère pour qu’ils le réparent. »
    • “You’ll have to send the dish back to the headquarters for them to repair it.”
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