Fiancé vs. Fiancée - I just learned something! lol
Who knew! "Fiancé vs. Fiancée: No, these spellings are not interchangeable. There is quite a significant difference between them, in fact. Fiancé refers to a male engaged to be married, while fiancée refers to a female engaged to be married."

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Posted On: Mar 6, 2011 at 9:53 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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2d Bride
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Mar 06, 2011 at 9:56 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Ah, yes! When I was engaged, I always referred to my fiancée, figuring everyone would know that meant she was another woman. But every once in a while I ran into someone who didn't know that, and things got confused really fast. LOL

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Mar 06, 2011 at 10:09 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
yes, I speak french so I've always known but I'm not surprised that some people don't know because they're not english word and most people are not familiar with french grammar. It's understandable
Edited On: Mar 06, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Married: 04/28/2012
Mar 06, 2011 at 10:23 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
@ 2nd bride that's funny! @ Patricia you make me want to learn French! :) I studied English in college, but never French. Very beautiful language! ...And the only to have a word like fiance/ee, right?

Married: 06/18/2011
Mar 06, 2011 at 10:25 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Like Patricia, French taught me the difference. There are several words like that in the English language that people don't know about.

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Mar 06, 2011 at 10:36 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
That's right Montara. Very beautiful language, we're gonna add some french in our ceremony so our grandparents understand, I love the language, but I'm losing my touch since I don't practice too often. It's complicated, but if you really want to learn it, it'll be easy..

My Beloved, Inc.

My Beloved, Inc.
Mar 06, 2011 at 10:45 PM • Flag As Inappropriate

Married: 09/02/2011
Mar 07, 2011 at 2:32 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I knew they were different, but i didnt know which one was which. Before I remembered I could google it, I am pretty sure i had them confused. lol. I referred to FH via FB as my fiancee a few times. Since then I have corrected myself. lol

Married: 04/28/2012
Mar 07, 2011 at 2:33 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Well I was on FB trying to refer to FH and typed fiance...then added an e...then noticed that I didn't get a spell check error for either, and I was like what the what? lol

Married: 10/21/2011
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Mar 07, 2011 at 11:29 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Definitely did not know that lol. Never too French. I always thought it was funny to use the English equivalent of betrothed :-) Really throws people off

Married: 09/24/2011
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Mar 07, 2011 at 12:22 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I took three years of French, but I don't think they ever taught me that lol. I knew the difference anyway, but it took me a little bit to realize there were even two ways to spell it.

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Mar 07, 2011 at 1:08 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
oh oops
Mar 07, 2011 at 4:46 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I got an e-mail inquiry from "Pat" about getting married to "fiance" Kelly. So, I'm e-mailing back & forth with whom I think is Patricia. Until I got a phone call from a man saying, "Hi, this is Pat -- you're marrying me to my girlfriend Kelly." His mistake = my confusion! The 3 of us got a chuckle out of it.

Ms. Boop
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Mar 07, 2011 at 4:54 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
didn't know that. I had a cousin that always say my fiooonnnnsssaaayyyy lol

FMS, the barefoot wife!
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Mar 07, 2011 at 5:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I did know that! 6 years of french will do that to ya!

STB Mrs Van Blargan
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Mar 07, 2011 at 7:29 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Yep, I learned that back in highschool.

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Mar 07, 2011 at 7:36 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
For us non-French speakers, are the two terms pronounced differently as well?

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Mar 07, 2011 at 7:40 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Good question North Beach!

I am fluent in Spanish. I could never master the lovely French accent.

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Mar 07, 2011 at 8:03 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
@Northbeach, they're both pronounced the same way, when speaking people will automaticaly assume that you're talking about the opposite sex (That's not always right, read 2d bride post) but in writing it's much more difficult to figure out. Nancy gave a perfect example, I personnaly don't care how it's written, I've never had an issue with it, but I can see the confusion when everyone is not spelling it right.
Edited On: Mar 07, 2011 at 8:08 PM

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Jul 09, 2014 at 4:11 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Betroth-English version for "engaged to" aka Fiancé/e. Seems simpler, although sounds like an old word, that English people wouldn't understand.
When was the last time you saw that word on forms asking marital status? Never.
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