I am making a scrapbook of me and my boyfriend. I wonder what would be the equivalent of memories in French?

Angela and Angelo's memories for example.

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    A fair question for a language learner, but the use of a good dictionary requires much less than the hour it takes to wait for a good answer on an exchange site. Always check the separate entries for each meaning. For example, according to Collins, the mental "faculty" of memory is mémoire but specific "recollections" are souvenirs. This helps figure out which one you need.
    – Luke Sawczak
    Feb 19, 2017 at 17:46

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It would be souvenirs. Mémoires is very different, and would refer to a book about memories of a person, close to a biography, maybe more like a diary. There are also more technical usages of mémoires. In any case, the word you want in your situation is souvenirs.


Memories in French is Les mémoires which directly translates in to a specific recollection. If you want to find out French words, always check http://www.wordreference.com/fren/.

les mémoires d'Angela et Angelo.

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    This translation would look very weird to a French speaker.
    – GAM PUB
    Feb 19, 2017 at 9:44
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    This answer was in my 'notification box' for approval of someone's editing, most only spelling. I added the link to the online dictionary, which I presumed to be the intention of the original contributor. I don't know anything about the appropriateness of the translation.
    – Catomic
    Feb 19, 2017 at 10:08
  • @Catomic I was in a similar position using the review queue for the first time recently. One doesn't know if one should scrap an answer entirely, so one edits it till it's a palatable mush. :p
    – Luke Sawczak
    Feb 19, 2017 at 17:43

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