le patrimoine

Part of speech: noun

Sound file: patrimoine

Register: normal

Translation: inheritance, heritage

Ce patrimoine doit être divisé en trois. – This inheritance has to be divided in three.

Ils sont très fiers de leur patrimoine culturel. – They are very proud of their cultural heritage.


  • le patrimoine immobilier – property, buildings
  • le patrimoine social – public housing
  • le patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco – Unesco World Heritage
  • les Journées du Patrimoine – annual “open house” of public buildings in France, including the Élysée Palace and ministries
  • la patrie – homeland
  • patrimonial (adj) – relating to an inheritance or heritage

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