Mari and femme are the words you'll usually use to talk about your husband or wife, but femme literally translates to "woman" and only becomes "wife" in context.
The other words for husband and wife are èpouse (wife) and èpoux (husband), but these are not commonly used in everyday conversation. (èpouse is very similar to our "spouse", and is used in similar formal situations.
Remember that the the possessive adjectives (my, your, his, her, their) will change depending on whether you're talking about a male or a female member of your family. (See the lesson on possessive adjectives for more information.)
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