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I would love to be able to see as much of the world as possible, and volunteering, doing things in another community, living with a host family, are really effective ways to learn about cultures different from your own. And also to not feel lazy.
Eden Sher

Meaning of "host family" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOST FAMILY

host family  [həʊst ˈfæmlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOST FAMILY

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Host family is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HOST FAMILY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Host family

A host family is a family consisting of at least one parent and one child under the age of 18 that invites an au pair from a foreign country for a specified period of time. The au pair lives “on equal terms” with the other members of the family and in return for food, board, and a salary, cares for children and does simple domestic work. Hosting an au pair is considered a program of cultural exchange, by no means an employment contract. Placement of the au pair shall initially be for a period not exceeding one year, but may be extended to permit a maximum stay of two years.

Definition of host family in the English dictionary

The definition of host family in the dictionary is a family which provides board and lodging to students, usually for a fee.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOST FAMILY


awesomely
ˈɔːsəmlɪ
Bramley
ˈbræmlɪ
Bromley
ˈbrɒmlɪ
calmly
ˈkɑːmlɪ
comely
ˈkʌmlɪ
dimly
ˈdɪmlɪ
dumbly
ˈdʌmlɪ
extremely
ɪkˈstriːmlɪ
firmly
ˈfɜːmlɪ
handsomely
ˈhænsəmlɪ
homely
ˈhəʊmlɪ
namely
ˈneɪmlɪ
randomly
ˈrændəmlɪ
solemnly
ˈsɒləmlɪ
sublimely
səˈblaɪmlɪ
supremely
sʊˈpriːmlɪ
timely
ˈtaɪmlɪ
uniformly
ˈjuːnɪˌfɔːmlɪ
untimely
ʌnˈtaɪmlɪ
warmly
ˈwɔːmlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOST FAMILY

host
host computer
host country
hosta
hostage
hostel
hostel school
hosteler
hosteling
hosteller
hostelling
hostelries
hostelry
hostess
hostess trolley
hostie
hostile
hostile bid
hostile takeover bid
hostile witness

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOST FAMILY

county family
dreamily
extended family
family
first family
foamily
gamily
happy family
Holy Family
homily
lone-parent family
multifamily
nonfamily
nuclear family
one-parent family
royal family
single-parent family
stepfamily
subfamily
superfamily
the Holy Family

Synonyms and antonyms of host family in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «host family» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOST FAMILY

Find out the translation of host family to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of host family from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «host family» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

寄宿家庭
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

familia anfitriona
570 millions of speakers

English

host family
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मेजबान परिवार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عائلة مضيفة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

принимающая семья
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

família de acolhimento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মেজবান পরিবার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

famille d´accueil
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keluarga tuan rumah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gastfamilie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ホストファミリー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

호스트 가족
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kulawarga tuan rumah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tổ chức gia đình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விருந்தினர் குடும்பம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

यजमान कुटुंब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ev sahibi aile
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

famiglia ospitante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rodzina goszcząca
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

приймаюча сім´я
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

familie gazdă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οικογένεια υποδοχής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gasheer familie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

värdfamilj
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vertsfamilie
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of host family

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOST FAMILY»

The term «host family» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.967 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOST FAMILY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about host family

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2 QUOTES WITH «HOST FAMILY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word host family.
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Luke Harding
When I first began visiting West Germany in the early 1980s, I was startled by the contrast between Birmingham, where I went to school, and affluent Cologne. My host family, the lovely Schumachers, always had an opulent array of grapes on the table; they were better dressed than anyone I knew in Britain.
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Eden Sher
I would love to be able to see as much of the world as possible, and volunteering, doing things in another community, living with a host family, are really effective ways to learn about cultures different from your own. And also to not feel lazy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOST FAMILY»

Discover the use of host family in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to host family and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Host Family Survival Kit: A Guide for American Host Families
Looks at the experiences of exchange students and their host families, offering suggestions for the student's arrival, dealing with culture shock, and handling the holidays
Nancy King, Ken Huff, 1997
2
Host Family
Daisy and Henry have been married for 20 years, and for all that time they have served as host families for international students coming to study at Harvard.
Mameve Medwed, 2001
3
So You Wanna Be an Au Pair in the USA
The au pair regulation requires the au pair and her host family communicate via a telephone prior to the au pair's departure from their home country. The telephone interview is essential because it offers au pairs and their prospective host ...
Cynthia Jele, 2006
4
Language Learners in Study Abroad Contexts
the host family. Findings showed that students engaged in more negotiations in the host family than in the classroom partly because conversations in the host family were characterized by a wider variety of topics, fewer opportunities to use ...
Margaret A. DuFon, Eton Churchill, 2006
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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
(7) Host family arrangements. The sponsor is responsible for making all arrangments for the placement of each teenage Exchange-Visitor student with a host family whose home is located in a place convenient to the high school or other ...
‎1978
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L.S.A., List of C.F.R. Sections Affected
(j) Host family selection. Sponsors shall adequately screen all potential host families and at a minimum shall: (1) Provide potential host families with a detailed summary of the exchange program and the parameters of their participation, duties, ...
‎2003
7
The Exchange Student Survival Kit
Living with a host family is an exciting and challenging way to discover a new country and culture. As an exchange student, you have the chance to join in the daily life of a family and a community of friends. How much more exciting and ...
Bettina Hansel, 2011
8
Socializing Identities Through Speech Style: Learners of ...
In Table 4.1, only data from conversations between the learner and the immediate host family members were included in the tabulation. Two dinnertime conversations (one of Rick's host family and one of Mary's host family) were excluded from ...
Haruko Minegishi Cook, 2008
9
Silence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Appendix B: Situations Used You are ready to leave the house to go to a party with the children of your host family — Nathan, age 2]. and Jennifer, age 23. They are telling you about their friends and the things they usually do at parties.
Adam Jaworski, 1997
10
Transforming Education for Peace
The Host Family Survival Kit (King 8c Huff, 1997) provides practical advice based on the experiences of past host families. The authors describe stages of host family adjustment which mirror the cultural adjustment of the exchange students.
Jing Lin, Edward J. Brantmeier, Christa Bruhn, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOST FAMILY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term host family is used in the context of the following news items.
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BYU to host family history, genealogy conferences | KSL.com
BYU to host family history, genealogy conferences. By Megan Marsden Christensen. July 15th, 2015 @ 7:48pm. Shutterstock/Karin Hildebrand Lau. «KSL.com, Jul 15»
2
Churchill Road Recreation Ground in Cheadle will host family
Churchill Road Recreation Ground in Cheadle will host family festival will take place on August 30. By Cheadle Post and Times | Posted: July ... «Leek Post & Times, Jul 15»
3
Berkshire Museum to host family-friendly cooking class
PITTSFIELD >> Northampton resident, mother of two, and cookbook author Deanna F. Cook will visit the Berkshire Museum on Saturday ... «Berkshire Eagle, Jul 15»
4
Astral Valley Set To Host Family Jam Weekend Of July 24
Astral Valley Gallery and Orchard near French Village will be hosting its second festival of the season, Family Jam, beginning Friday, July 24. «Ste. Genevieve Herald, Jul 15»
5
Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp to host family session
The Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp will host a family camping session, featuring swimming, hiking, water sports, ropes, art and fishing, from 7 ... «Norwich Bulletin, Jul 15»
6
Pollock Water park to host Family Luau
A Family Luau sponsored by Winnebago Community Credit Union is scheduled for Thursday, July 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pollock ... «The Oshkosh Northwestern, Jul 15»
7
Man charged with killing Phillipston host family's pets
GARDNER – A deaf and mute man who was staying with a Phillipston family allegedly broke the necks of several of their pets, including a cat ... «Worcester Telegram, Jul 15»
8
Heritage Presbyterian Church to host family fun day Saturday
As part of Heritage Presbyterian Church's 125th celebration, the congregation will host a neighborhood block party and family fun day from 4 to ... «Lincoln Journal Star, Jul 15»
9
First Congregational to host family movie night
CLINTON — A free family movie night will be offered Friday, July 10, at 6 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 700 N. Bluff Blvd. Our theme this ... «Clinton Herald, Jul 15»
10
Engadine Library to Host Family Science Night Thursday, July 16
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum will present “Family Science Night” Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m. at the public library in Engadine. «St. Ignace News, Jul 15»

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