French Vocabulary

The French vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: un  Audio Two: deux  Audio Three: trois  Audio
Four: quatre  Audio Five: cinq  Audio Six: six  Audio
Seven: sept  Audio Eight: huit  Audio Nine: neuf  Audio
Ten: dix  Audio First: premier  Audio Second: deuxième  Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: lundi  Audio Tuesday: mardi  Audio Wednesday: mercredi  Audio
Thursday: jeudi  Audio Friday: vendredi  Audio Saturday: samedi  Audio
Sunday: dimanche  Audio Now: maintenant  Audio Yesterday: hier  Audio
Today: aujourd'hui  Audio Tonight: ce soir  Audio Tomorrow: demain  Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: fruits  Audio Apples: pommes   Audio
Bananas: bananes  Audio Tomatoes: tomates  Audio
Potatoes: pommes de terre  Audio Onions: oignons  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: rouge  Audio Green: vert  Audio Blue: bleu  Audio
White: blanc  Audio Black: noir  Audio Grey: gris  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: petit déjeuner  Audio Lunch: déjeuner  Audio
Dinner: dîner  Audio Milk: lait  Audio
Coffee: café  Audio Bread: pain  Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: ensoleillé  Audio Windy: venteux  Audio Rainy: pluvieux  Audio
Snowy: enneigé  Audio Cold: froid  Audio Hot: chaud  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: garçon  Audio Girl: fille  Audio
Son: fils  Audio Daughter: fille  Audio
Brother: frère  Audio Sister: sœur  Audio
Man: homme  Audio Woman: femme  Audio
Father: père  Audio Mother: mère  Audio
Grandfather: grand-père  Audio Grandmother: grand-mère  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: maison  Audio Toilet: toilettes  Audio Room: pièce  Audio
Bedroom: chambre  Audio Kitchen: cuisine  Audio Table: table  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: chat  Audio Dog: chien  Audio Mouse: souris  Audio
Bird: oiseau  Audio Cow: vache  Audio Horse: cheval  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: chaussettes  Audio Shoes: chaussures  Audio Trousers: pantalon  Audio
Shirt: chemise  Audio Sweater: sweat-shirt  Audio Coat: manteau  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: anglais  Audio French: français  Audio German: allemand  Audio
Spanish: espagnol  Audio Italian: italien  Audio Portuguese: portugais  Audio
Greek: grec   Audio Russian: russe  Audio Arabic: arabe  Audio
Hindi: hindi  Audio Chinese: chinois  Audio Japanese: japonais  Audio


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Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: taxi  Audio Bus: bus  Audio
Hotel: hôtel  Audio Reservation: réservation  Audio
Airport: aéroport  Audio Passport: passeport  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: étudiant  Audio Teacher: professeur  Audio Pen: stylo  Audio
Books: livres  Audio Page: page  Audio Dictionary: dictionnaire  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: main  Audio Feet: pieds  Audio Hair: cheveux  Audio
Eye: œil  Audio Mouth: bouche  Audio Nose: nez  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulance  Audio Doctor: médecin  Audio
Hospital: hôpital  Audio Pharmacy: pharmacie  Audio
Police: police  Audio Stomach Ache: mal de ventre  Audio

As you can see, this French vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.