Doctor’s Office

French for the doctor
Whether you have a chronic illness or come down with a common cold, you might have to visit the doctor during your travels. Here's some essential vocabulary for talking to doctors and getting the help you need.

   

Drinks

French drinks
Thirsty? Learn French vocabulary related to drinking and drinks, everything from from water to wine.

   

Emergencies and Disasters

French emergency vocabulary
While this isn't the most cheerful of French vocabulary lists, it's an important one. Learn how to talk about any kind of personal or public emergency that you'll hopefully never encounter.

   

Essential French

Essential French phrases
Knowing just a few key words and phrases can be very helpful in your French classes, while traveling in France, and everywhere in between.

   

   

Food

Food
Food is a necessity, and can also be a source of great pleasure. Being able to talk about French food will come in handy while shopping, dining, traveling, and entertaining friends, so check out this lesson about French food, including the basic food groups and related vocabulary. Bon appétit !

   

French-Speaking Countries

French speaking countriesThough it's named for the roughly hexagonally shaped country in Western Europe, the French language extends far beyond the borders of France, in myriad and frankly confusing ways.

   

   

Hotels and Lodging

Hotels, lodging - travel French
One of the most important things to think about when traveling is where you're going to sleep. From 5-star hotels to tents pitched on a beach, this lesson has all the French vocabulary you need to enjoy your stay.

   

   

Languages

Languages in French
Parlez-vous français ? What about another language? Here's how to say the most commonly spoken and studied languages in French, plus a few more for good measure.

   

   

Nationalities

Nationalities in French
Every country and continent has an adjective that can be used to describe people and things from that place. Those same adjectives can also be used as nouns to refer to people from that place, with one small change in French.

   

   

On the Phone

French phone phrases
Talking on the phone can be trickier than face-to-face conversations, for a couple of reasons. The lack of gestures and facial expressions means there are no visual hints to help you understand, plus there's something about the phone that makes certain sounds more difficult to distinguish. Knowing some standard phone formulas will help your brain fill in any comprehension gaps.