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.

   

   

Parting Words

French good-byes
Every hello eventually leads to a good-bye. Here's how to say good-bye at any time of day as well as mention when you'll meet again.

   

   

   

Pharmacy

French at the pharmacy
If you don't feel well, in France you can often get away with talking to a pharmacist rather than a doctor. Here's some useful vocab for what you might need at the pharmacy.

   

Politeness

French politeness
After bonjour, polite phrases like "please" and "thank you" are the most important French vocabulary you'll ever learn. When you visit France, knowing just these few phrases will go a long way, even if the very next thing you say is Parlez-vous anglais ?

   

Renting a Car

Renting a car in France
Traveling in France often means driving, which can be a puzzling mix of unfamiliar signs and unfathomable rules of the road. But before you even get to that, you have to actually rent the car, so here are some useful phrases to help you get the car you want.