Beach and Pool

Beach and pool - French vocabulary
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La plage et la piscine

There’s nothing like a big body of water to escape hot weather. Learn all the French vocabulary you’ll need to enjoy a beach or pool.


  • developed beach
  • nude beach
  • pebble beach
  • private beach
  • sandy beach
 la plage

  • la plage amĂ©nagĂ©e
  • la plage de nudistes
  • la plage de galets
  • la plage privĂ©e
  • la plage de sable
lake le lac
ocean l’ocĂ©an(m)

  • infinity pool
  • paddling pool
  • saltwater pool
  • wading pool
 la piscine

  • la piscine Ă  dĂ©bordement
  • la pataugeoire
  • la piscine au sel
  • le petit bassin
sea la mer

  • fresh water
  • salt water

  • l’eau douce
  • l’eau salĂ©e



air mattress le matelas
bathing cap le bonnet de bain
bathing suit le maillot (de bain)
beach bag le sac de plage
beach ball le ballon de plage
beach robe la robe de plage
beach towel la serviette de plage
beach umbrella le parasol

  • motor boat
  • pedal boat
  • rowboat
  • sailboat
 le bateau

  • la vedette
  • le pĂ©dalo
  • le canot (Ă  rames)
  • le voilier, le bateau Ă  voiles
deep(adj) profond
floaties les brassards gonflables(m)
lounger le lit de plage
mask, snorkel, and flippers le masque, le tuba et les palmes
pail and shovel le seau et la pelle
sand castle le château de sable
shallow(adj) peu profond
sunburn le coup de soleil
sunglasses les lunettes de soleil(f)
sun hat le chapeau de soleil
sunscreen l’Ă©cran solaire(m)
swimsuit le maillot (de bain)
swim trunks le maillot / slip (de bain)
waterproof(adj) Ă©tanche
Beach and pool verbs
to body surf faire du body
to be able to touch the bottom avoir pied
to dive plonger
to float flotter
to get sunburned attraper / prendre un coup de soleil
to surf faire du surf
to swim se baigner, nager
to tan bronzer
to water ski faire du ski nautique

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