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 aménagée
  • la plage de nudistes
  • la plage de galets
  • la plage privée
  • la plage de sable
lake   le lac
ocean   l’océan (m)

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

  • la piscine à débordement
  • la pataugeoire
  • la piscine au sel
  • le petit bassin
sea   la mer

  • fresh water
  • salt water

  • l’eau douce
  • l’eau salée



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 pédalo
  • le canot (à rames)
  • le voilier, le bateau à 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’écran solaire (m)
swimsuit   le maillot (de bain)
swim trunks   le maillot / slip (de bain)
waterproof (adj)   étanche
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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