Money and Banking

Argent et opérations bancaires

Money and banking in French
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Essential French vocabulary for earning, spending, investing, and saving money.

Money Argent (m)
currency la monnaie
bill, note, paper money un billet
cash des espèces (f)
du liquide
change la monnaie
coin une pièce (de monnaie)
   
check, cheque un chèque
checkbook un carnet de chèques
certified check un chèque certifiĂ©
traveler’s check un chèque de voyage
   
At the bank Ă€ la banque
~ account information un RIB*
ATM machine, cash dispenser un distributeur automatique
un guichet automatique de banque (GAB)
ATM card, bank card une carte bancaire (CB)**
une Carte Bleue ™
une carte de paiement
balance le bilan
bank statement un relevĂ© de compte
bill une facture
bond une obligation
checking account un compte-chèques
un compte courant
credit card une carte de crĂ©dit
currency exchange un bureau de change
deposit un dĂ©pĂ´t
debit card une carte bancaire (CB)
une Carte Bleue ™
une carte de paiement
debt une dette
exchange rate le taux de change
expense une dĂ©pense
fees les frais (m)
interest rate le taux d’intĂ©rĂŞt
loan un emprunt (borrower’s point of view)
un prĂŞt
(lender’s point of view)
microchip une puce**
receipt un reçu
savings  Ă©pargne (f)
savings account un compte d’Ă©pargne
share of stock une action
statement un relevĂ© (de compte)
stock market la bourse
sum, amount, total le montant
tax un impĂ´t
transfer un virement
withdrawal un retrait
yield le rendement

 * Un RIB (relevĂ© d’identitĂ© bancaire) is a slip of paper that provides all the information needed to set up a money transfer. You’ll be asked for one when setting up automated bill payments, such as for utilities.

** All French cards are pin and chip; in some places, vendors have no idea what to do with a traditional "swipe" card.

job un emploi
un boulot
 
(informal)
minimum wage le SMIC (salaire minimum interprofessionnel de croissance)
raise une augmentation de salaire
retired Ă  la retraite
salary le traitement
unemployment
unemployed
 le chĂ´mage
au chĂ´mage
wages le salaire
work le travail
   
cheap bon marchĂ©
cost of living le coĂ»t de la vie
expensive cher, pas donnĂ©
good value un bon rapport qualitĂ©-prix
standard of living le niveau de vie
thrifty Ă©conome
   
Verbs (click for conjugations)
to buy acheter
to cash a check toucher un chèque
to change money (into euros) changer de l’argent (en euros)
to count compter
to deposit (into an account) dĂ©poser (sur un compte)
to earn gagner
to endorse a check endosser un chèque
to need avoir besoin de
to paycash payeren espèces, en liquide
with a credit card avec une carte
with traveler’s checks avec des chèques de voyage
to save money faire des Ă©conomies
to sell vendre
to sign signer
to spend dĂ©penser
to transfer virer
to withdraw retirer
to write a check faire un chèque

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