Baby Talk

French baby talk
French has quite a bit of "baby talk" or "kiddie speak" - words and expressions which are typically used by children or when talking to children. Even if you don't talk to kids in French, this informal language is important to recognize, as baby talk can also be found in jokes and in conversations with friends.

   

Beach and Pool

Beach and pool - French vocabulary
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.

   

Boating

French boating terms
Ready to put your sea legs to work? Here's a bunch of French vocab related to boating, including types of boats, onboard directions, and useful verbs.

Body

French body parts
Knowing the parts of the body can come in handy when playing sports, clothes shopping, seeing the doctor, and more. Learn how to talk about your body in French, from head to toe.

   

Bon – Informal Synonyms

Informal synonyms for bon - French adjectives
Students often ask "how can I sound more French?" and my first recommendation is always to work on vocabulary. In French classes, you tend to learn the most common, basic terms, like bon, which is a typical and very useful adjective that tends to be overused. Read this lesson for some informal ways to say "good," including how to pronounce them.

   

Bon Synonyms

Synonyms for bon - French adjectives
Students often ask "how can I sound more French?" and my first recommendation is always to work on vocabulary. In French classes, you tend to learn the most common, basic terms, like bon, which is a typical and very useful adjective that tends to be overused. Read this lesson to learn some different ways to say "good," including how to pronounce them.

   

Bus

French bus vocabulary
Whether local or long-haul, French buses are a great way to get around, so here's the French vocabulary you need to navigate the station, buy tickets, and arrive safely at your destination.

   

Calendar

French calendar
Knowing the days of the week, months of the year, and seasons will come in handy when traveling, making plans with friends, talking about history, and lots more.

   

Cars and Driving

Cars and driving - French vocabulary
Driving comes with a whole mess of rules (that I can't help you with) as well as some specialized French vocabulary (which I can). Learn how to drive in French with this vocab list.

   

Chores

French chores
No one likes to do them, but everyone has to. Learn how to talk about common household chores in French.

Christmas Vocabulary

French Christmas vocabulary
Christmas is celebrated in many countries around the world, though the exact traditions and foods vary greatly. Here are some general French Christmas terms to help you celebrate.

   

Ci- Prefix

French prefix ci-The French prefix ci- can be added to various parts of speech to indicate the location or inclusion of something mentioned in a document (ci-joint, ci-inclus...)

   

Clothing

French clothing
Learn the French words for clothing so that you can dress yourself in French. Click any underlined word or phrase to hear it pronounced.