Compound Noun Plurals

French compound nounsFrench compound nouns are made up of two or more words, often connected by hyphens. Making them plural can be a little tricky, but there are two rules that generally apply.

   

Crime and Justice

Crime and justice
In the unfortunate event that you ever need to talk the police about a traffic ticket - or worse - here's some French vocabulary related to crime and justice.

Cycling Terms

French cycling terms
For all the bike enthusiasts and Tour de France fanatics out there, here are some French terms to help you enjoy your ride and get the most out of the competition.

Dates

French datesIf you ever write letters, make plans, or request appointments, this lesson will be invaluable. There are a few little formulas to memorize in French, but otherwise, dates are very easy to talk about.

   

Dentist

French dentist vocabulary
Broken tooth? Jaw pain? If you need any dental work done while traveling, you'll be glad you sunk your teeth into this French vocabulary.

   

Descriptions

Descriptions in French
Setting up an online dating profile, talking to friends about someone you met, bragging about a new baby, and telling the police about a suspect have one thing in common: physical descriptions. Learn all the French vocabulary you need to describe the most common physical characteristics.

   

   

Dishes and Silverware

Dishes in French
When it's your turn to set the table, you definitely need to know the difference between une assiette and une serviette. Check out this lesson to learn the French names for a variety of dishes, silverware, and pots and pans.

   

Doctor’s Office

French for the doctor
Whether you have a chronic illness or come down with a common cold, you might have to visit the doctor during your travels. Here's some essential vocabulary for talking to doctors and getting the help you need.

   

Drinks

French drinks
Thirsty? Learn French vocabulary related to drinking and drinks, everything from from water to wine.

   

Easter

French Easter vocubulary
In 2019, Easter is on 21 April, and the week immediately preceding Easter (Sunday to Saturday) is called Holy Week. Here's all the French vocabulary you need to celebrate this Christian period of renewal.

   

Emergencies and Disasters

French emergency vocabulary
While this isn't the most cheerful of French vocabulary lists, it's an important one. Learn how to talk about any kind of personal or public emergency that you'll hopefully never encounter.

   

Essential French

Essential French phrases
Knowing just a few key words and phrases can be very helpful in your French classes, while traveling in France, and everywhere in between.

   

Family

French family vocabulary
Learn how to talk about your entire family in French, including step-family, family-in-law, adoptive family, and more.