Beginning French Vocabulary
Most Common French Words
What are the most common French words?
French Gender Quiz
Have you been learning your nouns with gender?
Communicate with doctors, dentists, nurses, and pharmacists.
Change money, payment methods, manage bank accounts.
Learn to talk about your favorite clothes in French.
All the colors of the rainbow, and then some.
Learn the French names for countries.
Essential French vocabulary and verbs for talking to a dentist.
Useful vocabulary for driving in France.
Emergency + Disaster
Memorize this list of French vocabulary for both medical and non-medical emergencies.
It's always fun to talk about your family.
French Terms in English
Déjà vu, je ne sais quoi, à la mode, and many more French terms commonly used in English.
Can you say desk, dresser, sink... in French?
Hobbies, Sports, Games
Talk about your pastimes in French.
Make your hotel reservation, ask about services, and pay your bill.
Drinks - Les Boissons
Eat, drink, and be merry! If you want to purchase your favorite beverage at a restaurant, bar, or grocery store, you need to be able to say it in French. Here's a list of the most common drinks, with sound files. À la vôtre !
Languages + Nationalities
Some common languages and nationalities in French.
Happy, sad, worried, and more.
Secretaries, office supplies...
On the phone
Useful French vocabulary for talking on the phone.
French vocab to describe yourself and everyone you know.
Describe someone physically: height, weight, eye color, etc.
Quantities, Weights, and Measures
Needed for shopping and following recipes in French.
Renting a Car
Special French vocabulary for renting a car.
French Greetings - Les Salutations
Learn how to say hello, hi, how are you, and other ways to greet people in French.
French School Vocabulary
Learn some French vocabulary related to school, including different types of schools and school supplies.
A table of common spelling equivalents between French and English - it'll help your vocabulary to grow by leaps and bounds!
Washing, putting on make-up, and shaving.
Means and methods of transportation.
Essential phrases to help you get around, including directions, accomodations, and more.
First French Words
First French Words, illustrated by David Melling and compiled by Neil Morris, is a perfect book for introducing children to French.
French Numbers - Nombres
Learn to count in French with French cardinal numbers.
Before You Know It - Review of French Learning Software
Before You Know It is a software program that can help you learn and remember French vocabulary.