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French Love Language - L'amour et l'amitié

Express yourself in the language of love

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French Love Language - L'amour et l'amitié
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If French is the language of love, what better language is there with which to express your love? Here are some key French words and phrases related to love, friendship, and special occasions. Click on the link to hear the word or phrase pronounced.

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love     amour
love at first sight     le coup de foudre
friendship     amitié

I love you     Je t'aime
I love you too     Moi aussi, je t'aime
How to say I love you in French - step by step

I adore you     Je t'adore
Will you marry me?     Veux-tu m'épouser ?

to kiss     embrasser
to French kiss     galocher (learn more)
to date     sortir avec
to fall in love (with)     tomber amoureux (de)
   (not "tomber en amour")
to get engaged     se fiancer à (or avec)
to get married     se marier avec

engagement     les fiançailles
marriage     le mariage
wedding     les noces, le mariage
wedding anniversary     l'anniversaire de mariage
honeymoon     la lune de miel (learn more)

St. Valentine's Day (card)
   (une carte de) la Saint-Valentin

present     un cadeau
flowers     des fleurs
candy     des bonbons
clothes     des vêtements
perfume     du parfum
jewelry     des bijoux
engagement ring     une bague de fiançailles
wedding ring     une alliance

husband     un mari, un époux
wife     une femme, une épouse

fiance     un fiancé, une fiancée*

lover     un amant, une amante

boyfriend     un copain
girlfriend     une copine

friend     un ami, une amie*

dear, sweetheart     chéri, chérie*

* Same pronunciation for masculine and feminine version.


Quiz: French love language
How well do you speak the language of love? Find out with this quiz on French love language.

French terms of endearment
French has all kinds of interesting terms of endearment, including a rather odd assortment of barnyard animals. Check out this list of French terms of endearment to use with your loved ones (both romantic and familial).

Expressions with "love"
The English word "love" is found in many different expressions - learn how to translate them into French.

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