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French Football Dictionary or Glossary[edit]

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Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A[edit]

French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
à /a/ (prep) to, at, in
à-coup /aku/ (nm) jolt
abonnement /abɔnmɑ̃/ (nm) subscription
abord (d' ~) /abɔʀ/ (nm) first
aborder /abɔʀde/ (vt) to approach, to tackle
abords /abɔʀ/ (nmpl) surroundings
abri /abʀi/ (nm) (a) shelter
accabler /akɑble/ (vt) to overwhelm
accélérer /akseleʀe/ (vt) to accelerate
accord (d'~) /dakɔʀ/ (nm) OK
accorder /akɔʀde/ (vt) to grant, award
accrocher (s') /akʀɔʃe/ (vpr) to hang on
accroître /akʀwatʀ/ (vt) to increase
accueillir /akœjiʀ/ (vt) to receive / welcome
accuser /akyze/ (vt) to show
acharné, e /aʃaʀne/ (adj) ferocious
acheter /aʃ(ə)te/ (vt) to buy
action /aksjɔ̃/ (nf) a move
actionnaire /aksjɔnɛʀ/ (nmf) shareholder
actualités /aktɥalite/ (nfpl) current affairs
actuellement /aktɥɛlmɑ̃/ (adv) currently
adjoint, e /adʒwɛ̃, wɛ̃t/ (adj) deputy
admettre /admɛtʀ/ (vt) to admit
adresser /adʀese/ (vt) to send
adversaire /advɛʀsɛʀ/ (nmf) an opponent
adverse /advɛʀs/ (adj) opposing
aérien, -ienne /aeʀjɛ̃,ɛn/ (adj) overhead
affaire /afɛʀ/ (nf) matter, deal
affaires /afɛʀ/ (nfpl) things
affichage /afiʃaʒ/ (nm) display
affoler (s') /afɔle/ (vpr) to panic
affronter /afʀɔ̃te/ (vt) to confront
affût /afy/ (nm) look-out
afin (+ de) /afɛ̃/ (prep) in order to
afin que /afɛ̃/ (prep) so that
âge /ɑʒ/ (nm) age
âgé, e /ɑʒe/ (adj) aged
agir (s'~ de) /aʒiʀ/ (vimp) to be a question of
agité, e /aʒite/ (adj) hectic
agrandir (s'~) /aɡʀɑ̃diʀ/ (vpr) to expand / grow
aile /ɛl/ (nf) wing
ailier, -ière /elje, jɛʀ/ (nm,f) winger
ailleurs /ajœʀ/ (adv) somewhere else
aimer /eme/ (vt) to like, to love
ainsi /ɛ̃si/ (adv) like this, thus
aire /ɛʀ/ (nf) area
aise /ɛz/ (nf) joy, ease
ajouter /aʒute/ (vt) to add to
ajuster /aʒyste/ (vt) to aim at
alentours /alɑ̃tuʀ/ (nmpl) surroundings
alerte /alɛʀt/ (nf) alert, scare
aligner /aliɲe/ (vt) to line up, to field (a team)
alimenter /alimɑ̃te/ (vt) to feed
allant /alɑ̃/ (nm) drive
alléchant, e /aleʃɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) attractive
aller /ale/ (vi) to go
alors (que) /alɔʀ/ (conj) while, (though)
ambiance /ɑ̃bjɑ̃s/ (nf) atmosphere
ambre /ɑ̃bʀ/ (adj) amber
âme /ɑm/ (nf) soul
amener /am(ə)ne/ (vt) to lead up to, assist
ami, e /ami/ (nm, nf) friend
amical, e (mpl -aux) /amikal/ (adj) friendly
amorcer /amɔʀse/ (vt) to initiate
amortir /amɔʀtiʀ/ (vt) to trap / control
an /ɑ̃/ (nm) year (age)
ancien, -ienne /ɑ̃sjɛ̃, ɑ̃sjɛn/ (adj) old, former
anglais, e /ɑ̃ɡlɛ, ɛz/ (adj) English
angle /ɑ̃ɡl/ (nm) corner
Angleterre /ɑ̃ɡlətɛʀ/ (nf) England
angulaire /ɑ̃ɡylɛʀ/ (adj) corner
animation /animasjɔ̃/ (nf) activity
animé, e /anime/ (adj) lively
année /ane/ (nf) year
anniversaire /anivɛʀsɛʀ/ (adj) anniversary, birthday
annuler /anyle/ (vt) to call off, nullify
antijeu /ɑ̃tiʒø/ (nm) unsporting behaviour
août /u(t)/ (nm) August
apparaître /apaʀɛtʀ/ (vi) to appear
apparition /apaʀisjɔ̃/ (nf) appearance
appel /apɛl/ (nm) call, appeal
appeler (s'~) /aple/ (vpr) to be called
apport /apɔʀ/ (nm) contribution
apporter /apɔʀte/ (vt) to bring, to give
apprendre /apʀɑ̃dʀ/ (vt) to learn
apprêter (se) /apʀete/ (vpr) to prepare (to)
après /apʀɛ/ (prep) after
après-demain /apʀɛdmɛ̃/ (adv) on the day after tomorrow
après-midi /apʀɛ-midi/ (nm, nf) afternoon
arbitrage /aʀbitʀaʒ/ (nm) refereeing
arbitre /aʀbitʀ/ (nm) referee
argent /aʀʒɑ̃/ (nm) silver, money
arracher /aʀaʃe/ (vt) to snatch
arrêt /aʀɛ/ (nm) stop, save
arrêter /aʀete/ (vt) to stop
arrière /aʀjɛʀ/ (nm) full-back, rear
arriver /aʀive/ (vt) to arrive
ascendant, e /asɑ̃dɑ̃,ɑ̃t/ (adj) rising
asseoir (s'~) /aswaʀ/ (vpr) to sit (down)
assez /ase/ (adv) enough, quite
assister (à) /asiste/ (vt) to attend, to be (present) at
assommer /asɔme/ (vt) to knock out, to overwhelm
astucieux, -ieuse /astysjø, øz/ (adj) smart, clever
atout /atu/ (nm) asset, advantage
attaquant, e /atakɑ̃,ɑ̃t/ (nm,f) forward
attaque /atak/ (nf) attack
attaquer /atake/ (vt) to attack
atteindre /atɛ̃dʀ/ (vt) to reach / hit
attendre /atɑ̃dʀ/ (vt) to wait for
atterrir /atɛʀiʀ/ (vi) to land
au /o/ (prep) at the / in the (à + le)
au-dessus /od(ə)sy/ (adv) above, over
aucun, e /okœ̃, yn/ (adj) (not) any
aucun, e /okœ̃, okyn/ (pron) none
aujourd'hui /oʒuʀdɥi/ (adv) today
auprès (de) /opʀɛ/ (prep) beside, with
auquel /okɛl/ (pron) who, to whom
aussi /osi/ (adv) also, as
aussitôt /osito/ (adv) immediately
autant /otɑ̃/ (adv) as much, as many
autour (de) /otuʀ/ (prep) around
autre /otʀ/ (adj) other
autre /otʀ/ (pron) other
autrefois /otʀəfwa/ (adv) in the past
autrement /otʀəmɑ̃/ (adv) differently, otherwise
aux /o/ (prep) at the / in the (à + les)
avance /avɑ̃s/ (nf) advance, lead
avancer /avɑ̃se/ (vi) to move forward
avant /avɑ̃/ (nm) forward, front
avant /avɑ̃/ (prep) before, in front
avant-hier /avɑ̃tjɛʀ/ (adv) on the day before yesterday
avantage /avɑ̃taʒ/ (nm) advantage
avec /avɛk/ (prep) with
avertir /avɛʀtiʀ/ (vt) to caution, to warn
avertissement /avɛʀtismɑ̃/ (nm) caution
avis /avi/ (nm) opinion, advice
avoir /avwaʀ/ (vt) to have
avouer (se) /avwe/ (vpr) to admit
avril /avʀil/ (nm) April

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B[edit]

French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
balle /bal/ (nf) ball
ballon /balɔ̃/ (nm) ball
balnéothérapie /balneoteʀapi/ (nf) hydrotherapy
banc /bɑ̃/ (nm) bench
baraque /baʀak/ (nf) shack
barrage /baʀaʒ/ (nm) barrier
barre /baʀ/ (nf) bar
bas /bɑ/ (nm) lower part
bas, basse /bɑ, bɑs/ (adj) low
basculer /baskyle/ (vi) to take a sudden turn, to tip up
base /bɑz/ (nf) basis
battre /batʀ/ (vt) to beat, be beaten
battre (se) /batʀ/ (vpr) to fight
beau, bel, belle /bo, bɛl, bɛl/ (adj) nice, successful
beau, bel, belle /bo, bɛl/ (adv) nicely (in expressions)
beaucoup (de) /boku/ (adv) much, many
bénéfice /benefis/ (nm) advantage, profit
bénéficier (de) /benefisje/ (vi) to benefit (from)
besogneux, -euse /bəzɔɲø, øz/ (adj) industrious
besoin /bəzwɛ̃/ (nm) need
bête /bɛt/ (nf) beast
bien /bjɛ̃/ (adv) well
bientôt /bjɛ̃to/ (adv) soon
bienvenue /bjɛ̃vny/ (nf) welcome
bilan /bilɑ̃/ (nm) balance sheet, outcome
billet /bijɛ/ (nm) ticket
biscotte /biskɔt/ (nf) ready-made toast
blanc, blanche /blɑ̃, blɑ̃ʃ/ (adj) white, blank
blessé, e /blese/ (adj) injured
blesser (se) /blese/ (vpr) to hurt / injure oneself
blessure /blesyʀ/ (nf) injury
bleu, e /blø/ (adj) blue
bloquer /blɔke/ (vt) to block, obstruct
bois /bwa/ (nm) wood, woodwork
boiter /bwate/ (vi) to limp
bon marché /bɔ̃ maʀʃe/ (adj) cheap
bon, bonne /bɔ̃, bɔn/ (adj) good, right
bonheur /bɔnœʀ/ (nm) happiness, luck
bonjour /bɔ̃ʒuʀ/ (nm) hello
bonsoir /bɔ̃swaʀ/ (nm) good evening, good night
bord (au ~ de) /bɔʀ/ (nm) edge, side
bosser /bɔse/ (vi) to work hard
botte /bɔt/ (nf) boot
botter /bɔte/ (vt) to kick
boucher /buʃe/ (vt) to block
boue /bu/ (nf) mud
bouffée /bufe/ (nf) puff, breath
bouger /buʒe/ (vi) to move
boule /bul/ (nf) ball, head
bouleverser /bulvɛʀse/ (vt) to turn upside down, upset, disrupt
boulot /bulo/ (nm) job
bourde /buʀd/ (nf) blunder
bousculer /buskyle/ (vt) to jostle, push
bout /bu/ (nm) end, tip
boxer /bɔkse/ (vt) to punch
bras /bʀɑ/ (nm) arm
brassard /bʀasaʀ/ (nm) arm-band
break /bʀɛk/ (nm) break, break point
briller /bʀije/ (vi) to shine
brin /bʀɛ̃/ (nm) sprig, twig
briscard /bʀiskaʀ/ (nm) veteran
briser /bʀize/ (vt) to break
brossé, e /bʀɔse/ (adj) brushed
brosser /bʀɔse/ (vt) to brush
brouillard /bʀujaʀ/ (nm) fog
brûler /bʀyle/ (vt) to burn
but /by(t)/ (nm) goal
buteur, euse /bytœʀ, øz/ (nm,f) striker, goal-scorer

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C[edit]

French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
ça /sa/ (pron) that
cadre /kɑdʀ/ (nm) framework
cadré, e /kɑdʀe/ (vt) well-placed
cafouillage /kafujaʒ/ (nm) scramble
cage /kaʒ/ (nf) goal
calendrier /kalɑ̃dʀje/ (nm) schedule
camp /kɑ̃/ (nm) end / side (team)
capacité /kapasite/ (nf) ability
capitaine /kapitɛn/ (nm) captain
capter /kapte/ (vt) to collect, to capture
car /kaʀ/ (conj) because, for
carence /kaʀɑ̃s/ (nf) shortcoming
carrière /kaʀjɛʀ/ (nf) career
carte /kaʀt/ (nf) card
carton /kaʀtɔ̃/ (nm) card
cas /ka/ (nm) case
casquette /kaskɛt/ (nf) cap
casser (se) /kɑse/ (vpr) to break
cauchemardesque /koʃəmaʀdɛskə/ (adj) nightmarish
ce /sə/ (dem) this
ceci /səsi/ (pron) this
céder /sede/ (vt) to yield, give up
ceinturé, e /sɛ̃tyʀe/ (adj) grasped by the waist
cela /səla/ (pron) it, that
célébrer /selebʀe/ (vt) to celebrate
celle /sɛl/ (pron) that, the one
celles /sɛl/ (pron) those, the ones
celui /səlɥi/ (pron) that, the one
cent /sɑ̃/ (num) (a) hundred
central, e (mpl: -aux) /sɑ̃tʀal, o/ (adj) central
centre /sɑ̃tʀ/ (nm) a centre / cross
centrer /sɑ̃tʀe/ (vt) to cross / pass to the centre
cependant /səpɑ̃dɑ̃/ (adv) however
cercle /sɛʀkl/ (nm) circle
certainement /sɛʀtɛnmɑ̃/ (adv) certainly
certains /sɛʀtɛ̃/ (pron) some people
certes /sɛʀt/ (adv) certainly
cerveau (pl -eaux) /sɛʀvo/ (nm) brain
ces /se/ (dem) these
cet, cette /sɛt, sɛt/ (dem) this
ceux /sø/ (pron) those, the ones
chacun, e /ʃakœ̃, -yn/ (pron) each one
chahuter /ʃayte/ (vt) to heckle
chaîne /ʃɛn/ (nf) channel (TV)
champ /ʃɑ̃/ (nm) field
champion,-ionne /ʃɑ̃pjɔ̃, jɔn/ (nm,f) champion
championnat /ʃɑ̃pjɔna/ (nm) championship
chance /ʃɑ̃s/ (nf) luck, chance
chanceux, -euse /ʃɑ̃sø, øz/ (adj) lucky
changement /ʃɑ̃ʒmɑ̃/ (nm) change, substitution
changer /ʃɑ̃ʒe/ (vt) to change
chanter /ʃɑ̃te/ (vt) to sing
chantier /ʃɑ̃tje/ (nm) building site
chapeau (pl -eaux) /ʃapo/ (nm) hat
chaque /ʃak/ (adj) each, every
charge /ʃaʀʒ/ (nf) challenge, tackle
chaud, e /ʃo, ʃod/ (adj) warm, hot
chauffer (se) /ʃofe/ (vpr) to warm (oneself)
chaussettes /ʃosɛt/ (nfpl) socks
chaussures /ʃosyʀ/ (nfpl) footwear, boots
chemin /ʃəmɛ̃/ (nm) way, path
chercher /ʃɛʀʃe/ (vt) to look for, to seek
cheville /ʃ(ə)vij/ (nf) ankle
chez /ʃe/ (prep) at the home of
chiffre /ʃifʀ/ (nm) figure, number
chirurgical, e (mpl: -aux) /ʃiʀyʀʒikal, o/ (adj) surgical
choc /ʃɔk/ (nm) clash
choisir /ʃwaziʀ/ (vt) to choose
choix /ʃwa/ (nm) choice
chose /ʃoz/ (nf) thing
chute /ʃyt/ (nf) fall
chuter /ʃyte/ (vt) to fall
ci /si/ (adv) this, here
ci-dessous /sidəsu/ (adv) below
ci-dessus /sidəsy/ (adv) above
cible /sibl/ (nf) target
cibler /sible/ (vt) to target
cinglant, e /sɛ̃ɡlɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) stinging
cinq /sɛ̃k/ (num) five
cinquante /sɛ̃kɑ̃t/ (num) fifty
cinquième /sɛ̃kjɛm/ (num) fifth
ciseau (pl -eaux) /sizo/ (nm) scissors
civière /sivjɛʀ/ (nf) stretcher
claquage /klakaʒ/ (nm) hamstring injury?
claquer /klake/ (vt) to slap
claquer (se) /klake/ (vpr) to pull (a muscle)
classement /klasmɑ̃/ (nm) table, placing, standing
clé, clef /kle/ (nf) key
club /klœb/ (nm) club
coach /kotʃ/ (nm) coach
coéquipier, -ière /koekipje, jɛʀ/ (nm,f) team-mate
cœur /kœʀ/ (nm) heart
coin /kwɛ̃/ (nm) corner
coller /kɔle/ (vt) to stick
combat /kɔ̃ba/ (nm) battle
combien (de) /kɔ̃bjɛ̃/ (adv) how much, many
combler /kɔ̃ble/ (vt) to make good, to fulfil
comme /kɔm/ (conj) like, as
commencer (à) /kɔmɑ̃se/ (vi, vt) to start (to do something)
comment /kɔmɑ̃/ (adv) how
complet, -ète /kɔ̃plɛ, ɛt/ (adj) complete
complètement /kɔ̃plɛtmɑ̃/ (adv) completely
compliqué, e /kɔ̃plike/ (adj) complicated, difficult
comportement /kɔ̃pɔʀtəmɑ̃/ (nm) behaviour, conduct
comprendre /kɔ̃pʀɑ̃dʀ/ (vt) to include, understand
compris, e /kɔ̃pʀi, -z/ (adj) included, agreed
compte /kɔ̃t/ (nm) account
compter /kɔ̃te/ (vt) to count
compteur /kɔ̃tœʀ/ (nm) meter, counter
concentrer (se) /kɔ̃sɑ̃tʀe/ (vpr) to concentrate
concours /kɔ̃kuʀ/ (nm) competition
concrétiser /kɔ̃kʀetize/ (vt) to make something happen, to score
concurrence /kɔ̃kyʀɑ̃s/ (nf) competition
concurrent, e /kɔ̃kyʀɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (nm,f) competitor, rival
condition /kɔ̃disjɔ̃/ (nf) condition
conduite /kɔ̃dɥit/ (nf) management, supervision
confiance /kɔ̃fjɑ̃s/ (nf) trust, faith
connaître /kɔnɛtʀ/ (vt) to know
conseiller /kɔ̃seje/ (vt) to advise
conservation /kɔ̃sɛʀvasjɔ̃/ (nf) retention
conserver /kɔ̃sɛʀve/ (vt) to keep / retain
consignes /kɔ̃siɲ/ (nf) instructions
constater /kɔ̃state/ (vt) to notice
construire /kɔ̃stʀɥiʀ/ (vt) to build (up)
contenir /kɔ̃t(ə)niʀ/ (vt) to hold / contain
contestable /kɔ̃tɛstabl/ (adj) questionable
continuer /kɔ̃tinɥe/ (vt) to continue
contourner /kɔ̃tuʀne/ (vt) to bypass, to get round
contrat /kɔ̃tʀa/ (nm) contract
contre /kɔ̃tʀ/ (prep) against
contre-performance /kɔ̃tʀəpɛʀfɔʀmɑ̃s/ (nf) poor performance
contre-pied (à) /kɔ̃tʀəpje/ (nm) on the wrong foot
contrer /kɔ̃tʀe/ (vt) to counter, to block
contrevenant, e /kɔ̃tʀəv(ə)nɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (nm,f) offender
contrôle /kɔ̃tʀol/ (nm) control
contrôler /kɔ̃tʀole/ (vt) to control
convaincre /kɔ̃vɛ̃kʀ/ (vt) to convince
copain /kɔpɛ̃/ (nm) (male) friend
copine /kɔpin/ (nf) (female) friend
cordeau (pl -eaux) /kɔʀdo/ (nm) string
corner /kɔʀnɛʀ/ (nm) corner
corps /kɔʀ/ (nm) body
costaud, e /kɔsto, d/ (adj) strong
côté /kote/ (nm) side, wing
cou-de-pied /ku də pje/ (nm) instep
coucher (se) /kuʃe/ (vpr) to lie down
coude /kud/ (nm) elbow
couler /kule/ (vi) to sink, go under
couleur /kulœʀ/ (nf) colour
couloir /kulwaʀ/ (nm) corridor
coup /ku/ (nm) blow
coupable /kupabl/ (adj) guilty
coupe /kup/ (nf) cup
couper /kupe/ (vt) to intersect, to cut across
coupure /kupyʀ/ (nf) break
courir /kuʀiʀ/ (vi) to run
cours /kuʀ/ (nm) course
course /kuʀs/ (nf) race
court, e /kuʀ, kuʀt/ (adj) short, small
coûter /kute/ (vt) to cost
couvrir /kuvʀiʀ/ (vt) to cover
craindre /kʀɛ̃dʀ/ (vt) to be afraid of, to fear
crampe /kʀɑ̃p/ (nf) cramp
crampon /kʀɑ̃pɔ̃/ (nm) stud
cran /kʀɑ̃/ (nm) notch
craquer /kʀake/ (vi) to crack, split
créativité /kʀeativite/ (nf) creativity
critique /kʀitik/ (nf) criticism, critic
croc /kʀo/ (nm) fang
croche-patte /kʀɔʃpat/ (nm) lit. “hook-paw”
croche-pied /kʀɔʃpje/ (nm) lit. “hook-foot”
croire (à, en) /kʀwaʀ/ (vt) to believe (in)
croiser /kʀwaze/ (vt) to cross, to angle
croix /kʀwa/ (nf) cross
cuillère /kɥijɛʀ/ (nf) spoon
cuisse /kɥis/ (nf) thigh
culottes /kylɔt/ (nfpl) shorts
curieux, -ieuse /kyʀjø, jøz/ (adj) curious

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D[edit]

French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
danger /dɑ̃ʒe/ (nm) danger
dans /dɑ̃/ (prep) in
davantage /davɑ̃taʒ/ (adv) more, longer
de /də/ (prep) of
débloquer /deblɔke/ (vt) to unblock
déborder /debɔʀde/ (vt) to outflank (an opponent)
déboulé /debule/ (nm) charge
debout /dəbu/ (adv) standing, up
début /deby/ (nm) beginning
débuter /debyte/ (vi) to begin
décalage /dekalaʒ/ (nm) gap
décaler /dekale/ (vt) to put back or bring forward
décembre /desɑ̃bʀ/ (nm) December
déception /desɛpsjɔ̃/ (nf) disappointment
décevant, e /des(ə)vɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) disappointing
déchirure /deʃiʀyʀ/ (nf) strain, rupture
décider /deside/ (vt) to decide
décisif, -ive /desizif, iv/ (adj) decisive
décision /desizjɔ̃/ (nf) decision
déclarer /deklaʀe/ (vt) to declare
décocher /dekɔʃe/ (vt) to fire, to shoot
décoller /dekɔle/ (vi) to take off, to lift off
déconvenue /dekɔ̃vəny/ (nf) disappointment
découdre (en) /dekudʀ/ (vt) to have a fight
découper /dekupe/ (vt) to cut out, carve up
découvrir /dekuvʀiʀ/ (vt) to discover
décrire /dekʀiʀ/ (vt) to describe, to follow
déçu, e /desy/ (adj) disappointed
dedans /dədɑ̃/ (adv) inside
défaire (se ~ de) /defɛʀ/ (vpr) to get rid of
défaite /defɛt/ (nf) defeat
défection /defɛksjɔ̃/ (nf) non-appearance
défense /defɑ̃s/ (nf) defence
défenseur, -euse /defɑ̃sœʀ, øz/ (nm,f) defender
défensif, -ive /defɑ̃sif, iv/ (adj) defensive
défensivement /defɑ̃sivmɑ̃/ (adv) defensively
défi /defi/ (nm) challenge
définitif, -ive /definitif, iv/ (adj) final
dégagement /deɡaʒmɑ̃/ (nm) clearance
dégager /deɡaʒe/ (vt) to clear
dégâts /deɡɑ/ (nmpl) damage
dehors (en ~ de) /dəɔʀ/ (adv) outside, apart from
déjà /deʒa/ (adv) already
delà (au ~ de) /dəla/ (adv) beyond
délirant, e /deliʀɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) frenzied, delerious
demain /dəmɛ̃/ (adv) tomorrow
demander /dəmɑ̃de/ (vt) to ask (for)
démarqué, e /demaʀke/ (adj) unmarked
démarquer (se) /demaʀke/ (vpr) to lose one's marker, to stand out from the crowd
démarrer /demaʀe/ (vi) to start / get moving
démener (se) /dem(ə)ne/ (vpr) to exert oneself, to struggle
démentiel, démentielle /demɑ̃sjɛl/ (adj) crazy
demi /d(ə)mi/ (nm) half-back
demi-finale /d(ə)mi-final/ (nf) semi-final
demi-volée /d(ə)mi-vɔle/ (nf) half-volley
demi, e /d(ə)mi/ (adj) half
démission /demisjɔ̃/ (nf) resignation
dénicheur, -euse /deniʃœʀ, øz/ (nm,f) discoverer
départ /depaʀ/ (nm) start
dépassé, e /depɑse/ (adj) overtaken, overwhelmed
dépense /depɑ̃s/ (nf) expense
dépenser (se) /depɑ̃se/ (vpr) to exert oneself
dépité, e /depite/ (adj) vexed
déplacement /deplasmɑ̃/ (nm) trip
déplacer (se) /deplase/ (vpr) to move, travel
déposséder /depɔsede/ (vt) to dispossess
dépôt /depo/ (nm) deposit
depuis /dəpɥi/ (prep) since
dernier, -ière /dɛʀnje, jɛʀ/ (adj) last
déroulement /deʀulmɑ̃/ (vt) course, development
déroute /deʀut/ (nf) rout
derrière /dɛʀjɛʀ/ (prep) behind
des /de/ (det) some
dès /dɛ/ (prep) from
dès que /dɛ kə/ (prep) as soon as
désapprobation /dezapʀɔbasjɔ̃/ (nf) dissent
descente /desɑ̃t/ (nf) an attack down the field, descent
déséquilibrer /dezekilibʀe/ (vt) to throw (an opponent) off balance, to topple?
désigné, e /deziɲe/ (adj) designated
désormais /dezɔʀmɛ/ (adv) from now on
dessus /d(ə)sy/ (nm) top
détacher (se) /detaʃe/ (vpr) to break away
détendre (se ~) /detɑ̃dʀ/ (vpr) to relax
déterminé, e /detɛʀmine/ (adj) determined
détourner /detuʀne/ (vt) to deflect
détrempé, e /detʀɑ̃pe/ (adj) waterlogged
deux /dø/ (num) two
deuxième /døzjɛm/ (num) second
devancer /d(ə)vɑ̃se/ (vt) to be / go ahead of
devant /d(ə)vɑ̃/ (adv) in front, ahead
devant /d(ə)vɑ̃/ (prep) in front of, ahead of
devants /d(ə)vɑ̃/ (nmpl) front
devenir /dəv(ə)niʀ/ (vi) to become
déviation /devjasjɔ̃/ (nf) deflection
dévier /devje/ (vt) to deviate, to deflect
deviner /d(ə)vine/ (vt) to guess
devoir /d(ə)vwaʀ/ (vt) to have to, to owe
diable /djɑbl/ (nm) devil
diagonale /djaɡɔnal/ (nf) diagonal (pass)
difficile /difisil/ (adj) difficult
difficulté /difikylte/ (nf) difficulty
diffuser /difyze/ (vt) to broadcast
dimanche /dimɑ̃ʃ/ (nm) Sunday
diminuer /diminɥe/ (vi) to diminish
dingue /dɛ̃ɡ/ (adj) crazy
dire /diʀ/ (vt) to say
direct, e /diʀɛkt/ (adj) direct, straight
directement /diʀɛktəmɑ̃/ (adv) directly, straight
discuter /diskyte/ (vt) to discuss
disponible /dispɔnibl/ (adj) available
dispositif /dispozitif/ (nm) plan, operation
distraire /distʀɛʀ/ (vt) to distract
division /divizjɔ̃/ (nf) division
dix /dis, di, diz/ (num) ten
dix-huitième /dizɥitjɛm/ (num) eighteenth
dix-neuvième /diznœvjɛm/ (num) nineteenth
dix-septième /dis(s)ɛtjɛm/ (num) seventeenth
dixième /dizjɛm/ (num) tenth
domicile /dɔmisil/ (nm) home
dominer /dɔmine/ (vt) to dominate / outclass
donc /dɔ̃k/ (conj) so, then, therefore
donner /dɔne/ (vt) to give, to produce
dont /dɔ̃/ (pron) including, whose, which
dormir /dɔʀmiʀ/ (vi) to sleep
dos /do/ (nm) back
doser /doze/ (vt) to measure out
doublé /duble/ (nm) double success
doubler /duble/ (vt) to double
doucement /dusmɑ̃/ (adv) gently, quietly, slowly
doute /dut/ (nm) doubt
douzième /duzjɛm/ (num) twelfth
drapeau (pl -eaux) /dʀapo/ (nm) a flag
dribble /dʀibl/ (nm) dribble
dribbler /dʀible/ (vi,vt) to dribble (past)
droit /dʀwa/ (nm) right (legal)
droit, e /dʀwa, dʀwat/ (adj) right
droite /dʀwat/ (nf) right (side)
droitier, -ière /dʀwatje, jɛʀ/ (nm,f) right-footed player
drôle (de) /dʀol/ (adj) strange, funny
du /dy/ (det) some
duel /dɥɛl/ (nm) duel, battle
dur, e /dyʀ/ (adj) hard
durant /dyʀɑ̃/ (prep) during, for
durcir (se) /dyʀsiʀ/ (vpr) to harden, to become more serious
durée /dyʀe/ (nf) duration

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
eau /o/ (nf) water
écart /ekaʀ/ (nm) gap, difference
échanger /eʃɑ̃ʒe/ (vt) to exchange
échappée /eʃape/ (nf) break, escape
échapper /eʃape/ (vt) to escape
échauffement /eʃofmɑ̃/ (nm) warm-up
échec /eʃɛk/ (nm) failure
échouer (dans) /eʃwe/ (vi) to fail, to end up (in)
éclairage /eklɛʀaʒ/ (nm) light, lighting
éclairer /ekleʀe/ (vt) to light (up), to throw light on
éclat /ekla/ (nm) brilliance
éclatant, e /eklatɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) brilliant
école /ekɔl/ (nf) school
écoper /ekɔpe/ (vti) to take (a punishment)
écouter /ekute/ (vt, vi) to listen (to)
écrasant, e /ekʀɑzɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) overwhelming, crushing
écraser /ekʀaze/ (vt) to crush, to flatten
écrire /ekʀiʀ/ (vt) to write
écrouler (s') /ekʀule/ (vpr) to collapse
effacer /efase/ (vt) to erase
effectif /efɛktif/ (nm) squad
effectuer /efɛktɥe/ (vt) to carry out, to make (a move)
effet /efɛ/ (nm) effect, spin
effleuré /eflœʀe/ (adj) grazed
effleurer /eflœʀe/ (vt) to touch lightly
également /eɡalmɑ̃/ (adv) also, equally
égalisation /eɡalizasjɔ̃/ (nf) equalisation
égaliser /eɡalize/ (vi) to equalize
égalité /eɡalite/ (nf) equality
élan /elɑ̃/ (nm) momentum, run-up
élancer (s') /elɑ̃se/ (vpr) to rush forward, to take a run-up
élément /elemɑ̃/ (nm) element, part
élimination /eliminasjɔ̃/ (nf) elimination
éliminatoires /eliminatwaʀ/ (nfpl) qualifying rounds
elle /ɛl/ (pron) she, her, it
elles /ɛl/ (pron) they (feminine plural)
elles-mêmes /ɛlmɛm/ (pron) themselves
éloigner (s') /elwaɲe/ (vpr) to move away (from)
élongation /elɔ̃ɡasjɔ̃/ (nf) a strained muscle
élu, e /ely/ (adj) elected
emballant, e /ɑ̃balɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) thrilling
embuscade /ɑ̃byskad/ (nf) ambush
émission /emisjɔ̃/ (nf) programme, broadcast
emmêler (s') /ɑ̃mele/ (vpr) to tangle
emmener /ɑ̃mne/ (vt) to take (away), to lead
emparer (s') + de /ɑ̃paʀe/ (vpr) to grab / seize
empêcher /ɑ̃peʃe/ (vt) to prevent
emporter /ɑ̃pɔʀte/ (vt) to carry off, win (a prize)
en /ɑ̃/ (prep) in, by
en /ɑ̃/ (pron) some / any (of it)
encadrement /ɑ̃kɑdʀəmɑ̃/ (nm) staff
encaisser /ɑ̃kese/ (vt) to take (punishment)
enchaînement /ɑ̃ʃɛnmɑ̃/ (nm) sequence
enchaîner /ɑ̃ʃene/ (vt, vi) to link up, to continue
encore /ɑ̃kɔʀ/ (adv) again, still
endiguer /ɑ̃diɡe/ (vt) to hold back
endommagé, e /ɑ̃dɔmaʒe/ (adj) damaged
endroit /ɑ̃dʀwa/ (nm) place
enfin /ɑ̃fɛ̃/ (adv) at last, finally
enfoncer /ɑ̃fɔ̃se/ (vt) to beat / hammer
enfoncer (s') /ɑ̃fɔ̃se/ (vpr) to plunge into
engagé, e /ɑ̃ɡaʒe/ (adj) committed
engagement /ɑ̃ɡaʒmɑ̃/ (nm) kick-off, commitment
enjeu /ɑ̃ʒø/ (nm) stake
enlever /ɑ̃l(ə)ve/ (vt) to remove
ennuyeux, -euse /ɑ̃nɥijø, øz/ (adj) boring
enrhumer /ɑ̃ʀyme/ (vt) to give a cold (to someone)
ensemble /ɑ̃sɑ̃bl/ (adv) together
ensuite /ɑ̃sɥit/ (adv) then, next
entaché, e /ɑ̃taʃe/ (adj) marred
entame /ɑ̃tam/ (nf) start (lit. first slice)
entendre /ɑ̃tɑ̃dʀ/ (vt) to hear
entier, -ière /ɑ̃tje, ɑ̃tjɛʀ/ (adj) whole
entorse /ɑ̃tɔʀs/ (nf) sprain
entouré, e /ɑ̃tuʀe/ (adj) surrounded
entraînement /ɑ̃tʀɛnmɑ̃/ (nm) training
entraîneur /ɑ̃tʀɛnœʀ/ (nm) coach, trainer
entre /ɑ̃tʀ/ (prep) between
entre-deux /ɑ̃tʀ-dø/ (nm) dropped ball
entre-saison /ɑ̃tʀə-sɛzɔ̃/ (nf) close season, summer break
entrée /ɑ̃tʀe/ (nf) entry, entrance
entrer /ɑ̃tʀe/ (vt) to enter
entretien /ɑ̃tʀətjɛ̃/ (nm) 1. interview, 2. upkeep
envergure /ɑ̃vɛʀɡyʀ/ (nf) calibre, scale
envie /ɑ̃vi/ (nf) urge
environ /ɑ̃viʀɔ̃/ (adv) about
envoi /ɑ̃vwa/ (nm) sending
envoler (s') /ɑ̃vɔle/ (vpr) to soar, to take off
envoyer /ɑ̃vwaje/ (vt) to send
éponge /epɔ̃ʒ/ (nf) sponge
épouvantable /epuvɑ̃tabl/ (adj) appalling
épreuve /epʀœv/ (nf) event, test
épuisé, e /epɥize/ (adj) exhausted, sold out
équipe /ekip/ (nf) team
escompté, e /ɛskɔ̃te/ (adj) anticipated
espace /ɛspas/ (nf) space
espérer /ɛspeʀe/ (vt) to hope for
espoir /ɛspwaʀ/ (nm) hope, hopeful
Espoirs /ɛspwaʀ/ (nmpl) hopefuls
esquiver /ɛskive/ (vt) to dodge
essai /esɛ/ (nm) trial, test
essayer /eseje/ (vti) to try
essouffler (se) /esufle/ (vpr) to get out of breath, to run out of steam
et /e/ (conj) and, both
étape /etap/ (nf) step, stage
état /eta/ (nm) state, condition
été /ete/ (nm) summer
étincelant, e /etɛ̃s(ə)lɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) sparkling
étirement /etiʀmɑ̃/ (nm) stretching
étoile /etwal/ (nf) star
être /ɛtʀ/ (v) to be
étrenner /etʀene/ (vt) to use or wear for the first time
étriller /etʀije/ (vt) to defeat, to crush
européen, -enne /øʀɔpeɛ̃, ɛn/ (adj) european
événement /evɛnmɑ̃/ (nm) event
évitable /evitabl/ (adj) avoidable
éviter /evite/ (vt) to avoid
excentré, e /ɛksɑ̃tʀe/ (adj) off-centre
exclure /ɛksklyʀ/ (vt) to expel
exclusion /ɛksklyzjɔ̃/ (nf) a sending-off
exécuter /ɛɡzekyte/ (vt) to perform, to execute
exécution /ɛɡzekysjɔ̃/ (nf) carrying out
expérimenté /ɛkspeʀimɑ̃te/ (adj) experienced
expulser /ɛkspylse/ (vt) to send off
extérieur, e /ɛksteʀjœʀ/ (adj) away, outside
extrémité /ɛkstʀemite/ (nf) end

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
face /fas/ (nf) face, side
fâcher (se ~) /fɑʃe/ (vpr) to get angry
facile /fasil/ (adj) easy
facilement /fasilmɑ̃/ (adv) easily
façon /fasɔ̃/ (nf) way
faible /fɛbl/ (adj) weak
faiblesse /fɛblɛs/ (nf) weakness
faiblir /febliʀ/ (vi) to weaken
faire /fɛʀ/ (vt) to do, to make
faire (se) /fɛʀ/ (vpr) to get, become
falloir /falwaʀ/ (vimp) to be needed
fatigue /fatiɡ/ (nf) fatigue
fatigué, e /fatiɡe/ (adj) tired
faucher /foʃe/ (vt) to mow / bring down
faufiler (se ~ dans) /fofile/ (vpr) to worm one's way into
faute /fot/ (nf) foul
faveur /favœʀ/ (nf) favour
favori, -ite /favɔʀi, it/ (nm,f) favorite
fédération /fedeʀasjɔ̃/ (nf) federation
feinte /fɛ̃t/ (nf) dummy, fake
fer /fɛʀ/ (nm) iron
fermer /fɛʀme/ (vti) to close
fêter /fete/ (vt) to celebrate
feuille /fœj/ (nf) sheet (of paper)
février /fevʀije/ (nm) February
fiche /fiʃ/ (nf) form
fier, -ière /fjɛʀ/ (adj) proud
figure /fiɡyʀ/ (nf) face
filant, e /filɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) flying, dashing
filer /file/ (vi) to fly, to dash
filet /filɛ/ (nm) net
fin /fɛ̃/ (nf) end
finale /final/ (nf) final (match)
finalement /finalmɑ̃/ (adv) finally
fini, e /fini/ (adj) finished, over
finir /finiʀ/ (vti) to finish
finisseur, -euse /finisœʀ, -øz/ (nmf) finisher
finition /finisjɔ̃/ (nf) finishing
flanc /flɑ̃/ (nm) flank
flottement /flɔtmɑ̃/ (nm) hesitation
fois /fwa/ (nf) time (occasion)
foncé, e /fɔ̃se/ (adj) dark (coloured)
fond /fɔ̃/ (nm) back, depth
foot /fut/ (nm) football
forces /fɔʀs/ (nfpl) forces, troops
forfait /fɔʀfɛ/ (nm) withdrawal
formation /fɔʀmasjɔ̃/ (nf) training
forme /fɔʀm/ (nf) form, fitness
formidable /fɔʀmidabl/ (adj) great, incredible
fort, e /fɔʀ, fɔʀt/ (adj) strong
fossé /fose/ (nf) gap, ditch
fou, fol, folle /fu, fɔl/ (adj) mad, crazy
foule /ful/ (nf) crowd
foulure /fulyʀ/ (nf) sprain
fracturé, e /fʀaktyʀe/ (adj) fractured
franc, franche /fʀɑ̃, fʀɑ̃ʃ/ (adj) free
français, e /fʀɑ̃sɛ, ɛz/ (adj) French
France /fʀɑ̃s/ (nf) France
franchir /fʀɑ̃ʃiʀ/ (vt) get over, cross
frappe /fʀap/ (nf) shot
frapper /fʀape/ (vt) to strike
frayeur /fʀɛjœʀ/ (nf) fright, scare
freiner /fʀene/ (vt) to slow down
friser /fʀize/ (vt) to be within a hair's breadth of, to verge on
froid, e /fʀwa, -d/ (adj) cold
frôler /fʀole/ (vt) to brush against, to come close to
fusée /fyze/ (nf) (space) rocket

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
gabarit /ɡabaʀi/ (nm) build (of a player)
gâché, e /ɡɑʃe/ (adj) wasted
gag /ɡaɡ/ (nm) joke
gagnant, e /ɡaɲɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) winning
gagner /ɡaɲe/ (vt) to gain, win
gant /ɡɑ̃/ (nm) glove
garde /ɡaʀd/ (nm) guard
garder /ɡaʀde/ (vt) to keep
gardien, -ienne /ɡaʀdjɛ̃, jɛn/ (nm,f) keeper
gars /ɡɑ/ (nm) lad, bloke
gaspiller /ɡaspije/ (vt) to waste
gauche /ɡoʃ/ (adj) left
gaucher, -ère /ɡoʃe, ɛʀ/ (adj) left-handed / footed
gaucher,-ère /ɡoʃe, ɛʀ/ (nm,f) left-handed / footed
gazon /ɡɑzɔ̃/ (nm) grass
gêner /ʒene/ (vt) to hinder, to hamper
général, e (mpl -aux) /ʒeneʀal, o/ (adj) general
génial, e /ʒenjal/ (adj) brilliant, fantastic
genou /ʒ(ə)nu/ (nm) knee
gens /ʒɑ̃/ (nmpl) people
gentil, -le /ʒɑ̃ti, -j/ (adj) nice, kind
gérer /ʒeʀe/ (vt) to manage, to handle
geste /ʒɛst/ (nm) gesture, action, (move)
glace /ɡlas/ (nf) ice, glass
glissant, e /ɡlisɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) slippery
glissé, e /ɡlise/ (adj) sliding
glisser /ɡlise/ (vt) to slip, to slide
gotha /ɡɔta/ (nm) a “who's who”
grâce /ɡʀɑs/ (nf) grace
gradins /ɡʀadɛ̃/ (nmpl) terraces
grand-chose /ɡʀɑ̃ʃoz/ (nm) big deal
grand, e /ɡʀɑ̃, ɡʀɑ̃d/ (adj) big, main
gratuit, e /ɡʀatɥi, -t/ (adj) free
grenat /ɡʀəna/ (adj) dark red
gris, e /ɡʀi, -z/ (adj) grey
gros, grosse /ɡʀo, ɡʀos/ (adj) big, large
groupe /ɡʀup/ (nm) group, team
guère (ne ~) /ɡɛʀ/ (adv) hardly

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
habileté /abilte/ (nf) skill
habiter /abite/ (vti) to live (in)
habitué, e /abitɥe/ (adj) used to
habituel, habituelle /abitɥɛl/ (adj) usual
haché, e / 'aʃe/ (adj) jerky
hausser /'ose/ (vt) raise
haut, e / 'o, 'ot/ (adj) high
hauteur /'ɔtœʀ/ (nf) height, level
hériter /eʀite/ (vt) to inherit
heure /œʀ/ (nf) time, hour
heureusement /œʀøzmɑ̃/ (adv) fortunately
heurter (à) /'œʀte/ (vt) to hit, to bump into
hexagonal, e (mpl -aux) /ɛɡzaɡɔnal/ (adj) national (French)
hier /jɛʀ/ (adv) yesterday
histoire /istwaʀ/ (nf) story, fuss
hiver /ivɛʀ/ (nm) winter
hivernal, e (mpl -aux) /ivɛʀnal, o/ (adj) winter, wintry
homme /ɔm/ (nm) man
homologue /ɔmɔlɔɡ/ (nm) counterpart
homologuer /ɔmɔlɔɡe/ (vt) to approve, to ratify
honneur /ɔnœʀ/ (nm) honour
horloge /ɔʀlɔʒ/ (nm) clock
hors /'ɔʀ/ (prep) outside, out of
hors-jeu /'ɔʀʒø/ (nm, inv) offside, out of play
huis-clos (à) /ɥi-klo/ (nm) in camera
huit /'ɥi(t)/ (num) eight
huitième /'ɥitjɛm/ (num) eighth
humeur /ymœʀ/ (nf) mood, temper
huppé, e / 'ype/ (adj) posh

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
ici /isi/ (adv) here, now
il /il/ (pron) he, it
illégal, e (mpl -aux) /i(l)leɡal/ (adj) illegal
illustrer (se) /i(l)lysʀe/ (vpr) to become famous
ils /il/ (pron) they (masc plural)
imbattable /ɛ̃batabl/ (adj) unbeatable
immédiat, e /imedja, jat/ (adj) immediate
impliqué, e /ɛ̃plike/ (adj) involved
importuner /ɛ̃pɔʀtyne/ (vi) to distract
imposer (s') /ɛ̃poze/ (vpr) to assert oneself
impressionnant, e /ɛ̃pʀesjɔnɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) impressive
imprévisible /ɛ̃pʀevizibl/ (adj) unpredictable
impulsion /ɛ̃pylsjɔ̃/ (nf) impulse, impetus
inattendu, e /inatɑ̃dy/ (adj) unexpected
incertain, e /ɛ̃sɛʀtɛ̃, ɛn/ (adj) uncertain
incidence /ɛ̃sidɑ̃s/ (nf) effect
incliner (s') /ɛ̃kline/ (vpr) to bow down, to lose
incontournable /ɛ̃kɔ̃tuʀnabl/ (adj) essential, major, key
incorrection /ɛ̃kɔʀɛksjɔ̃/ (nf) improper behaviour
indemnité /ɛ̃dɛmnite/ (nf) compensation
indiscutable /ɛ̃diskytabl/ (adj) unquestionable
individuel, individuelle /ɛ̃dividɥɛl/ (adj) individual, personal
infraction /ɛ̃fʀaksjɔ̃/ (nf) offence, breach
inquiéter /ɛ̃kjete/ (vt) to worry
inscrire /ɛ̃skʀiʀ/ (vt) to note down, to score
insigne /ɛ̃siɲ/ (nm) badge, insignia
instance /ɛ̃stɑ̃s/ (nf) authority
instant /ɛ̃stɑ̃/ (nm) moment, instant
insuffisant, e /ɛ̃syfizɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) inadequate
intensifier /ɛ̃tɑ̃sifje/ (vt) to intensify
inter /ɛ̃tɛʀ/ (nm) inside forward
intéressant, e /ɛ̃teʀesɑ̃, -t/ (adj) interesting
intérieur, e /ɛ̃teʀjœʀ/ (adj) inside
international , e, (mpl. ~aux) /ɛ̃tɛʀnasjɔnal, -o/ (adj) international
interrompre /ɛ̃teʀɔ̃pʀ/ (vt) to interrupt
inutile /inytil/ (adj) useless, unnecessary
invaincu, e /ɛ̃vɛ̃ky/ (adj) undefeated
inverser /ɛ̃vɛʀse/ (vt) to reverse
invraisemblable /ɛ̃vʀɛsɑ̃blabl/ (adj) incredible, unlikely
issue /isy/ (nf) exit, outcome

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
jaillir /ʒajiʀ/ (vi) to spring out
jamais /ʒamɛ/ (adv) ever
jambe /ʒɑ̃b/ (nf) leg
janvier /ʒɑ̃vje/ (nm) January
jaune /ʒon/ (adj) yellow
je, j' /ʒə, ʒ/ (pron) I
jeter /ʒ(ə)te/ (vt) to throw (in)
jeter (se) /ʒ(ə)te/ (vpr) to throw oneself
jeu /ʒø/ (nm) game, play
jeudi /ʒødi/ (nm) Thursday
jeune /ʒœn/ (adj) young
joindre /ʒwɛ̃dʀ/ (vt) to join
jouable /ʒwabl/ (adj) feasible, playable
jouer (à) /ʒwe/ (vi, vt) to play (sport)
joueur, joueuse /ʒwœʀ, ʒwøz/ (adj) adventurous
joueur, joueuse /ʒwœʀ, ʒwøz/ (nm,f) player
jour /ʒuʀ/ (nm) day
journal (pl. -aux) /ʒuʀnal, ʒuʀno/ (nm) newspaper (s), radio news
journée /ʒuʀne/ (nf) day
juge /ʒyʒ/ (nm) judge
juger /ʒyʒe/ (vt) to judge
juillet /ʒɥijɛ/ (nm) July
juin /ʒɥɛ̃/ (nm) June
jusqu'à /ʒysk(ə)a/ (prep) as far as, until
juste /ʒyst/ (adj) right, close, tight

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
kiné /kine/ (nmf) physio (person)

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L[edit]

French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
la /la/ (det) the
la /la/ (pron) her, it
/la/ (adv) there
là-bas /labɑ/ (adv) there, over there
là-dedans /lad(ə)dɑ̃/ (adv) in here, in there
là-dessus /lad(ə)sy/ (adv) on here, on there
lâche /lɑʃ/ (adj) slack, cowardly
lâcher /lɑʃe/ (vt) to let go of, release
lacune /lakyn/ (nf) gap, shortcoming
laisser /lese/ (vt) to leave
langue /lɑ̃ɡ/ (nf) tongue, language
laquelle /lakɛl (pron) which, who
largement /laʀʒəmɑ̃/ (adv) widely, easily
largeur /laʀʒœʀ/ (nf) width
latéral, e (mpl: -aux) /lateʀal, o/ (adj) lateral
laver (se ~) /lave/ (vpr) to wash
laxiste /laksist/ (adj) lax
le /lə/ (det) the
le /lə/ (pron) him, it
légèrement /leʒɛʀmɑ̃/ (adv) lightly, slightly
lendemain /lɑ̃dmɛ̃/ (nm) the next day
lent, e /lɑ̃, lɑ̃t/ (adj) slow
lentement /lɑ̃tmɑ̃/ (adv) slowly
lequel /ləkɛl/ (pron) which, who
les /le/ (det) the (plural)
les /le/ (pron) them
lesquels, lesquelles /lekɛl/ (pron) which, who
leur /lœʀ/ (det) their
leur /lœʀ/ (pron) them
lever /l(ə)ve/ (vt) to lift, raise
lever (se) /l(ə)ve/ (vpr) to get / stand up
libéro /libeʀo/ (nm) sweeper
libre /libʀ/ (adj) free
lice /lis/ (nf) contention
lieu /ljø/ (nm) place
ligne /liɲ/ (nf) line
ligue /liɡ/ (nf) league
liste /list/ (nf) list
livre /livʀ/ (nm) book
livrer (se) /livʀe/ (vpr) to carry out, do
lob /lɔb/ (nm) chip, lob
lober /lɔbe/ (vi,vt) to lob (over), to chip
local, e (mpl -aux) /lɔkal, lɔko/ (adj) local
loger (se) /lɔʒe/ (vpr) to lodge itself (in)
loi /lwa/ (nf) law
loin /lwɛ̃/ (adv) far (away)
lointain, e /lwɛ̃tɛ̃, -ɛn/ (adj) distant
loisir /lwaziʀ/ (nm) leisure
long, longue /lɔ̃, lɔ̃ɡ/ (adj) long
longtemps /lɔ̃tɑ̃/ (adv) a long time
longueur /lɔ̃ɡœʀ/ (nf) length
lors de /lɔʀdə/ (adv) at the time of, during
lorsque /lɔʀsk(ə)/ (conj) when
louange /lwɑ̃ʒ/ (nf) praise
louer /lwe/ (vt) to hire, to rent
louper /lupe/ (vt) to miss, to bungle
lourd, e /luʀ, luʀd/ (adj) heavy, serious
loyal, e (mpl -aux) /lwajal, o/ (adj) loyal, fair
lucarne /lykaʀn/ (nf) top corner (lit. skylight)
lui /lɥi/ (pron) he, him, she, her
lui-même /lɥimɛm/ (pron) himself
lundi /lœ̃di/ (nm) Monday
lunettes /lynɛt/ (nfpl) glasses
lutte /lyt/ (nf) fight, struggle

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
ma /ma/ (det) my (f)
madame /madam/ (nf) madam, Ms, Mrs.
mademoiselle /madmwazɛl/ (nf) miss, Ms, Miss
magistral, e (mpl -aux) /maʒistʀal/ (adj) brilliant, magnificent
mai /mɛ/ (nm) May
maillot /majo/ (nm) shirt, jersey
main /mɛ̃/ (nf) hand, handball
mainmise /mɛ̃miz/ (nf) grip, stranglehold
maintenant /mɛ̃t(ə)nɑ̃/ (adv) now
maintien /mɛ̃tjɛ̃/ (nm) staying up (lit. mainetnance)
mais /mɛ/ (conj) but
maîtrise /metʀiz/ (nf) mastery, control
maîtriser /metʀize/ (vt) to control
mal /mal/ (adj) bad, wrong
mal /mal/ (adv) badly, wrongly
mal (pl maux) /mal/ (nm) pain, trouble
malgré /malɡʀe/ (prep) despite
malheureusement /malœʀøzmɑ̃/ (adv) unfortunately
manches /mɑ̃ʃ/ (nfpl) sleeves
manger /mɑ̃ʒe/ (vt) to eat
manier /manje/ (vt) to handle
manque /mɑ̃k/ (nm) lack
manquer /mɑ̃ke/ (vt) to miss, to lack
marcher /maʀʃe/ (vi) to walk, to work
mardi /maʀdi/ (nm) Tuesday
mare /maʀ/ (nf) pond, pool
marine /maʀin/ (adj) navy (blue)
marquage /maʀkaʒ/ (nm) marking
marque /maʀk/ (nf) mark, score, bearings
marquer /maʀke/ (vi, vt) to score (a goal), to mark (a player)
marron /maʀɔ̃/ (adj) brown
mars #N/A (nm) March
match /matʃ/ (nm) match
matin /matɛ̃/ (nm) morning
matinée /matine/ (nf) morning
mauvais, e /mɔvɛ, ɛz/ (adj) bad, wrong
me, m' /mə, m/ (pron) me, to me, myself
méchant, e /meʃɑ̃, -t/ (adj) nasty
mécontent, e /mekɔ̃tɑ̃, -t/ (adj) dissatisfied
médiane /medjan/ (nf) median
médiatique /medjatik/ (adj) media
méfier (se) /mefje/ (vpr) to be wary, careful
méforme /mefɔʀm/ (nf) lack of fitness
meilleur (le ~, la ~e) /mɛjœʀ/ (nm, nf) the best one
meilleur, e /mɛjœʀ/ (adj) better, best
mélanger /melɑ̃ʒe/ (vt) to mix
même /mɛm/ (adj) same
même /mɛm/ (adv) even
même (le / la ~) /mɛm/ (pron) the same one
menaçant, e /mənasɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) threatening
ménagé, e /menaʒe/ (adj) saved, spared
mener /m(ə)ne/ (vt) to lead
meneur, -euse /mənœʀ, øz/ (nm,f) leader
menteur, -euse /mɑ̃tœʀ, -øz/ (nm, nf) liar
mercato /mɛʀ'katɔ/ (nm) market
merci /mɛʀsi/ (nm) thank you
mercredi /mɛʀkʀədi/ (nm) Wednesday
mériter /meʀite/ (vt) to deserve
mes /me/ (det) my (pl)
mesdames /medam/ (nfpl) plural of madam, Ms, Mrs.
mesdemoiselles /medmwazɛl/ (nfpl) plural of miss, Ms, Miss
mésentente /mezɑ̃tɑ̃t/ (nf) misunderstanding, disagreement
messieurs /mesjø/ (nmpl) plural of man, sir, Mr.
mesure /m(ə)zyʀ/ (nf) measure
mètre /mɛtʀ/ (nm) metre
mettre /mɛtʀ/ (vt) to put / take
mettre (se) /mɛtʀ/ (vpr) to go, to put oneself somewhere
meubles /mœbl/ (nmpl) furniture
mi-temps /mitɑ̃/ (nf) half-time
midi /midi/ (nm) mid-day, noon
mien (le ~, la ~ne, les ~(ne)s) /mjɛ̃, mjɛn/ (pron) mine
mieux (que) /mjø kə/ (adj) better (than)
milieu /miljø/ (nm) middle, midfielder
mille /mil/ (num) thousand
milliard /miljaʀ/ (nm) billion (109)
millimétré, e /milimetʀe/ (adj) right on target
million /miljɔ̃/ (nm) million
mince /mɛ̃s/ (adj) slim
mine (faire ~ de) /min/ (nf) to pretend to
miner /mine/ (vt) to undermine, to drain
minute /minyt/ (nf) minute
miraculeux, -euse /miʀakylø, øz/ (adj) miraculous
mise /miz/ (nf) stake
mixte /mikst/ (adj) combined
moche /mɔʃ/ (adj) ugly, lousy
moi /mwa/ (pron) me, to me
moindre /mwɛ̃dʀ/ (adj) less, lower
moins (en ~) /mwɛ̃/ (adv) less, least
mois /mwa/ (nm) month
moitié /mwatje/ (nf) half
mollet /mɔlɛ/ (nm) calf
moment /mɔmɑ̃/ (nm) moment
mon /mɔ̃/ (det) my (m)
mon, ma, mes /mɔ̃, ma, mes/ (adj) my
monde, (du ~) /mɔ̃d/ (nm) world, people
monsieur /məsjø/ (nm) man, sir, Mr.
montant /mɔ̃tɑ̃/ (nm) 1. post, 2. sum total
montée /mɔ̃te/ (nf) rise, ascent, promotion
monter /mɔ̃te/ (vi, vt) to go up, to rise
montre /mɔ̃tʀ/ (nf) watch
montrer /mɔ̃tʀe/ (vt) to show
montrer (se) /mɔ̃tʀe/ (vpr) to appear
morceau (pl -eaux) /mɔʀso/ (nm) piece
mot /mo/ (nm) word
mou, mol, molle /mu, mɔl/ (adj) soft, limp
mouillé, e /muje/ (adj) wet
moulé, e /mule/ (adj) moulded
mouvement /muvmɑ̃/ (nm) move
mouvementé, e /muvmɑ̃te/ (adj) eventful, hectic
moyen, moyenne /mwajɛ̃, jɛn/ (adj) average, mediocre
mur /myʀ/ (nm) wall
muraille /myʀɑj/ (nf) great wall, fortification
muscler /myskle/ (vt) to strengthen
musculaire /myskylɛʀ/ (adj) muscular
mystère /mistɛʀ/ (nm) mystery

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
naturellement /natyʀɛlmɑ̃/ (adv) naturally
naufrage /nofʀaʒ/ (nm) (ship)wreck, collapse
né, e /ne/ (adj) born
ne... jamais /nə ʒamɛ/ (adv) never
ne... pas /nə pɑ/ (adv) not
ne... personne /nə pɛʀsɔn/ (adv) nobody
ne... plus /nə ply, -s, -z/ (adv) no longer
ne... que /nə k, -ə/ (adv) only
ne... rien /nə ʀjɛ̃/ (adv) nothing
néanmoins /neɑ̃mwɛ̃/ (adv) nevertheless
nettoyer /nɛtwaje/ (vt) to clean
neuf /nœf, nœv/ (num) nine
neuf, neuve /nœf, nœv/ (adj) new
neuvième /nœvjɛm/ (num) ninth
nez /ne/ (nm) nose
ni /ni/ (conj) neither, nor
niveau (pl -eaux) /nivo/ (nm) level, standard
noir, e /nwaʀ/ (adj) black
nom /nɔ̃/ (nm) name
nombre /nɔ̃bʀ/ (nm) number
nombreux -euse /nɔ̃bʀø, øz/ (adj) many, numerous
non /nɔ̃/ (adv) no, not
nos /no/ (det) our (plural)
note /nɔt/ (nf) note, mark
noter /nɔte/ (vt) to notice
notre /nɔtʀ/ (det) our
nous /nu/ (pron) we, us
nouveau, nouvel, nouvelle /nuvo, nuvɛl, nuvɛl/ (adj) new
novembre /nɔvɑ̃bʀ/ (nm) November
nuit /nɥi/ (nf) night
nul, nulle /nyl/ (adj) nil, null
numéro /nymeʀo/ (nm) number (numeric identifier)

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O[edit]

French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
obliger /ɔbliʒe/ (vt) to require, to oblige
obtenir /ɔptəniʀ/ (vt) to obtain
occasion /ɔkazjɔ̃/ (nf) opportunity, chance
octobre /ɔktɔbʀ/ (nm) October
oeuf /œf/ (nm) egg
offensif, -ive /ɔfɑ̃sif, iv/ (adj) attacking
on /ɔ̃/ (pron) one, we, they, you
onze /'ɔ̃z/ (num) eleven
onzième /ɔ̃zjɛm/ (num) eleventh
opportuniste /ɔpɔʀtynist/ (adj) opportunist
or /ɔʀ/ (conj) now, well, and yet
or /ɔʀ/ (nm) gold
orange /ɔʀɑ̃ʒ/ (adj) orange
ordre /ɔʀdʀ/ (nm) order
orteil /ɔʀtɛj/ (nm) toe
os (pl. os) /ɔs, o/ (nm) bone
osé, e /oze/ (adj) daring
ou /u/ (conj) or
/u/ (adv) where
/u/ (adv) where
/u/ (pron) where, when
ouais /'wɛ/ (excl) yeah, oh yeah?
oublier /ublije/ (vt) to forget
ouf / 'uf/ (excl) phew
oui /wi/ (adv) yes
ouvert, e /uvɛʀ, -ɛʀt/ (adj) open
ouverture /uvɛʀtyʀ/ (nf) opening
ouvrir /uvʀiʀ/ (vt) to open
oxygène /ɔksiʒɛn/ (nm) oxygen

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
pain /pɛ̃/ (nm) bread
pallier /palje/ (vt) to compensate for
palmarès /palmaʀɛs/ (nm) honours, list of winners
panneau (pl -eaux) /pano/ (nm) panel
papier /papje/ (nm) paper
par /paʀ/ (prep) by
parade /paʀad/ (nf) parry
paraître /paʀɛtʀ/ (vi) to appear, to seem
parce que /paʀsk(ə) (conj) because
parcours /paʀkuʀ/ (nm) journey, route
pareil, -le /paʀɛj/ (adj) similar
paresseux, -euse /paʀesø, -z/ (adj) lazy
parfaitement /paʀfɛtmɑ̃/ (adv) perfectly
parfois /paʀfwa/ (adv) sometimes
pari /paʀi/ (nm) bet, gamble
parler /paʀle/ (vi) to speak
parmi /paʀmi/ (prep) among
parole /paʀɔl/ (nf) word, speech
part /paʀ/ (nf) part, share
part (à ~) /paʀ/ (nf) apart from
partager /paʀtaʒe/ (vt) to share
partenaire /paʀtənɛʀ/ (nmf) partner
parti, e /paʀti/ (adj) gone, started
partie /paʀti/ (nf) part, game
partir /paʀtiʀ/ (vi) to go, to leave
partir (à ~ de) /paʀtiʀ/ (prep) from
partout /paʀtu/ (adv) everywhere, all
parvenir (à) /paʀvəniʀ/ (vti) to reach, to manage (with faire)
pas /pɑ/ (adv) not
passe /pɑs/ (nf) a pass
passement /pɑsmɑ̃/ (nm) passing
passer /pɑse/ (vt) to pass, to go (+ many other meanings)
passeur, -euse /pɑsœʀ, øz/ (nm,f) passer
passible /pasibl/ (adj) punishable
pause /poz/ (nf) break, pause
pauvre /povʀ/ (adj) poor
pavé /pave/ (nm) cobblestone
payant, e /pɛjɑ̃, -t/ (adj) paying, to be paid for
paysage /peizaʒ/ (nm) landscape, scene
péage /peaʒ/ (nm) toll
peaufiner /pofine/ (vt) to put the finishing touches to (work)
pécher /peʃe/ (vi) to sin, to err
peine /pɛn/ (nf) trouble
peiner /pene/ (vi) to struggle
pelouse /p(ə)luz/ (nf) football field, turf
penalty /penalti/ (nm) penalty (kick)
pencher /pɑ̃ʃe/ (vt, vi) to lean, to favour
pendant /pɑ̃dɑ̃/ (prep) during
penser /pɑ̃se/ (vti) to think
pente /pɑ̃t/ (nf) slope
pépinière /pepinjɛʀ/ (nf) tree nursery
percée /pɛʀse/ (nf) breakthrough
percer /pɛʀse/ (vt) to pierce, to break through
perclus, e /pɛʀkly, yz/ (adj) crippled
perdre /pɛʀdʀ(ə)/ (vt) to lose
période /peʀjɔd/ (nf) half (of match)
personne /pɛʀsɔn/ (pron) anyone, no one (with ne)
perte /pɛʀt/ (nf) loss
peser /pəse/ (vti) to weigh
petit pont /p(ə)ti pɔ̃/ (nm) nutmeg
petit, e /p(ə)ti, it/ (adj) small, little
peu /pø/ (adv) little, few
peur /pœʀ/ (nf) fear
peut-être /pøtɛtʀ/ (adv) perhaps
phare /faʀ/ (adj) leading, main
phase /fɑz/ (nf) phase
phoque /fɔk/ (nm) seal
physique /fizik/ (adj) physical
pichenette /piʃnɛt/ (nf) flick
pièce /pjɛs/ (nf) piece, coin, document
pied /pje/ (nm) foot
piège /pjɛʒ/ (nm) trap
pierre /pjɛʀ/ (nf) stone
piétiner /pjetine/ (vi) to make no progress
piètre /pjɛtʀ/ (adj) very poor, sorry
pile /pil/ (nf) tails (of coin)
pinceaux /pɛ̃so/ (nmpl) paint brush
piscine /pisin/ (nf) swimming pool
place /plas/ (nf) place, seat
plaie /plɛ/ (nf) a wound
plaindre (se ~ de) /plɛ̃dʀ/ (vpr) to complain about
planche /plɑ̃ʃ/ (nf) plank
planer (sur) /plane/ (vi) to hang over
planter (se) /plɑ̃te/ (vpr) to mess up
plat, e /pla, plat/ (adj) flat
plein, e /plɛ̃, plɛn/ (adj) full, complete
pleurer /plœʀe/ (vti) to weep, to mourn
plongeant, e /plɔ̃ʒɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) plunging
plongeon /plɔ̃ʒɔ̃/ (nm) dive
pluie /plɥi/ (nf) rain
plus /ply/ (adv) more
plusieurs /plyzjœʀ/ (adj) several
plutôt /plyto/ (adv) rather
poche /pɔʃ/ (nf) pocket
podium /pɔdjɔm/ (nm) podium
poids /pwa/ (nm) weight
poignet /pwaɲɛ/ (nm) wrist
poing /pwɛ̃/ (nm) fist
point /pwɛ̃/ (nm) point, spot
pointe /pwɛ̃t/ (nf) peak
pointer /pwɛ̃te/ (vt) to point
poitrine /pwatʀin/ (nf) chest
pont /pɔ̃/ (nm) bridge
portant, e /pɔʀtɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) supporting
porte /pɔʀt/ (nf) door
porte-bonheur /pɔʀt(ə)bɔnœʀ/ (nm) lucky charm
portefeuille /pɔʀtəfœj/ (nm) wallet
portier, -ière /pɔʀtje, -ɛʀ/ (nm,f) doorman (goalkeeper)
position /pozisjɔ̃/ (nf) position
possession /pɔsesjɔ̃/ (nf) possession
poste /pɔst/ (nm) playing position
poteau (pl -eaux) /pɔto/ (nm) post
poule /pul/ (nf) pool, group
pour /puʀ/ (prep) for
pourquoi /puʀkwa/ (adv) why
poursuivre (se) /puʀsɥivʀ/ (vpr) to continue
pourtant /puʀtɑ̃/ (adv) yet
pousser /puse/ (vt) to push
poussif, -ive /pusif, iv/ (adj) wheezy, laboured
pouvoir /puvwaʀ (vaux) to be able to
précédent, e /pʀesedɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) previous
predilection /pʀedilɛksjɔ̃/ (nf) preference
préliminaire /pʀeliminɛʀ/ (adj) preliminary
premier, -ière /pʀəmje, jɛʀ/ (adj) first
prendre /pʀɑ̃dʀ/ (vt) to take, to get
preneur,-euse /pʀənœʀ, øz/ (nm,f) buyer, taker
prénom /pʀenɔ̃/ (nm) first name
préparation /pʀepaʀasjɔ̃/ (nf) training, preparation
près (de) /pʀɛ/ (adv) near, close (to)
président /pʀezidɑ̃/ (nm) chairman
presque /pʀɛsk(ə)/ (adv) almost
pressé, e /pʀese/ (adj) hurried, urgent
pressing /pʀesiŋ/ (nm) pressure
pression /pʀesjɔ̃/ (nf) pressure
prêt, e /pʀɛ, pʀɛt/ (adj) ready
prêter /pʀete/ (vt) to lend
prier /pʀije/ (vti) to beg
principal, e (mpl -aux) /pʀɛ̃sipal, o/ (adj) main
pris, e /pʀi, pʀiz/ (adj) taken
prix /pʀi/ (nm) price
prochain, e /pʀɔʃɛ̃, ɛn/ (adj) next
prochaine /pʀɔʃɛn/ (nf) next time
proche /pʀɔʃ/ (adj) near
produit /pʀɔdɥi/ (nm) product
profiter (de) /pʀɔfite/ (vt) to take advantage of
profondément /pʀɔfɔ̃demɑ̃/ (adv) deeply
profondeur /pʀɔfɔ̃dœʀ (nf) depth
prolongation /pʀɔlɔ̃ɡasjɔ̃/ (nf) extra time
prolonger /pʀɔlɔ̃ʒe/ (vt) to extend
prometteur, -euse /pʀɔmetœʀ, øz/ (adj) promising
prompt, e /pʀɔ̃,t/ (adj) swift
propre /pʀɔpʀ/ (adj) own
protège-tibia /pʀɔtɛʒtibja/ (nm) shin guard / pad
pubalgie /pybalʒi/ (nf) groin strain
puis /pɥi/ (adv) then
puisque /pɥisk(ə) (conj) since, as
puissant, e /pɥisɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) powerful

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
qu'est-ce que? /kɛskə/ (pron) what?
qualification /kalifikasjɔ̃/ (nf) qualification
qualifier (se) /kalifje/ (vpr) to qualify
quand /kɑ̃/ (adv) when
quarante /kaʀɑ̃t/ (num) forty
quart /kaʀ/ (nm) quarter
quatorze /katɔʀz/ (num) fourteen
quatorzième /katɔʀzjɛm/ (num) fourteenth
quatre /katʀ/ (num) four
quatre-vingt-dix /katʀəvɛ̃dis/ (num) ninety
quatre-vingt-onze /katʀəvɛ̃ɔ̃z/ (num) ninety-one
quatre-vingt-un /katʀəvɛ̃œ̃/ (num) eighty-one
quatre-vingts /katʀəvɛ̃/ (num) eighty
quatrième /katʀijɛm/ (num) fourth
que /kə, k/ (conj) that, what, whom
quel, quelle, quels, quelles /kɛl/ (adj) what, which
quelqu'un /kɛlkœ̃/ (pron) someone
quelque /kɛlk(ə)/ (adv) approximately, (~ peu) = rather
quelque chose /kɛlkəʃoz/ (adv) something, anything
quelque(s) /kɛlkə/ (adj) some
quelquefois /kɛlkəfwa/ (adv) sometimes
queue /kø/ (nf) queue
qui /ki/ (pron) who, which
quinzaine /kɛ̃zɛn/ (nf) fortnight, about fifteen
quinze /kɛ̃z/ (num) fifteen
quinzième /kɛ̃zjɛm/ (num) fifteenth
quoi /kwa/ (pron) what, whatever
quotidien, -ienne /kɔtidjɛ̃, ɛn/ (adj) daily (paper)

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
raccrocher /ʀakʀɔʃe/ (vt) to hang up
raclée /ʀɑkle/ (nf) (a) thrashing
raconter /ʀakɔ̃te/ (vt) to tell (a story)
raison /ʀɛzɔ̃/ (nf) reason
ralenti, e /ʀalɑ̃ti/ (adj) slow
ramener /ʀam(ə)ne/ (vt) to bring back
rang /ʀɑ̃/ (nm) row, rank
ranger /ʀɑ̃ʒe/ (vt) to tidy up
rapidement /ʀapidmɑ̃/ (adv) fast, rapidly
rappeler /ʀap(ə)le/ (vt) to recall
rappeler (se) /ʀaple/ (vt) to recall, remember
rare /ʀɑʀ/ (adj) rare, scarce
ras, e /ʀɑ, ʀɑz/ (adj) short, close-cropped
rater /ʀate/ (vt, vi) to miss, to fail
rayon /ʀɛjɔ̃/ (nm) ray, radius
rayure /ʀɛjyʀ/ (nf) stripe
réagir /ʀeaʒiʀ/ (vi) to react, to respond
réalisation /ʀealizasjɔ̃/ (nf) achievement
rebâtir /ʀ(ə)bɑtiʀ/ (vt) to rebuild
rebondir /ʀ(ə)bɔ̃diʀ/ (vi) to bounce
rebondissement /ʀ(ə)bɔ̃dismɑ̃/ (nm) sudden new development
récemment /ʀesamɑ̃/ (adv) recently
recevoir /ʀ(ə)səvwaʀ/ (vt) to receive, get
récit /ʀesi/ (nm) account, story
réclamer /ʀeklɑme/ (vt) to claim
recroqueviller (se) /ʀ(ə)kʀɔk(ə)vije/ (vpr) to be hunched / huddled up
recrue /ʀəkʀy/ (nf) recruit
reçu /ʀəsy/ (nm) receipt
recul /ʀ(ə)kyl/ (nm) retreat
reculer /ʀ(ə)kyle/ (vi) to retreat
récupération /ʀekypeʀasjɔ̃/ (nf) recovery
récupérer /ʀekypeʀe/ (vt) to regain possession, to recover
redémarrer /ʀ(ə)demaʀe/ (vi) to start / get going again
rediffuser /ʀ(ə)difyze/ (vt) to rebroadcast
redoutable /ʀ(ə)dutabl/ (adj) formidable, tough
redouter /ʀədute/ (vt) to dread
réduire /ʀedɥiʀ/ (vt) to reduce
rééducation /ʀeedykasjɔ̃/ (nf) rehabilitation
réfléchir /ʀefleʃiʀ/ (vti) to reflect
réflexe /ʀeflɛks/ (nm) reflex
refouler /ʀ(ə)fule/ (vt) to force back, to repress
regarder /ʀəɡaʀde/ (vt) to look, watch
règle /ʀɛɡl/ (nf) rule
règlementaire /ʀɛɡləmɑ̃tɛʀ/ (adj) regulation
réglementation /ʀɛɡləmɑ̃tasjɔ̃/ (nf) rules, regulations
rejoindre /ʀ(ə)ʒwɛ̃dʀ/ (vt) to rejoin
relâcher /ʀəlɑʃe/ (vt) to release
relégation /ʀ(ə)leɡasjɔ̃/ (nf) relegation
relever /ʀəl(ə)ve/ (vt) to stand up again
remanié, e /ʀ(ə)manje/ (adj) reshuffled
remettre /ʀ(ə)mɛtʀ/ (vt) to put back
remise /ʀ(ə)miz/ (nf) delivery
remontée /ʀ(ə)mɔ̃te/ (nf) recovery, rise
remplacer /ʀɑ̃plase/ (vt) to replace
remplaҫant,e /ʀɑ̃plasɑ̃, -ɑ̃t/ (nm,f) a substitute
remplir /ʀɑ̃pliʀ/ (vt) to fill (up)
remporter /ʀɑ̃pɔʀte/ (vt) to take back, to win
renard /ʀ(ə)naʀ/ (nm) fox
rencontre /ʀɑ̃kɔ̃tʀ/ (nf) match, fixture
rencontrer (se) /ʀɑ̃kɔ̃tʀe/ (vpr) to meet
rendre (se) /ʀɑ̃dʀ/ (vpr) to surrender
renseignement /ʀɑ̃sɛɲ(ə)mɑ̃/ (nm) information
rentrée /ʀɑ̃tʀe/ (nf) return, comeback
rentrée de touche /ʀɑ̃tʀe/ (nf) (a) throw-in
rentrer /ʀɑ̃tʀe/ (vi) to go / come back in
rentrer (se) /ʀɑ̃tʀe/ (vpr) to crash
renverser /ʀɑ̃vɛʀse/ (vt) to reverse
renvoi /ʀɑ̃vwa/ (nm) return
renvoyer /ʀɑ̃vwaje/ (vt) to send back, to return
réparation /ʀepaʀasjɔ̃/ (nf) redress, compensation
repartir /ʀ(ə)paʀtiʀ/ (vi) to set off again
repenser /ʀ(ə)pɑ̃se/ (vt) to rethink
répondre /ʀepɔ̃dʀ/ (vti) to answer, reply
réponse /ʀepɔ̃s/ (nf) reply, response
repos /ʀ(ə)po/ (nm) rest
reposer (se) /ʀəpoze/ (vpr) to rest, to rely on (with sur)
repousser /ʀ(ə)puse/ (vt) to repel, push back
reprendre /ʀ(ə)pʀɑ̃dʀ/ (vt) to take back / regain /resume
reprise /ʀ(ə)pʀiz/ (nf) resumption, recapture
réputation /ʀepytasjɔ̃/ (nf) reputation
réputé, e /ʀepyte/ (adj) renowned (pour for)
rescapé, e /ʀɛskape/ (adj) surviving
réseau (pl -eaux) /ʀezo/ (nm) network
réservé, e /ʀezɛʀve/ (adj) reserved
respirer /ʀɛspiʀe/ (vi) to breathe
resserrer /ʀ(ə)seʀe/ (vt) to tighten (up)
reste /ʀɛst/ (nm) remainder
rester /ʀɛste/ (vi) to stay
résultat /ʀezylta/ (nm) result
rétablissement /ʀetablismɑ̃/ (nm) recovery (of health / fitness)
retard /ʀ(ə)taʀ/ (nm) delay
retardement (à ~) /ʀ(ə)taʀdəmɑ̃/ (nm) late
retarder /ʀ(ə)taʀde/ (vt) to delay
retenir /ʀət(ə)niʀ/ (vt) to hold (back)
retirer /ʀətiʀe/ (vt) to withdraw
retour /ʀ(ə)tuʀ/ (nm) return (match)
retourné, e /ʀ(ə)tuʀne/ (adj) turned round
retourner /ʀətuʀne/ (vt) to turn over, to upset
retrait /ʀ(ə)tʀɛ/ (nm) withdrawal
rétrogradé, e /ʀetʀɔɡʀade/ (adj) relegated, demoted
retrouvailles /ʀ(ə)tʀuvɑj/ (nfpl) reunion
retrouver /ʀ(ə)tʀuve/ (vt) to find (again)
réunir (se) /ʀeyniʀ/ (vpr) to meet
réussir /ʀeysiʀ/ (vi) to succeed
réussite /ʀeysit/ (nf) success
revanche /ʀ(ə)vɑ̃ʃ/ (nf) revenge
rêve /ʀɛv/ (nm) dream
réveiller (se) /ʀeveje/ (vpr) to wake up
revenir /ʀəv(ə)niʀ/ (vi) to return
rez-de-chaussée /ʀedʃose/ (nm) ground floor
rhume /ʀym/ (nm) head-cold
ricocher /ʀikɔʃe/ (vi) to ricochet off, rebound from
rien /ʀjɛ̃/ (pron) nothing
rire /ʀiʀ/ (vi) to laugh
risque /ʀisk/ (nm) risk
rivalité /ʀivalite/ (nf) rivalry
rocambolesque /ʀɔkɑ̃bɔlɛsk/ (adj) fantastic
rôder /ʀode/ (vi) to prowl (around)
roi /ʀwa/ (nm) king
rond /ʀɔ̃/ (nm) ring
ronger /ʀɔ̃ʒe/ (vt) to gnaw
rouge /ʀuʒ/ (adj) red
rouler /ʀule/ (vi, vt) to roll
rude /ʀyd/ (adj) tough, rough
rue /ʀy/ (nf) street
rugir /ʀyʒiʀ/ (vi) to roar
rugissement /ʀyʒismɑ̃/ (nm) roar
rythme /ʀitm/ (nm) rhythm, pace

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
sa /sa/ (det) his / her (f)
sacrer /sakʀe/ (vt) to crown
saigner /seɲe/ (vt) to bleed
sain, e /sɛ̃, sɛn/ (adj) healthy
saisir /seziʀ/ (vt) to seize, grab
saison /sɛzɔ̃/ (nf) season
salut! /saly/ (excl) hi! / bye!
samedi /samdi/ (nm) Saturday
sanctioner /sɑ̃ksjɔne/ (vt) to punish, discipline
sang-froid /sɑ̃fʀwa/ (nm) self-control
sans /sɑ̃/ (prep) without
santé /sɑ̃te/ (nf) health
sauf /sof/ (prep) except
sauter /sote/ (vi) to jump
sauver /sove/ (vt) to save
sauvetage /sov(ə)taʒ/ (nm) rescue, salvage
savoir /savwaʀ/ (vt) to know
savon /savɔ̃/ (nm) soap
scander /skɑ̃de/ (vt) to chant
sceller /sele/ (vt) to seal
schéma /ʃema/ (nm) diagram
score /skɔʀ/ (nm) the score / lead
se /sə/ (pron) him/her/itself, each other
séance /seɑ̃s/ (nf) session
sécher /seʃe/ (vti) to dry, to skip
second, e /s(ə)ɡɔ̃, ɔ̃d/ (adj) second
secours /səkuʀ/ (nm) assistance
seize /sɛz/ (num) sixteen
seizième /sɛzjɛm/ (num) sixteenth
séjour /seʒuʀ/ (nm) stay, visit
sélectionneur, -euse /selɛksjɔnœʀ, -øz/ (nm,f) selector
selon /s(ə)lɔ̃/ (prep) according to
semaine /s(ə)mɛn/ (nf) week
sembler /sɑ̃ble/ (vt) to seem
semonce /səmɔ̃s/ (nf) warning
sens /sɑ̃s/ (nm) meaning, direction
sentier /sɑ̃tje/ (nm) path
sentir (se) /sɑ̃tiʀ/ (vpr) to feel
sept /sɛt/ (num) seven
septembre /sɛptɑ̃bʀ/ (nm) September
septième /sɛtjɛm/ (num) seventh
séquence /sekɑ̃s/ (nf) sequence
sérieusement /seʀjøzmɑ̃/ (adv) seriously
sérieux, -ieuse /seʀjø, jøz/ (adj) serious
serré, e /seʀe/ (adj) tight
servir /sɛʀviʀ/ (vt) to serve
ses /se/ (det) his / her (pl)
seul, e /sœl/ (adj) single, alone
seulement /sœlmɑ̃/ (adv) only
sevré /səvʀe/ (adj) weaned
short /ʃɔʀt/ (nm) shorts
si /si/ (adv) yes, so, however, as
si /si/ (conj) if
siège /sjɛʒ/ (nm) seat
siens (les) /sjɛ̃/ (nmpl) one's own people
siffler /sifle/ (vi) to blow the whistle
sifflet /siflɛ/ (nm) the whistle
signer /siɲe/ (vt) to sign
simplement /sɛ̃pləmɑ̃/ (adv) simply, just, easily
sinon /sinɔ̃/ (conj) otherwise
situation /sitɥasjɔ̃/ (nf) situation, job
six /sis/ (num) six
sixième /sizjɛm/ (num) sixth
smasher /sma(t)ʃe/ (vt) to smash
soi /swa/ (pron) oneself
soif /swaf/ (nf) thirst
soigner /swaɲe/ (vt) to look after, to treat
soir /swaʀ/ (nm) evening, night
soirée /swaʀe/ (nf) evening, party
soit /swa/ (conj) either, or, whether, given
soixante /swasɑ̃t/ (num) sixty
soixante et onze /swasɑ̃teɔ̃z/ (num) seventy-one
soixante-dix /swasɑ̃tdis/ (num) seventy
soixante-douze /swasɑ̃tduz/ (num) seventy-two
sol /sɔl/ (nm) ground, soil
solder (se) /sɔlde/ (vpr) to end (in)
soleil /sɔlɛj/ (nm) sun
solide /sɔlid/ (adj) solid, strong
sollicité, e /sɔlisite/ (adj) in demand
son /sɔ̃/ (det) his, her (m)
sondage /sɔ̃daʒ/ (nm) (opinion) poll
sort /sɔʀ/ (nm) lot, fate
sortie /sɔʀti/ (nf) exit
sortir /sɔʀtiʀ/ (vti) to go out
soudain, e /sudɛ̃, ɛn/ (adv) sudden
soudé, e /sude/ (adj) united
souffle /sufl/ (nm) breath
souhaiter /swete/ (vt) to hope for something
soulagement /sulaʒmɑ̃/ (nm) relief
soulever /sul(ə)ve/ (vt) to raise
souligner /suliɲe/ (vt) to underline
soupirail /supiʀaj/ (nm) basement window
sourire /suʀiʀ/ (vi) to smile
sous /su/ (prep) under
soutenir /sut(ə)niʀ/ (vt) to support
soutien /sutjɛ̃/ (nm) support
souvent /suvɑ̃/ (adv) often
spécial, e (mpl -aux) /spesjal, jo/ (adj) special
spectaculaire /spɛktakylɛʀ/ (adj) spectacular
spectateur, -trice /spɛktatœʀ, tʀis/ (nm,f) spectator
sport /spɔʀ/ (nm) sport
sportif, -ive /spɔʀtif, iv/ (adj) sporting, athletic
stade /stad/ (nm) stadium, stage
stopper /stɔpe/ (vi, vt) to stop
subir /sybiʀ/ (vt) to suffer
subtiliser /syptilize/ (vt) to steal
succès /syksɛ/ (nm) success
suite /sɥit/ (nf) sequel
suivant, e /sɥivɑ̃,-t/ (adj) following
suivre /sɥivʀ/ (vt) to follow
sujet (au ~ de) /syʒɛ/ (nm) about
superbe /sypɛʀb/ (adj) superb
superficie /sypɛʀfisi/ (nf) area
supplice /syplis/ (nm) torture
supplier /syplije/ (vt) to beg
sur /syʀ/ (prep) on, about
sûr, e /syʀ/ (adj) sure
surchauffé, e /syʀʃofe/ (adj) overheated
surface /syʀfas/ (nf) surface
surnom /syʀnɔ̃/ (nm) nickname
surnombre /syʀnɔ̃bʀ/ (nm) surplus
surprenant, e /syʀpʀənɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) surprising
surprise /syʀpʀiz/ (nf) surprise
surtout /syʀtu/ (adv) above all
surveiller /syʀveje/ (vt) to watch, to supervise
survêtement /syʀvɛtmɑ̃/ (nm) tracksuit
survolté /syʀvɔlte/ (adj) over-excited, highly charged
sympa(thique) /sɛ̃patik/ (adj) nice, friendly
synthétique /sɛ̃tetik/ (adj) synthetic
système /sistɛm/ (nm) system

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
ta /ta/ (det) your (f)
tableau (pl -eaux) /tablo/ (nm) board, table
tâche /tɑʃ/ (nf) task, job
tacle /takl/ (nm) tackle
tacler /takle/ (vt) to tackle
tactique /taktik/ (adj) tactical
taille /taj/ (nf) size
talent /talɑ̃/ (nm) talent
talentueux, talentueuse /talɑ̃tɥø, øz/ (adj) talented
talonnade /talɔnad/ (nf) back-heeler
tant (en tant que) /tɑ̃/ (adv) in the capacity of, as
tantôt /tɑ̃to/ (adv) sometimes, this afternoon
tard /taʀ/ (adv) late
tarder /taʀde/ (vi) to delay, to be late
te /tə/ (pron) you, yourself
technique /tɛknik/ (adj) technical
tel, -le /tɛl/ (adj) such
télévisé, e /televize/ (adj) televised
téléviseur /televisœʀ/ (nm) TV set
tellement /tɛlmɑ̃/ (adv) so much, so many
temporiser /tɑ̃pɔʀize/ (vi) to play for time
temps /tɑ̃/ (nm) time, weather
tenant, e /tənɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (nm,f) holder
tendance /tɑ̃dɑ̃s/ (nf) tendancy, trend
tendu, e /tɑ̃dy/ (adj) tense
tenir /t(ə)niʀ/ (vt, vi) to hold, to keep, to control, to resist
tension /tɑ̃sjɔ̃/ (nf) tension
tentative /tɑ̃tativ/ (nf) attempt
tenter /tɑ̃te/ (vt) to try
tenue /t(ə)ny/ (nf) kit
terminer /tɛʀmine/ (vt) to finish
terne /tɛʀn/ (adj) dull
ternir /tɛʀniʀ/ (vt) to tarnish
terrain /tɛʀɛ̃/ (nm) pitch, ground
terre /tɛʀ/ (nf) earth, ground
terroir /tɛʀwaʀ/ (nm) region
tes /te/ (det) your (pl)
tête /tɛt/ (nf) head, header
tiers /tjɛʀ/ (nm) third (fraction)
tir /tiʀ/ (nm) shot
tirage /tiʀaʒ/ (nm) pulling
tirer /tiʀe/ (vt, vi) to pull, to shoot, to take
titre /titʀ(ə)/ (nm) title
titulariser /titylaʀize/ (vt) to pick
toi /twa/ (pron) you
tomber /tɔ̃be/ (vi) to fall
ton, ta /tɔ̃, ta/ (det) your
tonitruant, e /tɔnitʀyɑ̃, ɑ̃t/ (adj) thundering
tort /tɔʀ/ (nm) fault, wrong
tôt /to/ (adv) soon, early
total, e (mpl -aux) /tɔtal, o/ (adj) total
touche /tuʃ/ (nf) touch, touchline, throw-in
toucher /tuʃe/ (vt) to touch, to hit
toujours /tuʒuʀ/ (adv) still, always
tour /tuʀ/ (nm) round, stage
tournant /tuʀnɑ̃/ (nm) turning point
tourner /tuʀne/ (vt) to turn
tournoi /tuʀnwa/ (nm) tournament
tous, toutes /tu, tut/ (adj) all, any (plur)
tout /tu/ (adv) very, quite
tout, toute /tu, tut/ (adj) all, any (sing)
trajectoire /tʀaʒɛktwaʀ/ (nf) trajectory, path
transfert /tʀɑ̃sfɛʀ/ (nm) transfer
transmettre /tʀɑ̃smɛtʀ/ (vt) to pass (on)
transmission /tʀɑ̃smisjɔ̃/ (nf) passing on, transmission
transpercer /tʀɑ̃spɛʀse/ (vt) to pierce
transversal, e (mpl -aux) /tʀɑ̃svɛʀsal/ (adj) cross
transversale /tʀɑ̃svɛʀsal/ (nf) crossbar
travail (pl -aux) /tʀavaj/ (nm) work
travailler /tʀavaje/ (vt) to work (on)
traverser /tʀavɛʀse/ (vt) to cross
trébucher /tʀebyʃe/ (vi) to stumble
treizième /tʀɛzjɛm/ (num) thirteenth
trentaine /tʀɑ̃tɛn/ (nf) about thirty
trente /tʀɑ̃t/ (num) thirty
très /tʀɛ/ (adv) very
trève /tʀɛv/ (nf) winter break
tribune /tʀibyn/ (nf) stand, grandstand
tricher /tʀiʃe/ (vi) to cheat
tricolore /tʀikɔlɔʀ/ (adj) three-coloured
trois /tʀwɑ/ (num) three
troisième /tʀwɑzjɛm/ (num) third
tromper /tʀɔ̃pe/ (vt) to deceive, to slip past
tromper (se) /tʀɔ̃pe/ (vpr) to make a mistake
trop /tʀo/ (adv) too
trophée /tʀɔfe/ (nm) trophy
trou /tʀu/ (nm) hole, gap
trouver /tʀuve/ (vt) to find
trouver (se) /tʀuve/ (vpr) to find oneself, to be
tu, t' /ty, t/ (pron) you
tuer /tɥe/ (vt) to kill
type /tip/ (nm) guy, classic example

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U[edit]

French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
un /œ̃/ (det) a, an
un-contre-un /œ̃-kɔ̃tʀ-œ̃/ (nm) one-on-one
un, e /œ̃, yn/ (num) one
un, e /œ̃, yn/ (pron) one (person)
une /yn/ (det) a, an
une /yn/ (nf) headline
unième /ynjɛm/ (num) first
uniquement /ynikmɑ̃/ (adv) only, exclusively

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French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
vague /vaɡ/ (nf) wave
vaincre /vɛ̃kʀ/ (vt) to beat, defeat
vainqueur /vɛ̃kœʀ/ (nm) victor
valable /valabl/ (adj) valid
valeur /valœʀ/ (nf) value, worth
vedette /vədɛt/ (nf) star
veille /vɛj/ (nf) the day before
vendre /vɑ̃dʀ/ (vt) to sell
vendredi /vɑ̃dʀədi/ (nm) Friday
venir /v(ə)niʀ/ (vi) to come
vent /vɑ̃/ (nm) wind
vente /vɑ̃t/ (nf) sale
ventre /vɑ̃tʀ/ (nm) middle, belly
verre /vɛʀ/ (nm) glass
vers /vɛʀ/ (prep) towards
vert, e /vɛʀ, -t/ (adj) green
vestiaire /vɛstjɛʀ/ (nm) changing room
vêtement /vɛtmɑ̃/ (nm) item of clothing
victoire /viktwaʀ/ (nf) victory
vide /vid/ (adj) empty
vie /vi/ (nf) life
vierge /vjɛʀʒ/ (adj) blank
vieux, vieille (mpl vieux) /vjø, vjɛj/ (adj) old
village /vilaʒ/ (nm) village
ville /vil/ (nf) town
vingt /vɛ̃/ (num) twenty
vingt et un /vɛ̃teœ̃/ (num) twenty-one
vingt-deux /vɛ̃tdø/ (num) twenty-two
vingt-trois /vɛ̃ttʀwɑ/ (num) twenty-three
vingtième /vɛ̃tjɛm/ (num) twentieth
violet, e /vjɔlɛ,-t/ (adj) purple
virage /viʀaʒ/ (nm) bend, corner
vis-à-vis /vizavi/ (prep) opposite, in relation to
visage /vizaʒ/ (nm) face
viser /vize/ (vt) to aim at / for
vision /vizjɔ̃/ (nf) sight, view
vite /vit/ (adv) quickly
vitesse /vitɛs/ (nf) speed
vivant, e /vivɑ̃, -t/ (adj) living
vivre /vivʀ/ (vt) to live through
voici /vwasi/ (prep) here is, here are
voie /vwa/ (nf) road, track
voilà /vwala/ (prep) there is, there are
voir /vwaʀ/ (vti) to see
voisin, e /vwazɛ̃, -in/ (nm, nf) neighbour
voiture /vwatyʀ/ (nf) car
voix /vwa/ (nf) voice
volée /vɔle/ (nf) volley
voler /vɔle/ (vti) to steal, to fly
volontaire /vɔlɔ̃tɛʀ/ (adj) intentional
vos /vo/ (det) your (plural)
votre /vɔtʀ/ (det) your
vouloir /vulwaʀ/ (vt) to want
vous /vu/ (pron) you
voûte /vut/ (nf) vault, arch
vrai, e /vʀɛ/ (adj) true, real
vraiment /vʀɛmɑ̃/ (adv) really, truly
vraisemblable /vʀɛsɑ̃blabl/ (adj) probable
y /i/ (adv) to it, there

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Y[edit]

French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
yeux /jø/ (nmpl) eyes

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Z[edit]

French Word Pronunciation Grammar English Word
zen /zɛn/ (adj) unfazed
zone /zon/ (nf) zone

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