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French words

It’s easy to learn French words with these free French audio lessons. The Rocket French team has created an online list of common French words to help you survive in a French-speaking environment.

We’ve included the English translation, audio for French pronunciation, and helpful cultural tips along the way!

Common French Words

Le Grand Robert de la langue française, one of the biggest and most renowned dictionaries of the French language contains about 100,000 words and over 350,000 definitions. Do you need to know them all? Of course not. Don’t waste your time learning words and phrases that you'll never use.

The experts say that you only need a vocabulary of the 300 most common French words to be able to communicate well in French. Why not check them out today?

French Swear Words

Swear words are very commonly used in France and other French speaking countries. French swear words are not just used to express displeasure, but also to convey happiness, excitement or even sadness. Important: If you are easily offended then please do not go to this lesson. We have included it because it is a significant part of the French language that you are likely to come across.

French Travel Words

Knowing these French travel words will make your stay in France much more comfortable and enjoyable!

After this lesson you'll be able to ask for what you need in French, find your way around a hotel, and share any concerns you have with the hotel staff. Get started today!

Talk about your family

How do you say "parents" in French? It's a lot easier than you may think! This lesson covers how to talk about your family in French. It also gives more insight on the use of masculine and feminine words in French, something we don't need to worry about in English thankfully!

Discuss your hobbies

These next few lessons cover common hobbies that you may do, and the vocabulary associated with them. - How to talk about different types of music in French,

Everyone loves shopping in France

If you love shopping then these are key lessons to make sure you get a great deal (and order the right thing). Remember, a hearty Bonjour Madame/Monsieur goes a long way in any French shop. Check out these French lessons: - Going shopping in French,

I hope you find these free language lessons on French words helpful.

Happy learning!

Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team