2,001 Most Useful French Words
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2,001 Most Useful French Words

Heather McCoy

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2,001 Most Useful French Words

Heather McCoy

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The ideal travel companion and at-home reference, this volume features over 2,000 common French words, each accompanied by a brief definition, a sentence in French demonstrating proper usage, and a translation. These up-to-date terms cover twenty-first century digital technologies and consumer electronics, and a convenient reference section offers greetings and words related to directions, restaurant orders, and other everyday activities, plus helpful tips on vocabulary and grammar.

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Alphabetical Section


à in, at, to
Je dois aller à la mairie pour récupérer des documents.
I need to go to the town hall to pick up some documents.
abeille f. bee
Elle est allergique aux piqûres d’abeilles.
She is allergic to bee stings.
abîmer ruin, damage, spoil
Si tu ne fais pas attention, tu vas abîmer ton pantalon.
If you’re not careful, you’ll ruin your pants.
abonner, s’ to subscribe
Je veux m’abonner à cette revue, mais elle est trop chère.
I want to subscribe to this journal, but it’s too expensive.
aborder to tackle, to approach
On va faire attention en abordant ce problème.
We’re going to be very careful when tackling this problem.
abri m. shelter
Il y a un abri antiatomique chez mes grand-parents.
There’s a bomb shelter at my grandparents’ house.
absent(e) absent
Il est souvent absent de notre classe.
He’s frequently absent from our class.
absolument absolutely
Il faut absolument que tu m’appelles demain.
You absolutely must call me tomorrow.
accablant(e) oppressive, damning
Cette chaleur est vraiment accablante.
This heat is truly oppressive.
accepter to accept
Le gouvernement accepte la responsabilité des problèmes du pays.
The government accepts responsibility for the country’s problems.
accès m. access
L’accès aux quais est interdit.
Access to the platforms is forbidden.
accompagner to accompany, go with
Je peux vous accompagner?
May I accompany you?
accord m. accord, agreement
Est-ce qu’il a donné son accord pour le projet?
Did he give his agreement for the project?
accro addict
Elle passe des heures et des heures sur Facebook—c’est une accro!
She spends hours and hours on Facebook—she’s an addict!
achat m. purchase
Je sais que ce sac est un achat impulsif mais, je l’adore!
I know this handbag was an impulse purchase, but I love it!
acheter to buy
Elle veut acheter cette voiture, mais elle n’a pas assez d’argent.
She wants to buy this car but doesn’t have enough money.
action f. action.
Mon cousin aime bien les films d’action.
My cousin loves action films.
actions f. stock or shares
Comme il a des problèmes d’argent en ce moment, il doit vendre toutes ses actions.
Since he is having money problems, he needs to sell all his stocks.
actualité f. current events, news
Ce problème fait toujours la une de l’actualité.
This problem is always in the headlines.
actuel(le) present, current
Quel est l’état actuel de la situation politique dans votre pays?
What is the current state of the political situation in your country?
actuellement currently, at the time being
On a peu de travail actuellement.
We have little work at the time being.
adapter to adapt
Le cinéaste désire adapter cette pièce au cinéma.
The filmmaker wants to adapt this play for film.
adapter, s’ to adjust to
Tu dois t’adapter à la nouvelle situation.
You should adapt to the new situation.
addition f. bill, check
L’addition, s’il vous plaît!
The check, please!
ado adolescent, teen
Il est vrai que les films de vampires sont très appréciés par les ados en ce moment.
It is true that vampire movies are really liked by teens these days.
adopter to adopt
L’Assemblé nationale a décidé d’adopter...

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
  6. Alphabetical Section
  7. Category Section
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APA 6 Citation

McCoy, H. (2012). 2,001 Most Useful French Words ([edition unavailable]). Dover Publications. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/111779/2001-most-useful-french-words-pdf (Original work published 2012)

Chicago Citation

McCoy, Heather. (2012) 2012. 2,001 Most Useful French Words. [Edition unavailable]. Dover Publications. https://www.perlego.com/book/111779/2001-most-useful-french-words-pdf.

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McCoy, H. (2012) 2,001 Most Useful French Words. [edition unavailable]. Dover Publications. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/111779/2001-most-useful-french-words-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

McCoy, Heather. 2,001 Most Useful French Words. [edition unavailable]. Dover Publications, 2012. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.