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5 Beautiful French Words You’ll Love Saying

Known by most of the world as the language of love, French is known for its beautiful phrases filled with rolling R’s, soft S’s and somewhat sophisticated pronunciation. But, when you break things down, you start seeing that most of the language’s beauty comes from its individual sounds and words. When enunciated properly, French almost seems to roll off your tongue and evokes a sense of beauty simply by speaking it. Today, we’re going to look at 5 beautiful French words that are great for practicing your pronunciation.

5 Beautiful French Words You’ll Love Saying

Pamplemousse (Grapefruit)

The French word for ‘grapefruit’, pamplemousse, may not be one of the most commonly used French words, however, it certainly is a beautiful word to speak.  
In a Sentence: “Je voudrais acheter cinq pamplemousses s’il vous plaît.” – I would like to buy five grapefruits please.

5 Beautiful French Words You’ll Love Saying

Coquillage (Seashell)

If you’ve ever been to the beautiful beaches in the South of France, then you’ve more than likely noticed a coquillage. While collecting a coquillage or two is a great way to bring home memories from your days at the beach, it’s also an excellent word to add to your French vocabulary that simply rolls off the tongue when you say it.
In a Sentence: “J’ai trouvé plusieurs coquillage durant une marche sure la plage.” – I found several seashells during my walk along the beach.

5 Beautiful French Words You’ll Love Saying

Parapluie (Umbrella)

Here’s another beautiful French word that could come in handy on a rainy day. When there’s rain in the forecast, you’re going to want to make sure to bring your parapluie when you leave the house.
Parapluie is actually a compound noun made up of para, which means protection, and pluie, which means rain. Therefore, an easy way to memorize the word is to remember that parapluie literally means protection from rain.
In a Sentence : “La prévision appelle à la pluie, je devrais apporter mon parapluie. » – The forecast is calling for rain, I should bring my umbrella.

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Je t’aime (I Love You)

It was impossible to leave this French essential off of our list. Your use of the language of love would not be complete without these two little words meaning “I love you”.
For some people, these three words might be a little bit scary to hear, however, the French use je t’aime just about as often as they say hello and goodbye.
In a Sentence: “Je t’aime. » – I love you.

5 Beautiful French Words You’ll Love Saying

Papillon (Butterfly)

Papillon is another word that sounds just about as beautiful to speak as it is to see in real life.
The French word for butterfly, papillon, gently rolls of your tongue as you say it and by sprinkling it into your newfound vocabulary, you’ll sound like a native French speaker in no time.
In a Sentence : “As-tu vu le beau papillon ? » – Did you see the beautiful butterfly ?

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Of course, there are thousands of other beautiful French words that we could have added to this list. But, unfortunately, if we listed all of them, then this list would go on forever.
Thankfully, you can easily import all the french vocabulary you find into LingQ and automatically create lessons for studying. Whether the content is from YouTube, French podcasts, or blogs, as long as you have the transcripts you’re good to go! Using LingQ is the best way to learn French.

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Joel is an ex-construction worker turned online content writer. He writes mostly about topics related to finance, health, wealth and wellness. When he’s not writing, Joel is usually out exploring new hiking trails with his dog, Baxter.

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