A list of 25 common French words
Let’s face it, French is hard to learn. Its grammar is different than in English, and you have to pronounce things properly. But learning basic terms can help. So here is a list of 25 common words used in French.
|bis||a musical encore at the end of a concert; detour or diversion|
|bouffer||to be full; have volume|
|chouette||owl; great, nice or cool|
|coucou||(exclamation) hello, hi, peek-a-boo; cuckoo (clock)|
|génial||genius, inspired; great, cool|
|incontournable||inescapable, inevitable, or indispensable|
|intéressant||interesting, attractive, worthwhile|
|lendemain||the next day, day after; future|
|maîtriser||to control, overcome, suppress; to master|
|piger||to get it|
|pinard||cheap wine, plonk|
|rater||misfire, miss, fail, bungle, miscarry, to mess up|
|toucher||to touch; to approach, be/go near; to affect|
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