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Glace – Ice cream, mirror

Glace – Ice cream, mirror

Today we’ll look at a feminine noun which has several translations: la glace. Meanings include ice cream, mirror and ice. Towards the bottom of the lesson I also made a fun list of words which are related to glace.

la glace

ice cream, mirror, ice

FrenchLearner Word of the Day Lesson: la glace (feminine noun) - meanings include ice cream, mirror and ice.

Word origin

The modern French feminine noun glace comes from glaciēs (ice) in Latin.

Pronunciation

The pronunciation of glace in French is [glas].

Example sentences

This first example sentence uses the inversion structure of asking questions. I also could have used est-ce que (is, are, do, does). Hence, Est-ce que tu préfères? (Do you prefer?).

Note that another term for ice cream is la crème glacée.

Préfères-tu la glace au chocolat ou à la vanille ?

Do you prefer chocolate or vanilla ice cream?

This second example sentence uses the verbs regarder (to watch, to look at) and laver (to wash) in the reflexive form.

Je me regarde dans la glace quand je me lave les dents.

I look at myself in the mirror when I brush my teeth.

The final example uses the futur proche or near future tense, which combines the present tense of aller (to go) with an infinitive to mean “going to”.

Attention ! Tu vas glisser sur la glace !

Watch out! You’re going to slip on the ice!

Related French words

The French language has several other words which are related to glace including le glacier (glacier), la glacière (cooler), le glaçage (icing, frosting, glazing) le glaçon (ice cube) and le verglas (black ice).

Conclusion

Et voilà ! Now you know how to use glace in French. Now check our this fun lesson which explains how to say and order café (coffee).

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La glace is feminine French noun that means ice cream, mirror and ice.
La glace is feminine French noun that means ice cream, mirror and ice.

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David Issokson is a lifelong language learner and speaks over seven languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private lessons. When not teaching or writing his French Word of the Day lessons, David enjoys his time skiing, hiking and mountain biking in Victor, Idaho.

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David Issokson is a lifelong language learner and speaks over seven languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private lessons. When not teaching or writing his French Word of the Day lessons, David enjoys his time skiing, hiking and mountain biking in Victor, Idaho.

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