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Voiture – Car

Voiture – Car

In today’s lesson we’ll look at a basic yet essential feminine noun voiture, which means “car”. Tu aimes ma voiture ? (Do you like my car?).

la voiture

car

FrenchLearner Word of the Day French Lesson: Voiture (feminine noun) - Car, automobile.

Word origin

The Modern French feminine noun voiture (car, automobile) comes from the Latin vectura (action of transporting), which is derived from vectus, the past participle of the Latin verb vehere (to ride, to bear, to carry). The English word “vehicle” is also related to vehere.

Pronunciation

The pronunciation of voiture (car) in French is: vwah-tur or [vwa-tyʀ].

Example Sentences

Oh là là ! Tu as une belle voiture!

Wow! you have a nice car!

For this second example il y a can translate to “there is” and “there are”. Trop de means “too much” or “too many”.

Il y a trop de voitures au centre-ville.

There are too many cars downtown.

This final example sentence uses venir (to come) de + infinitive, which is an example of the recent past tense to mean “just”. The expressions tout neuf (masculine) and toute neuve (feminine) mean “brand new”.

Je viens d’acheter une voiture toute neuve !

I just bought a brand new car!

Conclusion

Et voilà ! Now you know how to pronounce and use voiture in French. Now check our this lesson covering bagnole, which is a slang term for car.

Word of the Day Lessons

Voiture is a feminin noun that means "car" or "automobile" in French.
Voiture is a feminin noun that means “car” or “automobile” in French.

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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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