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Wi-Fi in French: Pronunciation & Related Vocabulary

Wi-Fi in French: Pronunciation & Related Vocabulary

In today’s lesson we’ll look at a word which comes up all the time in converation and travel but few students ask how to say: Wi-Fi! In French, Wi-Fi is the same word but is pronounced [wee-fee]. Our example sentences have several useful related words which you could use on a trip to France including “login name” and “password”. Keep reading!

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Lesson teaching how to say Wi-Fi in French

Wi-Fi in French

Example sentences

In French, the official word for Wi-Fi is la connexion internet sans fil (wireless Internet connection) but 99% of the French population uses the Anglicism le wifi.

For this first example sentence, t’as is a shortening of “tu as”, which is the second-person singular (tu) form of avoir (to have). The prepositon chez means “at the home of”.

T’as le wifi chez toi ?

Do you have Wi-Fi at home?

For this second example sentence, translations of the verb marcher include “to walk” “to function” and “to work”.

Le Wi-Fi ne marche pas très bien dans cet hôtel.

The Wi-Fi in this hotel isn’t working very well.

For this final example sentence, identifiant (m) means login name and mot de passe (m) means password. This lesson on our site covers the various ways of saying please in French.

Quel est l’identifiant et le mot de passe pour le wifi, s’il vous plaît?

What’s the login name and password for the Wi-Fi, please?


Et voilà ! Now you know how to say Wi-Fi in French! Now check out our lesson covering a related verb: télécharger (to download). You can also have a look at this page which offers a comprehensive list of computer vocabulary.

Le Wi-Fi (pronounced wee-fee) = WiFi in French
Le Wi-Fi (pronounced wee-fee) = WiFi in French

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