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French Five Senses Vocabulary

French Five Senses Vocabulary

This page covers French vocabulary for for the five senses. These tend to be noun associated with the particular body part. The word for hearing, ouïe, has an tréma accent, which requires that the -o and -i get pronounced.

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Five Senses In French

  • La vue/vision – vision/sight
  • l’oeil/les yeux – eye/eyes
  • Regarder – to watch/to look
  • Voir – to see
  • L’ouïe – hearing / l’oreille (f) – ear
  • Écouter – to listen / Entendre – to hear
  • L’odorat – smell / le nez – nose
  • Renifler to smell actively / Sentir – to smell
  • Le goût – taste / La langue – tongue
  • Goûter – to taste
  • Sentir le goût de – To taste passively
  • Le toucher – touch / La main – hand
  • La peau – skin
  • Toucher – to touch / Sentir – to feel

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