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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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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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