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French Vocabulary For The Home

French Vocabulary For The Home

Lexique de la maison

The following table offer an overview for vocabulary for the home in French. This list includes names for parts of the house with words for rooms and furniture, as well as a few key verbs. We’ve include links vocabulary lists offering terms in greater detail.

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Items and places found in the home

  • air conditioning la climatisation
  • attic le grenier
  • basement le sous-sol
  • balcony le balcon
  • ceiling le plafond
  • chimney, fireplace la cheminée
  • corridor, hallway le couloir
  • driveway l’allée (privée) (f)
  • electricity l’électricité (f)
  • furnace la chaudière
  • heating le chauffage
  • house la maison
  • mailbox la boîte à lettre
  • plumbing la plomberie, la tuyauterie
  • porch la véranda, la terrace
  • roof le plafond
  • stairs l’escalier (m)
  • water l’eau (f)
  • window la fenêtre

Rooms in the home and respective furnishings

Kitchen – la cuisine

  • kitchen table la table de cuisine
  • refrigerator le réfrigérateur
  • oven le four

Bedroom – la chambre à coucher

  • bed le lit
  • dresser la commode

Bathroom – la salle de bain(s)

  • toilet la toilette
  • bathroom sink le lavabo
  • bathtub la baignoire

Living room – le salon

  • sofa le sofa, le canapé
  • arm chair le fauteuil
  • television la télévision

Garage – le garage

  • garage la voiture
  • bicycle le vélo

Den – le bureau

  • desk le bureau, le secrétaire
  • chair la chaise
  • computer l’ordinateur

Dining room

  • dining table la table de salle à manger

Laundry room – la buanderie

  • washing machine la machine à laver, le lave-linge
  • dryer le sèche-linge

Useful verbs

  • to buy a home, house acheter une maison
  • to carry out repairs faire des réparations
  • to clean the house nettoyer la maison
  • to do house cleaning faire lé menage
  • to fix, do it yourself bricoler
  • to make your bed faire le lit
  • to move in emmenager
  • to move out déménager
  • to paint peindre
  • to rent a house louer une maison
  • to restore a house restaurer une maison
  • to sell a house vendre une maison
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