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French Post Office Vocabulary

Lexique pour la poste

On this page you’ll find a list of French post office vocabulary including words such as la poste (post office), la lettre (letter) and la timbre. You’ll also find several useful phrases such as “Je voudrais envoyer” (I’d like to send).

Post office in France
François GOGLINS, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Vocab list

  • la poste post office
  • le guichet window
  • le postier postal worker
  • l’enveloppe envelope
  • le timbre stamp
  • le code postale postal code/zip code
  • la balance scale
  • le facteur postman
  • la boîte aux lettres postbox
  • la boîte aux lettres mail box
  • le colis package/parcel
  • le service de messagerie courier
  • la lettre letter
  • l’expéditeur return address
  • par avoin airmail
  • l’envoi en recommandé registered mail
  • la levée collection
  • la distribution delivery
  • le tarif d’affranchissement postage
  • fragile fragile le sac postal mailbag
  • ne pas plier do not bend
  • l’addresse address
  • le télégramme telegram

Useful phrases

  • Je voudrais en voyer un colis. I want to send a package.
  • Je voudrais envoyer une lettre. I want to send a letter.
  • Je voudrais acheter une enveloppe. I want to buy an enelope.
  • Je voudrais acheter un timbre. I want to buy a stamp.
  • Envoyez-le par avoin. Send it by airmail.
  • Envoyez-le en exprès. Send it by express mail.
  • Envoyez-le en courrier normal. Send it by regular mail.
  • Envoyez-le par voie de terre. Send it by ground mail.
  • Attention! c’est fragil! Watch out, it’s fragil!
  • Cela contient… It contains
  • Donnez-moi une envoloppe s’il vous plait. Give me an envelope please.
  • Est-ce qu’il y a du courrier pour moi? Is there any mail for me?

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