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Top 50 Most Common French Nouns

Top 50 Most Common French Nouns

What are the most common French nouns?

The most common French nouns include words such as la femme (the woman), l’homme (the man), la fille (the girl), le garçon (the boy), les gens (people), la maison (the house) and la voiture (the car). This provides a list of the 50 most commonly used nouns in the French language with example sentences.

Top 50 Most Common French Nouns

Most Common French Nouns

  1. l’hôtel (m) hotel Oû est l’hôtel?
    Where is the hotel?
  2. l’heure (f) hour Quelle heure est-il?
    What time is it?
  3. le mari husband Son mari travaille aujourd’hui.
    Her husband is working today.
  4. le glaçon ice Je bois du Coda avec des glaçons.
    I drink Coke with ice cubes.
  5. la veste jacket Je mets la veste avant de sortir.
    I put on a jacket before going out.
  6. la cuisine kitchen Nous mangeons dans la cuisine.
    We eat in the kitchen.
  7. l’agneau lamb L’agneau est très mignon.
    The lamb is very cute.
  8. la jambe leg J’ai deux jambes.
    I have two legs.
  9. l’homme man L’homme ne parle pas espagnol.
    The man doesn’t speak Spanish.
  10. le gérant manager Je veux parler avec le gérant.
    I want to speak to the manager.
  11. la minute minute J’arrive dans une minute.
    I’ll be there in a miute.
  12. le matin morning Le matin est avant l’après-midi.
    Morning is before the afternoon.
  13. la mère mother La mère a trois enfants.
    The mother has three kids.
  14. la moto motorcycle La moto est belle et rapide.
    The motorcycle is beautiful and fast.
  15. l’infirmière nurse L’infirmière soigne les patients.
    The nurse takes care of the patients.
  16. le pantelon pants Je porte un pantelon.
    I wear pants.
  17. le crayon pencil J’écris avec un crayon.
    I write with a pencil.
  18. l’assiette plate Le poisson est dans l’assiette.
    The fish is in the plate.
  19. le policier police officer Le policier conduit sa voiture.
    The police officer drives his car.
  20. le porc pork Le porc est un type de viande.
    Pork is a kind of meat.
  21. le programeur programmer Le programmeur travaille avec les ordinateurs.
    The programmer works with computers.
  22. la pluie rain Je marche dans la pluie.
    I walk in the rain.
  23. le vendeur salesperson Le vendeur vend la voiture.
    The salesperson sells the car.
  24. le sel salt Donne-moi le sel.
    Give me the salt.
  25. la seconde second Donne-moi deux secondes, je ne suis pas prêt.
    Give me a few seconds. I am not ready.
  26. la chemise shirt/blouse Elle porte une belle chemise.
    She’s wearing a nice shirt.
  27. la chaussure shoe Les chaussures sont marron.
    The shoes are brown.
  28. la neige snow La neige est blanche.
    Snow is white.
  29. le chaussette sock Les chaussettes sont rouges.
    The socks are red.
  30. le canapé sofa Le canapé est dans le salon.
    The sofa is in the living room.
  31. le fils son Le fils travaille pour son père.
    The son works for his father.
  32. l’estomac stomach J’ai mal à l’estomac.
    I have a stomach ache.
  33. le magasin store Le magasin est ouvert.
    The store is open.
  34. le sucre sugar Je mets le sucre dans le café.
    I put sugar in the coffee.
  35. le soleil sun Le soleil est dans le ciel.
    The sun is in the sky.
  36. le taxi taxi Je prends un taxi.
    I take a taxi.
  37. le thé tea Je bois du thé.
    I drink tea.
  38. le professeur teacher Le professeur est dans la salle de classe.
    The teacher is the classroom.
  39. la télévision television Je regarde la télévision avant de dormir.
    I watch TV before sleeping.
  40. aujourd’hui today J’apprends le français aujourd’hui.
    I’m learning French today.
  41. demain tomorrow J’espère qu’il fera beau demain.
    I hope it’s nice weather out tomorrow.
  42. le train train Le train part dans dix minutes.
    The train is leaving in ten minutes.
  43. la légume vegetable Je ne mange pas assez de légumes.
    I don’t eat enough vegetables.
  44. l’eau (f) water L’eau est dans la piscine.
    The water is in the swimming pool.
  45. la semaine week Nous partons en vacance la semaine prochaine.
    We’re going on vacation next week.
  46. l’épouse wife Son épouse travaille trop.
    His wife works too much.
  47. le vin wine Le vin coute très cher.
    The wine is very expensive.
  48. la femme woman La femme est belle et intelligente.
    The woman is beautiful and intelligent.
  49. l’année year Nous voyagerons l’année prochaine.
    We will travel next week.
  50. hier yesterday Je suis resté chez moi hier.
    I stayed home yesterday.

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