Christmas vocabulary in French

Christmas vocabulary in French

Christmas vocabulary in French
This article accompanied by a video is intended for beginner learners (level A1 / A2). It provides basic vocabulary and provides some simple cultural information about the Christmas celebrations. On this occasion, Francophones wish each other a Merry Christmas by saying: “Joyeux Noël !”, “Je te souhaite un joyeux Noël !” or “Je vous souhaite un joyeux Noël !”

The video below will teach you 12 words related to Christmas and will teach you some basic cultural aspects of this holiday:

Thanks to this video, you will learn basic vocabulary about the Christmas party in French. To learn this vocabulary well, repeat after the teacher. When the teacher says “un sapin”, say “un sapin”, when the teacher says “des guirlandes”, say “des guirlandes”, when the teacher says “des boules”, say “des boules”, etc. Thus, you will be able to understand orally and pronounce this Christmas vocabulary in French well. To do this well, watch the video several times, repeating each word aloud after the teacher.

To understand the basic vocabulary related to the Christmas party in writing and to write it well in French, copy the list below several times. Use the images in the video to help you understand the meaning of each word. Here is the list of Christmas vocabulary featured in the video (in chronological order):

- un sapin
- des guirlandes
- des boules (des boules de Noël)
- une étoile
- des cadeaux
- le père Noël
- le traineau
- le renne
- des huîtres
- du foie gras
- de la dinde
- de la bûche (bûche de Noël)

For convenience, below is the list of the french vocabulary of Christmas in the video (in chronological order) with the English translation:

- un sapin = a pine tree
- des guirlandes = garlands
- des boules (des boules de Noël) = balls (Christmas balls)
- une étoile = a star
- des cadeaux = gifts
- le père Noël = Santa Claus
- le traineau = the sled
- le renne = the reindeer
- des huîtres = oysters
- du foie gras = fois gras
- de la dinde = turkey
- de la bûche (bûche de Noël) = log (Yule log)

Christmas is a very important traditional holiday in France. It is above all a family celebration. It’s an opportunity for the family to come together and have a good time. At Christmas, we put a tree in our house, usually in the living room. It's the Christmas tree. We decorate the tree with garlands, balls and a star. At Christmas, we give each other gifts. We place the gifts under the tree. According to legend, Santa Claus brings the presents. He travels with his sleigh pulled by his reindeer. Christmas is the occasion for a good meal with the family. For example, we eat oysters, foie gras and turkey. For dessert, we eat a cake specially designed for the occasion: the Yule log.

As a bonus, the article with video below shows you how to say "Merry Christmas!" in 39 languages:


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