Healthcare professions in French

French lesson 24 of vocabulary: healthcare professions in French

Healthcare professions in French

The lexicon of health professions is very important in French. Indeed, it is widely used by Francophones. Knowing the vocabulary of healthcare professions in French will allow you to identify and talk about a health professional. At the beginner level (A1 level), this is one of the things to learn and master. The video below will teach you the vocabulary of health professions in French:

Thanks to this video, you will learn the vocabulary of the most common healthcare professions in French. To understand orally and pronounce the vocabulary of the health professions well in French, watch the video several times, repeating aloud after the teacher. When the teacher says “un infirmier”, say “un infirmier”. When the teacher says “une infirmière”, say “une infirmière”. When the teacher says “un ambulancier”, say “un ambulancier”, etc. Thus, you will be able to understand orally and pronounce well the healthcare professions in French. To do this well, watch the video several times, repeating each profession aloud after the teacher.

To fully understand the written vocabulary of the health professions 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 health profession. Here is the list of health professions featured in the video (in chronological order):

un infirmierune infirmière
un ambulancierune ambulancière
un chirurgienune chirurgienne
un dentisteune dentiste
un médecinune médecin
un pharmacienune pharmacienne
un vétérinaireune vétérinaire

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

un infirmier, une infirmière = a nurse
un ambulancier, une ambulancière = an ambulance man, an ambulance woman
un chirurgien, une chirurgienne = a surgeon
un dentiste, une dentiste = a dentist
un médecin, une médecin = a doctor
un pharmacien, une pharmacienne = a pharmacist
un vétérinaire, une vétérinaire = a veterinarian (a vet)

To learn more professions, see the French vocabulary lesson 5: occupations and jobs in French

Once you have correctly mastered this vocabulary lesson on healthcare professions in French, you can move on to the next lexicon lesson:

French vocabulary lesson 25: French daily routine vocabulary

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