Occupations and jobs in French

French lesson 5 of vocabulary: occupations and jobs in French

Occupations and jobs in French
The lexicon (vocabulary) of occupations and jobs is very important in French. Indeed, it is widely used by Francophones. At the beginner level (A1 level), this is one of the first things to learn and master. The vocabulary of occupations and jobs will allow you to introduce yourself, to introduce someone and to introduce a member of your family. In the beginning, it will be very useful for you to have a basic conversation. Subsequently, this will also be very useful to you because the vocabulary of occupations and jobs is widely used. The video below will teach you the vocabulary of occupations and jobs in French:

As expressed in the video and written below, the ending of nouns of occupations and jobs varies between masculine and feminine. To learn the occupations and jobs according to their masculine and feminine endings, repeat them after the teacher. When the teacher says un chanteur, say “un chanteur”, when the teacher says une chanteuse, say “une chanteuse”, and so on. This way, you will be able to understand them well orally and to pronounce them well. Use the images in the video to associate the occupation with its writing and pronunciation. To do well, watch the video several times, repeating each occupation after the teacher. To write and read them properly, copy the list below several times:

Jobs ending in “eur” in the masculine end in “euse” in the feminine:

un chanteur = une chanteuse
un coiffeur = une coiffeuse
un serveur = une serveuse

Jobs ending in “ien” in the masculine end in “ienne” in the feminine:

un musicien = une musicienne
un pharmacien = une pharmacienne
un informaticien = une informaticienne

Jobs ending in “er” in the masculine end in “ère” in the feminine:

un boucher = une bouchère
un boulanger = une boulangère
un cuisinier = une cuisinière
un infirmier = une infirmière
un jardinier = une jardinière
un policier = une policière

Jobs that are the same in the masculine and in the feminine:

un architecte = une architecte
un dentiste = une dentiste
un journaliste = une journaliste
un peintre = une peintre

Jobs ending in “teur” in the masculine end in “trice” in the feminine:

un acteur = une actrice
un facteur = une factrice
un instituteur = une institutrice

Some jobs ending in “eur” in the masculine end with “eure” in the feminine:

un docteur = une docteure
un professeur = une professeure

To deepen this French vocabulary lesson on occupations and jobs, you can study the French course: learn to introduce yourself, the French course: learn to introduce someone and the French course: learn to introduce your family.

Once you have successfully mastered this vocabulary lesson about occupations and jobs in French, you can move on to the next lexicon lesson:


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