Audio Dictionary - French Words Starting With K, L, M and N

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French Words That Start With K

Kthe letter KFrench alphabet
kascher (also spelled casher, cascher)(invariable adj) - kosherMdJ - K
un képikepi (sturdy hat with a flat, raised, circular top and a visor, worn by French military and police)MdJ - K
la kermessefair, bazaarMdJ - K
kif-kif / kifkif(fam adj) - (all the) sameMdJ - K
un kilo dekilogramQ + M
un kilogramme dekiloQ + M
un kilometre  
le kiosquenewsstandShopping
klaxonnerto honk/beep/toot one's hornMdJ - K

 

French Words That Start With L

Lthe letter LFrench alphabet
lâche(adj) - cowardlyPersonality
lâcherto loosen, to let go of, release; (inf) - to leaveMdJ - L
une lacunegap, blank, deficiency, lackMdJ - L
LaetitiaLatitiaFrench names
laid(adj) - uglyDescriptions
laisser un messageto leave a messageOn the phone
le laitmilkDrinks
la laiteriedairyShopping
la laituelettuceVegetables
la ligne est occupee  
une lampelampFurniture
lancerto throw, launchMdJ - L
le lapinrabbitMeat
larvé(adj) - latent, below the surfaceMdJ - L
la saint valentin  
lasserto tire, wearyMdJ - L
LaureLauraFrench names
Laurence French names
LaurentLaurenceFrench names
un lavabosinkFurniture
se laverto washToiletries
le  
la lecturereadingHobbies
un légumevegetableVegetables
le lendemainthe next day, day after; futureMdJ - L
les lendemainsconsequencesMdJ - L
LéonLeon, LeoFrench names
les  
les amis  
les anciens eleves  
les animaux sont interdits  
les hommes arrivent  
les nombres  
le temps  
leurrerto deceive, delude, lureMdJ - L
la lèvrelipBody
l'heure  
licencierto make redundant, lay offMdJ - L
La ligne est occupéeThe line is busy.On the phone
ligoterto bind, tieMdJ - L
la lime à onglesnail fileToiletries
à la limiteif pushed, at most, ultimately, in a pinch...MdJ - L
liquide  
un litbedFurniture
un litre deliterQ + M
livraison  
un livrebookSchool
une livrepoundQ + M
des livres utilessome useful booksOptional liaisons
local  
le logementlodging, accommodationsAccommodations
le logicielsoftware (program)MdJ - L
loin (de)far (from)Directions
le lolomilkBaby talk
long(adj) - longDescriptions
le longlength, long way, lengthwiseMdJ - L
LorraineLorraineFrench names
louablecommendable, laudableMdJ - L
louche(adj) shady, shifty, seedy, dubiousMdJ - L
loufoque(inf adj) - wild, crazyMdJ - L
LouisLouis, LewisFrench names
LouiseLouiseFrench names
loup  
louper(fam) - to miss, mess up, flunkMdJ - L
lourd(adj) - heavyWeather
lu  
LucLukeFrench names
LucasLucasFrench names
LuceLucyFrench names
LucieLucyFrench names
ludique(adj) playful, recreationalMdJ - L
lugubre(adj) - gloomy, dismalMdJ - L
lundiMondayCalendar
lune  
la lune de mielhoneymoon (literally and fig)MdJ - L
des lunettes (f)glassesAccessories
des lunettes de soleil (f)sunglassesAccessories
la luttefight, conflict, wrestlingMdJ - L
un lycéehigh schoolSchool

 

French Words That Start With M

Mthe letter MFrench alphabet
un machinthingie, whatsit, contraptionMdJ - M
machine  
une machine à calculeradding machineOffice
une machine à écriretypewriterOffice
machoire  
MadameMa'am, Mrs.Politeness
MadeleineMadelineFrench names
MademoiselleMissPoliteness
un magasinstoreShopping
un magasin de confectionclothing storeShopping
maghreb(adj) - North AfricanMdJ - M
le MaghrebNorth AfricaMdJ - M
un MaghrebNorth African personMdJ - M
un magnétoscopeVCR / video cassette recorderMdJ - M
maiMayCalendar
un maillot (de bain)bathing suitClothing
un maillot de corpsundershirtMen's clothing
la mainhandBody
maint(adj) - many, a lot, muchMdJ - M
mairietown/city hall; town/city council; mayor's officeMdJ - M
le maïscornVegetables
mais enfinbut finallyOptional liaisons
la maisonhouseHome
maîtriserto control, overcome, suppress; to masterMdJ - M
malade  
mal aux dents  
la mal-bouffe(fam) unhealthy eating, junk foodMdJ - M
mal de mer  
mal de transports  
un malentendumisunderstandingMdJ - M
un malfrat(inf) - thug, crook, truantMdJ - M
malin(inf adj)  - shrewd, cunningMdJ - M
un malincrafty or clever personMdJ - M
la mammygrannyBaby talk
un mandatmandate; postal/money orderMdJ - M
mangeons  
mangerto eatFood
Manon French names
un manteaucoatClothing
le maquillagemake-upToiletries
maquillerto fake, doctorMdJ - M
se maquillerto put on make-upToiletries
MarcMark, MarcusFrench names
MarcelMarcelFrench names
Marcelle French names
le marchéoutdoor marketShopping
mardiTuesdayCalendar
MargauxMargotFrench names
MargotMaggieFrench names
MargueriteMargaretFrench names
un marihusbandFamily
le mariagemarriage, weddingLove language
Mariannesymbol of FranceMdJ - M
MarieMarie, MaryFrench names
Marine(navy, seascape)French names
mark  
Marocain(e)MoroccanLang + Nat
maroquin (m)leatherMdJ - M
marrant(inf adj) - funny, oddMdJ - M
marronbrownColors
marsMarchCalendar
MartheMarthaFrench names
MartinMartinFrench names
Martine French names
Maryse French names
le mascaramascaraToiletries
masserto assemble, gather together; massageMdJ - M
un matelasmattress; reserve, cushionMdJ - M
MathildeMathildaFrench names
MatthieuMatthewFrench names
maudit(inf adj) - darned, blasted, hateful; (literary) - accursedMdJ - M
MauriceMorrisFrench names
maussade(adj) - sullen, gloomy, moroseMdJ - M
mauvais(adj) - bad weatherWeather
la mayonnaisemayonnaiseFood
un mec(fam) - dude, blokeMdJ - M
un mécanicienmechanicProfessions
un mécènepatron (of artists or writers)MdJ - M
méchant(adj) - meanPersonality
une mèchewick, fuse; lock of hair; streak; (medicine) pack, dressingMdJ - M
un médecindoctorProfessions
Médoc  
méduserto dumbfound, paralyze, stupefyMdJ - M
la méfiancemistrust, distrust, suspicionMdJ - M
se méfierto distrust, be careful aboutMdJ - M
mégoter(inf) - to skimpMdJ - M
mêlerto mix, mingle, blend, combine, muddleMdJ - M
la mémégrannyBaby talk
une mémère(inf) - granny, grandma; "fat elderly woman"MdJ - M
la menottehandBaby talk
le menufixed-price mealRestaurant
mercithank youPoliteness
merci beaucoupthank you very muchPoliteness
merci bienthank you very muchPoliteness
mercrediWednesdayCalendar
mercure  
une mèremotherFamily
Merlot  
merveilleuxwonderful marvelousBon synonyms
mes élèvesmy studentsLiaisons
la météoweather forecastMdJ - M
meteore  
un métierjob, trade, occupation, craft, skill, experienceMdJ - M
le métragelength, measurement, yardageMdJ - M
le métrosubwayTransportation
un metsdish of foodMdJ - M
mettre les pieds dans le plat  
un meublepiece of furnitureFurniture
Mexicain(e)MexicanLang + Nat
miam-miam(interjection) - yum yum, yummyBaby talk
MichelMichaelFrench names
MichèleMichelleFrench names
midinoonTelling time
la miethe soft part of breadMdJ - M
mignon(adj) - cute, daintyMdJ - M
un mignondarling, cutieMdJ - M
mijoterto simmer; (inf) - to plot, hatch, cook upMdJ - M
mille1,000Numbers
un millemileQ + M
mille fois mercibless you! (thank you so much)Politeness
un milliarda billionNumbers
un million1,000,000Numbers
minable(adj) - shabby, seedy, mediocreMdJ - M
mince(adj) - thin, meager; (inf interj) - Darn it!, Wow!MdJ - M
un minet(inf, baby talk) - kitty; (term of affection) - pet, sweetie-pieMdJ - M
une minijupeminiskirtWomen's clothing
minorer(finance) to cut, reduce; to underestimate; to play down, minimizeMdJ - M
minuitmidnightTelling time
miraud  
les mirettes(inf, plural fem) - eyes, peepersMdJ - M
un miroirmirrorFurniture
mission  
mitige(figurative adj) lukewarm, half-heartedMdJ - M
un mobilecell phoneOffice
mobiliserto call up, mobilize, raiseMdJ - M
moche(inf adj) - ugly, meanMdJ - M
modique(adj) modest (only used with money)MdJ - M
moelleux(adj) soft, mellow, tender, moist, sweetMdJ - M
moindre(adj) - lesser, lowerMdJ - M
le moindreleast, the slightestMdJ - M
moins le quartquarter of/toTelling time
les mois de l'annéemonths of the yearCalendar
moitie  
molaire  
mollo(fam adv) - easy (in attitude)MdJ - M
une môme(inf) - kid, brat, chickMdJ - M
un/une mômeyoung homosexualMdJ - M
MoniqueMonicaFrench names
monnaie  
MonsieurSir, Mr.Politeness
un montantpost, upright, jamb; total, sumMdJ - M
une montrewatchJewelry
une moquettecarpetFurniture
mordillerto nibble, chew onMdJ - M
mordreto bite (literal and fig)MdJ - M
une motomotorbikeDriving
mou(adj) - soft, limpMdJ - M
un mouchoirhandkerchiefAccessories
des moufles (f)mittensAccessories
mouillerto wet, drench, water; (fam) - to drag into, to mix up inMdJ - M
la mouise(fam) - poverty, hard timesMdJ - M
un moulemold (for shaping something)MdJ - M
une moulemussel; (inf) - idiotMdJ - M
le mousse au chocolatchocolate mousseDessert
la moutardemustardFood
un moutonsheep, sheepskin, mutton; white caps; stool pigeonMdJ - M
la mouturemilling, grinding, grounds; draft, rehashingMdJ - M
mouvementé(adj) eventful, turbulent, roughMdJ - M
moyen  
mu  
muerto molt, shed; (voice) to break, changeMdJ - M
un murwallFurniture
une mûreblackberryFruit
Muscat  
le muséemuseumDirections
la musiquemusicMdJ - M
muterto transferMdJ - M
une myrtilleblueberryFruit

 

French Words That Start With N

Nthe letter NFrench alphabet
naïf(adj) - naivePersonality
naine  
une nana(informal) woman, chick, girlfriendMdJ - N
narguerto flout, scoff at, deride, turn up one's nose atMdJ - N
la natationswimmingHobbies
Nath(short for Nathalie)French names
NathalieNathalieFrench names
nature(adj) - plainMdJ - N
une navetteshuttle service, commuteMdJ - N
navré(adj) - extremely sorry, sympatheticMdJ - N
néanmoins(adv) - nevertheless, yetMdJ - N
nécessairement(adv) - necessarily, automatically, inevitablyMdJ - N
Néerlandais(e), lenéerlandaisDutchLang + Nat
neige  
neptune  
Ne quittez pas.Please hold.On the phone
un nerf(anatomy) - nerveMdJ - N
nerveux(adj) - nervousMood
net(adj) - clean, neat, clearMdJ - N
neuf9Numbers
un neveunephewFamily
le neznoseBody
nez qui coule  
NicolasNicholasFrench names
NicoleNicoleFrench names
une niècenieceFamily
un niveaulevel, standardMdJ - N
les nocesweddingLove language
nocif(adj) noxious, harmfulMdJ - N
NoëlChristmasFrench names
NoémiNaomiFrench names
un nœud papillonbow tieMen's clothing
noirblackColors
noisette(adj) - hazelDescriptions
les nombresnumbersNumbers
nombrilisteiinf adj) - self-centeredMdJ - N
nonnoBasic vocab
nordnorthDirections
normal(adj) - normal, usual, standard, naturalMdJ - N
normalement(adv) normally, if all goes as expectedMdJ - N
le nounoursteddy bearBaby talk
la nourriturefoodFood
nousweSubject pronouns
Nous en avonsWe have someLiaisons
Nous sommes....Today is..., We are...Dates
novembreNovemberCalendar
novocaine  
noyer  
nu  
nuageux(adj) - cloudyWeather
la nuitnightMdJ - N
la nuitée(tourism industry) nightMdJ - N
nul(adj) - no, useless, hopeless (pronoun) - no oneMdJ - N
un numéronumber, issue (of a periodical)MdJ - N
un numéro de téléphonephone numberOn the phone
nunuche(inf adj) - namby-pamby, insipid, sillyMdJ - N
un/e nunuche(inf) - ninnyMdJ - N
la nuquenape of the neckMdJ - N
 
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