Learn the French Word La Parole

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The French word la parole, pronounced "pah-ruhl," means word, speech, or lyrics.

Examples

  • Quel est le sens de ces paroles?
    "What do these words mean?"
  • Elle a la parole facile.
    "She is a fluent/good speaker."
  • C'est un homme de parole.
    "He's a man of his word."

Expressions

  • tenir sa parole: "to keep one's word"
  • avoir la parole: "to have the floor," or a turn to speak
  • voilà une bonne parole: "good thinking"
  • des paroles en air: "idle talk"

Related Words

  • un parolier: "songwriter"