French Outdoors Vocabulary in French

Learn French vocabulary for various outdoors elements including weather, activities and nature-related words.


The French word for 'island' is 'île'. It is used much the same as the English term, referring to a piece of land surrounded by water. It can be used in various contexts such as geography, travel, and description of places. For example, 'Je vis sur une île' and 'Cette île est belle' meaning 'I live on an island' and 'This island is beautiful' respectively.

Example sentences with  île

In French, 'nature' is still 'nature'. It is used in the same context as in English, to refer to the physical world and its organisms. It can be used in general contexts referring to natural landscapes, wildlife, or natural phenomena. Just as in English, 'nature' can also be used in a figurative sense in French to talk about the natural, inherent, or essential qualities of something or someone.

Example sentences with  nature

The French word for 'river' is 'rivière'. It is used in the same context as in English, to denote a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another river. Examples of its use could be 'La Seine est une grande rivière en France' which means 'The Seine is a big river in France'.

Example sentences with  rivière

In French, the word for rock is 'rocher'. It can be used in the same contexts as in English like referring to a large piece of stone or geographical feature. However, when referring to the music genre, the term 'rock' remains unchanged.

Example sentences with  rocher
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