French French Vocabulary: Religion

Learn about common religious terms and phrases in French to enhance your language skills in spiritual conversations.


The word 'adoration' in French is equivalent to 'worship' in English. It's predominantly used in reference to the act of expressing love, adoration, and respect for a deity. However, it can also refer to an intense admiration or love for someone or something. It is widely used in religious contexts.

Example sentences with  adoration

The French translation for 'hell' is 'enfer'. This word can be used in a range of contexts, akin to English usage. It can indicate a state of great suffering or an unpleasant situation, or it can be used in religious terminology to refer to a place of punishment in the afterlife. For example, 'Je vivais un enfer' translates to 'I was living a hell'. Usage might slightly vary depending on the context.

Example sentences with  enfer

The French word for Christmas is 'Noël'. Similar to English, it is used to refer to the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth, held on December 25. Also, it could be used to refer to the season of celebration surrounding this festival.

Example sentences with  Noël

The word 'prière' in French is used for the English term 'prayer'. It refers to a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or another deity. This could be used in a religious context in similar ways to its English counterpart, both in written and spoken French.

Example sentences with  prière

The French word 'rédemption' is used in the same contexts as in English. It may refer to the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil. Also, it can mean the action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing a debt.

Example sentences with  rédemption
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