French French Vocabulary for Science

Learn all the French vocabulary related to the field of science, including key terms, common phrases, and important concepts.


The word 'analysis' in English translates to 'analyse' in French. It is used in a similar context as in English, referring to a detailed examination of the elements or structure of a phenomenon. It can be used in various contexts in French, such as during scientific research ('analyse scientifique'), literary critique ('analyse littéraire'), or even in day-to-day conversation when referring to breaking down or studying a problem or situation.

Example sentences with  analyse

The French word for 'cell' is 'cellule.' It can be used in the same contexts as it is in English, including referring to biological cells, the smallest unit of life, or rooms in a prison. It can also be used metaphorically in different contexts.

Example sentences with  cellule

The French word for 'data' is 'données'. It is used in the same context as in English, such as in the domains of computing, science, and businesses where information or facts are gathered for deep analysis, just that instead of 'data', 'données' is used.

Example sentences with  données

The French word for energy is 'énergie'. It is commonly used in the same context as the English equivalent. It can refer to physical vigor, sustainable resources like wind and solar power, or even the atmosphere in a room or gathering. For example, 'J'ai beaucoup d'énergie aujourd'hui' means 'I have a lot of energy today'.

Example sentences with  énergie

The French word for information is the same as it is in English - 'information'. This word is used in exactly the same way as it is in English, to refer to facts or details about a subject. It is used in both singular and plural context. For example, 'J'ai des informations à vous donner.'(I have some information to give you).

Example sentences with  information
la vie

The French word 'la vie' translates to 'life' in English. It is used in the same way as in English, to refer to either the existence of an individual/entity or the experience of living. It can be used in various contexts, such as discussing lifestyle ('style de vie') or life span ('durée de vie'). Pay close attention to gender when using 'la vie' in a sentence, as it is feminine in French.

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The French word 'méthode' is used quite similarly to the English 'method'. It can be used to describe a particular procedure for accomplishing or approaching something. It often used in academic, scientific or task-oriented contexts. For example, one might talk about 'la méthode de calcul' when referring to a certain 'calculation method'.

Example sentences with  méthode

The French word 'nombre' is used in a similar context as it's English equivalent 'number'. It refers to a numerical or mathematical figure, has connotations in counting or counting systems, and can be used in broader context such as being synonymous to amount or quantity in certain scenarios. Note that when referring to a telephone 'number', the term 'numéro' is used instead.

Example sentences with  nombre

In French, 'physique' is used to describe something related to the body or something which is material or tangible. Similar to English, it can be used in various contexts such as physical education (éducation physique), physical appearance (apparence physique), or physical science (science physique). Its usage is heavily dependent on context.

Example sentences with  physique

In French, 'point' is an extremely versatile word with many uses. Similar to English, it primarily refers to a specific location or place (e.g., 'Arrêtez-vous à ce point' or 'Stop at this point'). Also, it is used in mathematics for indicating a dot (e.g., 'Il y a un point sur la ligne' or 'There is a point on the line'). Moreover, like English, it is used in discussions as a noun to represent an argument or idea (e.g., 'C'est un bon point' or 'That's a good point').

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The French word for 'research' is 'recherche'. It can be used in a variety of contexts, such as in academia or professional work. It can refer to the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions, just like in English. For example, 'Je fais une recherche sur ce sujet' means 'I am doing research on this topic'.

Example sentences with  recherche

The French word for 'science' is 'science', pronounced as see-ahns. It's used in much the same way as the English word, referring to a systematic and logical approach to discovering how things in the universe work. It's a countable noun in both languages, so it can be plural or singular depending on context. Common expressions include 'les sciences naturelles' (natural sciences) and 'faire des sciences' (to study science).

Example sentences with  science

The French word for theory is 'théorie'. Just like in English, 'théorie' is used to explain or describe a phenomenon or a set of facts, and it can be used in a great variety of contexts, such as science, mathematics, philosophy and many more. It is generally used in a similar way as it is in English, allowing French learners to directly translate their thoughts.

Example sentences with  théorie
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