French Society

Learn French vocabulary related to society including words for social structure, institutions, and societal norms.


Administration in French is used the same way it is used in English, representing the tasks and activities that are related to operating an organization, such as a business or school. It can also refer to the group of people who are in charge of managing such an organization.

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The French word 'charge' is similar to the English 'charge' but it can have different meanings based on context. It can mean a responsibility or duty, as in 'J'ai beaucoup de charges à la maison' (I have lots of responsibilities at home). It also can refer to a load or a burden, as in a physical object being carried. Just like in English, 'charge' in French can also refer to a financial cost or fee. Its usage depends on the context within sentences.

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The French word 'commun' is used to describe something that is ordinary or typical. For example, it can be used to describe objects, ideas, happenings or characteristics that are shared by all members of a group or are generally encountered or observed. Just like in English, it can be used in both literal and abstract context.

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The French word for community is 'communauté'. This term is used much in the same way as 'community' in English. It can refer to a group of people living in the same place, a group of people with a common interest or a group of nations sharing certain interests or goals. It's derived from the Latin word 'communitas' which means public spirit. It might also be used in some other contexts, just like in English.

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In French, 'compassion' has the same meaning as it does in English, representing a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for someone else's suffering. It is used to express emotional empathy in conversations. It is pronounced as 'com-pa-ssion' with the emphasis on the second syllable.

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In French, the word for 'education' is 'éducation'. Much like in English, it gets used widely in discussions about schooling, teaching, and learning. It can refer to both the process of instructing or the system by which one is instructed. Examples of usage in sentences are: 'Je suis en charge de l'éducation de mes enfants' which means 'I am in charge of my children's education' or 'L'éducation est essentielle pour le développement' which translates to 'Education is essential for development'.

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The French word 'État' is equivalent to the English word 'state'. It can be used as a noun in a variety of contexts, such as to denote a country or nation ('État'), a physical condition or status ('état'), or one of the member territories of a federal country such as the USA ('état'). Just like in English, it changes meaning based on its context.

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The term 'membre' in French refers to an individual who belongs to a group, society or team, much the same as 'member' in English. It is used to indicate inclusion within a body or organization. For instance, 'Je suis un membre de l'équipe' translates to 'I am a member of the team'. It can be used in a variety of contexts, from formal to colloquial.

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In French, 'organisation' is used to describe a structured body or system, just like in English. It can refer to companies, charities, sports clubs, etc. For instance, 'Je travaille pour une grande organisation' means 'I work for a large organization'. However, be careful with pronunciation and spelling as 'organisation' in French is written with an 's' rather than a 'z'.

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The French word 'politique' closely mirrors the English 'political'. It is used to describe anything related to the government, policy-making or politics as a general sphere. Like the English word, it can be used broadly to discuss concepts like 'political strategy', 'political entity', or 'political philosophy'. The adverb form is 'politiquement'. The word 'politique' is a common term in discussions about government and law.

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The French word for 'population' is also 'population'. It is used in the same context as it is in English, referring to the people who live in a specific area such as a country, city, or town. 'Population' can also be used to refer to a group of people or animals of a specific kind. For example, 'La population française' translates to 'The French population'.

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The French word 'privé' is used similarly to 'private' in English. It can be used to describe something personal or confidential, like a private conversation ('conversation privée'), or refer to a non-state entity, like a private company ('entreprise privée'). So, the usage of 'privé' really mirrors that of 'private' in English.

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In French, 'public' is also translated as 'public'. It is used in much the same way as in English, referring to the people who come into contact with a certain product, service, person, organization, etc. It is generally applied in settings such as public service, public figures, public protest, etc. An example of its use would be: 'Il travaille dans le secteur public.' meaning 'He works in the public sector.'

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In French, 'puissance' is used to refer to the concept of 'power', particularly in the context of energy, strength, or governmental authority. Like the English 'power', 'puissance' can be used in various contexts, such as the power of a country, the power of an engine, or the power of a natural force.

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The French word 'règle' corresponds to 'rule' in English. It can be used in various contexts such as literal rules or guidelines to follow, a regular or standard procedure, measurement tool, or even in mathematical context just like its English counterpart. Always pay attention to the context as it might alter the word's meaning.

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The French word 'social' is used almost identically to the English term 'social'. It refers to activities, structures, and situations that involve interaction between individuals. It is used in many contexts, such as social issues (questions sociales), social life (vie sociale), or social network (réseau social).

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