French French

Vocab Builder for commonly used words in French.


The French word 'vers' translates to 'toward' in English. It is generally used to indicate the direction in which someone or something is oriented or going. It can be used in various contexts, including physical direction, as in 'Je vais vers la maison' (I am going toward the house), timing, as in 'Vers midi' (Toward noon), and more abstractly in achieving goals, as in 'Il travaille vers son but' (He is working toward his goal).

Example sentences with  vers

In French, 'version' is used in much the same way it is used in English - to refer to a particular form or variant of something. For example, it can be used to refer to the French 'version' of a movie originally made in another language, or to a new 'version' of a software application. It is a common word and is used across a variety of contexts.

Example sentences with  version

The French word 'veux' translates to 'want' in English. It is used similarly to the English use, to express a desire or a need for something or someone. It can be used in a variety of contexts both formal and informal. Remember that 'veux' is the first person singular form of the verb 'vouloir', so you will need to conjugate it based on the subject.

Example sentences with  veux

The French word 'viande' is used quite similarly to 'meat' in English. It refers to the flesh of an animal, particularly mammals or birds, used as food. For example, 'Pouvez-vous ajouter de la viande à cette recette?' means 'Can you add meat to this recipe?'. Remember, in French, you need to use 'de la' before 'viande' when talking about some meat or meat in general.

Example sentences with  viande

The French word for 'video' is 'vidéo'. It's used in much the same way as in English, to refer to a recording, broadcasting, or reproduction of moving visual images. It's also used in compounds like 'vidéo clip' and 'vidéo game'. It's pronounced 'vee-dee-oh'.

Example sentences with  vidéo

The French word for city is 'ville'. You would use it in the same way as you use city in English. It is used to describe a large or important town. Some examples in French sentences are: Je vis à New York City which translates to 'I live in New York City', and Paris est une belle ville which translates to 'Paris is a beautiful city'.

Example sentences with  ville

The translation of 'face' in French is 'visage.' It is used very similarly to its English counterpart by referring to the front part of a person’s head from the forehead to the chin. For example, 'Je vais me laver le visage' means 'I am going to wash my face.' It can also be used metaphorically to express aspects or phases, like in 'faire face à une situation' which means 'to face a situation.'

Example sentences with  visage

The French word 'visite' is commonly used to denote an act of going to see someone in a professional or social capacity. It translates directly to 'visit' in English. It can be used in various contexts from visiting a friend ('visiter un ami') to visiting a place ('visiter un lieu'). It's conjugated regularly in the present and past tense like visité (visited), visiting (visitant).

Example sentences with  visite

The French word 'vivre' corresponds to the English verb 'live'. It is used in much the same way as in English to denote existence or survival, experiencing life or simply to indicate life in a particular location or condition. For example, 'Je vis à Paris' means 'I live in Paris'. Remember, while using it in present tense, the verb changes form to 'vis' for singular subjects like 'je' (I) and 'tu' (you), and 'vivent' for plural ones like 'ils/elles' (they).

Example sentences with  vivre

The French word for 'voice' is 'voix', pronounced as 'vwah'. It is used in the same context as in English, referring to the sound produced in a person's larynx and uttered through the mouth, as speech or song. For instance, 'Elle a une belle voix' means 'She has a beautiful voice'.

Example sentences with  voix

In French, 'vote' is translated as 'vote'. It is used in the same context as in English, referring to the formal expression of a choice in an election, meeting, or other decision-making occasion. It can be used in various contexts such as political elections, informal group decisions, or preferences. The word 'vote' is commonly used in daily conversations, particularly in contexts discussing democratic processes or personal choices.

Example sentences with  vote

In French, 'would' is translated as 'voudrait'. It is used for talking about a scenario or situation that is hypothetical, a desire, or making polite requests. It must be accompanied by the appropriate pronoun, as French verbs are conjugated based on the subject.

Example sentences with  voudrait

The French word 'vraiment' translates to 'really' in English. It is an adverb which is used to emphasize or express the validity of a statement. For instance, if you want to express that something is really good, in French it would be 'C'est vraiment bon'. Please note that adverbs like 'vraiment' generally comes after the verb.

Example sentences with  vraiment

The French word for 'view' is 'vue'. It's often used in the same contexts as in English. For example, it could refer to a landscape that one can see from a certain location ('La vue depuis la fenêtre est magnifique.'), or it can be used metaphorically to refer to a perspective or way of thinking about something ('C'est ma vue sur la situation.').

Example sentences with  vue

The French word for 'area' is 'zone'. It can be used in several contexts much like in English, including referencing a portion of a particular space or an extent of a particular locality.

Example sentences with  zone
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