French Vocabulary Lists – FRENCH HOUR publishes written and audio lists of vocabulary on many different topics. Pick a list a week, listen to it, repeat out loud after Anne, write out the words several times until you feel you know it, make your own list from it and go back and study on a regular basis, until you really got it.
Listes de vocabulaire de français – FRENCH HOUR publie des listes de vocabulaire écrites et audio sur différents sujets. Choisissez une liste par semaine, écoutez-la, répétez-la à haute voix après Anne, écrivez les mots plusieurs fois jusqu’à ce que vous les sachiez bine, faites votre propre liste et révisez-la régulièrement, jusqu’à ce que vous l’ayez vraiment dans la tête.
Anne’s tips to learn vocabulary
Learning vocabulary is an on-going task. Enjoy the journey as well as the end result. Very quickly, you’ll find you have a ton of words and expressions in your list, and you won’t know how to work with so much to learn.
1. Review SHORT lists
2. Review DAILY
3. Keep it PLAYFUL
4. Make up different GAME
5. Say the words and expressions ALOUD
6. Always TEST yourself with or without a teacher
7. REVISIT your lists regularly
What to review?
If you are reviewing a noun, make sure you learn the gender (le/la or un/une) with it.
If you are reviewing a verb, make sure you learn the preposition (à, de, avec…) with it.
How to review?
The best way for me has always been flashcards, either on paper or on the computer.
Write down the French on one side and it’s English translation on the other side. On the other side, you can also write a sentence with the right context, or draw a picture if you are a better artist than I am.
In any case, say the word or expression ALOUD as you pick a card.
Index cards or heavyweight paper (Bristol) works best. A good size is about 3”x5” so you can easily bring them with you anywhere.
2.On the computer
Use your computer
Type up the French in one column and it’s English translation on the second column. On the second column, you can also write a sentence with the right context, or draw a picture if you are a better artist than I am.
In any case, say the French word or expression ALOUD as you read a line. If you can, email the list to yourself, so you can read it anywhere on your phone or tablet.
Use a software
See how to review with Quizlet – tests are endless and excellent
Go to Quizlet.com
Create your free account.
Go to Speller, type and listen
Go to Test and learn
Go to Scatter and play
See ANNE’S lists
3.GENIUS for Mac users
At the end
Ask your teacher to test you, to create context exercises weekly for you.
Listes de Vocabulaire
La rando – Vocabulaire
Les magasins – Vocabulaire
Demander son chemin – Vocabulaire
L’amour – Vocabulaire
La famille – Vocabulaire
At school – French Terms
Les maisons – Vocabulaire
I love seeing houses. Listen to this list of different types of houses in French.
La malbouffe – Vocabulaire
Le pain – Vocabulaire
Le mariage – Vocabulaire
Expressions with numbers
200 French Verbs
Les gros mots – Swearing in French
Les Soldes – Vocabulaire
Les soldes – How do you talk about ‘sales, discounts’ in French? What’s all that ruckus about it? Here is Anne’s worksheet on this topic.
Body Parts – Vocabulary
Le jardin et le printemps
Vocabulaire militaire – The military – How do you say ‘D Day’ in French? What’s ‘le débarquement’? What are military terms in French?
Les légumes – Veggies in French
In French, a vegetable is a plant that has been grown and eaten. Here is a small list and a longer one for reference.