Christmas Vocabulary in French

Even Canaille gets into the Christmas spirit!

Ok, he hated wearing the hat, but he still wants everyone to learn some French words for Christmas. You can listen to David reading the list:

 

Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël !
angel l’ange (m)
bell la cloche / la clochette
bow le nœud
bulb la boule
candle la bougie / la chandelle
candy cane la canne en bonbon
chimney la cheminée
Christmas card la carte de Noël
Christmas carols les chansons de Noël
Christmas Eve la veille de Noël
Christmas Eve dinner le reveillon de Noël
Christmas market le marché de Noël
Christmas tree le sapin de Noël
decorations les décorations
egg nog le lait de poule
elf le lutin
fake tree le sapin artificiel
garland la guirlande
holly le houx
lights la guirlande électrique / lumineuse
mistletoe le gui
nativity scene la crèche
North Pole le pôle nord
present le cadeau
present name tags les étiquettes
reindeer le renne
ribbon le bolduc / le ruban
Santa Claus le Père Noël
Santa’s hat le bonnet de Noël
Santa’s sack la hotte du Père Noël
Santa’s workshop l’atelier du Père Noël
sleigh le traineau
sleigh bell le grelot
snow la neige
snowflake le flocon de neige
snowman le bonhomme de neige
star l’étoile (f)
stocking la chaussette de Noël
toy le jouet
wrapping paper le papier d’emballage
wreath la couronne
Yule log la bûche de Noël

This vocabulary list is from the French Language Tutorial, available online and as an e-book.

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  • http://www.soyezlabienvenuechezmoi.blogspot.com/ Dedene

    Canaille is a real canaille! What a cutie. Thanks for the list, I’ll use it in reverse for my English students.
    Joyeux Noël

    Dedenes last blog post..Christmas Cookie Marathon — Snickerdoodles

  • http://www.soyezlabienvenuechezmoi.blogspot.com Dedene

    Canaille is a real canaille! What a cutie. Thanks for the list, I’ll use it in reverse for my English students.
    Joyeux Noël

    Dedenes last blog post..Christmas Cookie Marathon — Snickerdoodles

  • Morched Ben-Ayed

    La boule in english is the ball and not the bulb. Please check it.

  • Morched Ben-Ayed

    La boule in english is the ball and not the bulb. Please check it.

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    La boule means both ball and bulb (as in Christmas bulb.)

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie

    La boule means both ball and bulb (as in Christmas bulb.)

  • Simoziko_2008

    Merci et Joyeux Noël !

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  • JUstin

    Woopin gangum style

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