15 Most Beautiful French Words

“French is a language that turns dirt into romance” – Stephen King.

 

What does the word France bring to your mind? Imagine yourself conversing in French. Candlelight dinners. Soft syllables falling from your lips. Artistic streets. Music. And romance.

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French is one of the most beautiful language in the world. We have selected 15 beautiful words with their meanings that you can use in your everyday life:


  1. Ange: angel
    • ange déchu: fallen angel
    • ange gardien: guardian angel
    • ange des ténèbres: angel of darkness
    • poussière d’ange: angel dust
  2. Âme: soul.
  3. Étoile: a star.
  4. Mère: mother.
  5. Confiance: confidence.
  6. Cliché: to stereotype
    • C’est peut-être uncliché: It maybe a cliché
    • nouveau cliché: new cliché
  7. Parapluie: an umbrella.
  8. Couture: sewing
    • haute couture: high fashion
  9. Soliel: the Sun.
  10. Lune: the Moon.
  11. Dépaysement: The feeling of being in another place, city or country
  12. Silhouette:  outline. It was derived from the name of a French finance minister,  Étienne de Silhouette.
  13. Soldat: soldier.
  14. Retrouvailles: happiness of a reunion.
  15. Sirène: a mermaid.

Vinaigrette, vogue, bourgeoisie, bijoux, déclassé, vichyssoise, amour are also some of the many French words which are equally melodic and beautiful.

“It has always been a marvel to me – that French language; it has always been a puzzle to me. How beautiful that language is! How expressive it seems to be! How full of grace it is!” – Mark Twain.

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