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GCSE 09

French Vocabulary book

Version- Draft 1




GCSE French


Edexcel GCSE in French




Edexcel GCSE 2009 French Vocabulary Book

Edexcel are pleased to provide this free vocabulary book freely to support learners following the Edexcel GCSE 2009 Specification in French.


Please note: the most up to date version of this document is available on the Edexcel website and a definitive list of core vocabulary is available in the Edexcel Specification.

Introduction
This bilingual glossary has been produced to support you in your language learning and to help you prepare for the Edexcel GCSE. It features a revised minimum core vocabulary foundation level vocabulary (this has been expanded from the original one in the specification) as well as higher level vocabulary. English meanings, genders and irregular word endings are given and the vocabulary is listed both alphabetically and under the following Edexcel headings:
High Frequency Language
Verbs

Adjectives

Colours

Adverbs


Numbers

Quantities

Connecting Words

Time Expressions

Times

Days of the Week


Months of the Year

Question Words

Countries

Continents

Nationalities

Areas/Mountains/Cities/Rivers

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Social Conventions

Prepositions

Listening and Reading Topics
Out and About


  • Visitor Information, Basic Weather, Local Amenities, Accommodation, Public Transport, Directions

Customer Services and Transactions

  • Cafes and Restaurants, Shops, Dealing with Problems

Personal Information

  • General Interest, Leisure Activities, Family and Friends, Lifestyle (healthy eating and exercise)

Future Plans, Education and Work

  • Basic Language of the Internet, Simple Job Advertisements, Simple Job Applications and CV, School and College, Work and Work Experience


Speaking and Writing Topics
Media and Culture

  • Music/Film/Reading, Fashion/Celebrities/Religion, Blogs/Internet

Sports and Leisure

  • Hobbies/interests, Sporting Events, Lifestyle Choices

Travel and Tourism

  • Holidays, Accommodation, Eating (food and drink)

Business, Work and Employment

  • Work Experience/Part-time Jobs, Product or service Information

Although words are listed under specific topic headings, they are not always exclusive to these. Many words can also relate to other topic areas, but may only be listed in one.


At the end of each section you will find some blank pages, these enable you to note down other words that you encounter during the GCSE course and which may prove useful.

Please note that this is not a complete list of all vocabulary for the Edexcel GCSE, and should be used as a reference guide that students can refer to and add to rather than a definitive list of vocabulary needed to achieve a specific grade.

This vocabulary book is currently a first draft; if centres notice any errors in the vocabulary lists contained in this document please let us know and we will ensure they are updated appropriately.
Section 1
High Frequency Language
This has been taken from the appendix in the specification
Verbs


to accept

accepter

to accompany

accompagner

to add

ajouter

to advise

conseiller

to allow

permettre

to answer

répondre

to apply to

s’adresser à

to argue

se disputer

to arrive

arriver

to ask

demander

to ask a question

poser une question

to avoid, to prevent, to warn


prévenir

to be

être

to be able to

pouvoir

to be bored

s’ennuyer

to be called

s’appeler

to be interested in

s’intéresser à

to be located

se trouver

to be quiet

se taire

to be right

avoir raison

to be wrong

avoir tort

to begin

commencer

to believe/think

croire

to borrow

emprunter

to buy

acheter

to call

appeler

to cancel

annuler

to change

changer


to chat

bavarder

to check

vérifier

to choose

choisir

to click

cliquer

to climb, get on

monter

to close

fermer

to come

venir

to contact

contacter

to cost

coûter

to count, intend

compter

to cry

pleurer

to deal with things on your own

se débrouiller

to decide

décider

to describe

décrire

to deserve

mériter

to discuss

discuter

to drink


boire

to drive

conduire

to eat

manger

to end

se terminer

to enjoy oneself

s’amuser

to enter/go in

entrer

to escape

s’échapper

to fall

tomber

to fill

remplir

to find

trouver

to finish, end

finir

to follow

suivre

to forge

oublier

to forgive

pardonner

to get angry

se fâcher

to give

donner

to give (presents)

offrir

to go along (in a car)


rouler

to go down

descendre

to go for a walk

se promener

to go up

monter

to go wrong/to fail, to miss

rater

to hate

détester

to have

avoir

to have to

devoir

to hear

entendre

to help

aider

to hold

tenir

to hope

espérer

to hurry

se dépêcher

to improve

améliorer

to inform

informer

to introduce

introduire

to invite


inviter

to jump

sauter

to knock, hit

frapper

to know (a fact)

savoir

to know (be familiar with)

connaître

to land

atterrir

to last

durer

to laugh

rire

to learn

apprendre

to leave

partir

to leave

quitter

to leave (an object)

laisser

to lend

prêter

to lift the receiver

décrocher

to light, turn on

allumer

to like

aimer

to listen

écouter


to live

habiter

to live

vivre

to load, to charge

charger

to look after

s’occuper de

to look like, to resemble

ressembler à

to lose

perdre

to love

adorer

to manage

se débrouiller

to meet

rencontrer

to miss

manquer

to note

noter

to open

ouvrir

to order

commander

to organise

organiser

to park

garer

to park

stationner

to pass by/to go


passer

to phone

téléphoner

to place, ask (a question)

poser (une question)

to please

plaire

to prefer

préférer

to present

présenter

to prevent

empêcher

to produce

produire

to pull

tirer

to push

pousser

to put

mettre

to put back

remettre

to receive, be host to

recevoir

to recommend

recommander

to refund

rembourser

to regret, be sorry

regretter

to remember


se rappeler/se souvenir

to rent/to hire

louer

to repair

réparer

to repeat

répéter

to replace

remplacer

to reply

répondre

to research

rechercher

to reserve

réserver

to return

rentrer

to return

retourner

to revise

réviser

to ring

sonner

to save

sauver

to say

dire

to see

voir

to seem

sembler

to sell

vendre

to send


envoyer

to serve

servir

to show

montrer

to sign

signer

to sit down

s’asseoir

to sleep

dormir

to smile

sourire

to snow

neiger

to speak

parler

to spend

dépenser

to stay

rester

to steal/fly

voler

to stick

coller

to stop

s’arrêter

to study

étudier

to succeed

réussir

to surf the internet

surfer sur internet


to switch off

fermer/éteindre

to switch off

fermer

to switch on

allumer

to take

prendre

to tell

raconter

to thank

remercier

to think

penser

to think, believe

croire

to throw

jeter

to touch

toucher

to try

essayer

to type

taper

to understand

comprendre

to use

se servir de

to use

utiliser

to visit

rendre visite à (person)

to visit


visiter (place)

to wait for

attendre

to walk

marcher

to want

vouloir

to want, desire

désirer

to win, earn

gagner

to wish

souhaiter

to work

travailler

to write

écrire


Adjectives


all

tout

alone

seul

angry

en colère

angry

fâché

annoying

embêtant

annoying

énervant

average

moyen/ne


awful

affreux/se

bad

mauvais

bad (naughty

méchant/vilain

beautiful

beau/bel/belle

big, tall

grand

boring

ennuyeux/euse

bossy

autoritaire

brief

bref/brève

brilliant

génial

broken

cassé

calm

calme

calm/quiet

tranquille

charming

mignon/ne

charming

charmant

cheap

pas cher/chère

cheap

de bon marché


clean, own

propre

close

proche

closed

fermé

comfortable

confortable

complicated

compliqué

comical

comique

confident

confiant

confident

sûr (de moi etc)

correct

correct

difficult

difficile

dirty

sale

disgusting

dégoûtant

dissatisfied

insatisfait

dynamic

dynamique

educational

éducatif

enormous


énorme

easy

facile

easy

simple

expensive/dear

cher/chère

exact

exact

exciting

passionnant

fair

juste

FALSE

faux/fausse

fantastic

fantastique

fashionable

à la mode

fast

rapide

fat

gros/grosse

favourite

favori/favorite

favourite

préféré

first

premier/première

flexible

flexible

former/ old


ancien/ne

free

gratuit

free

libre

full

plein

funny

amusant/e

funny

drôle

funny

marrant

funny

rigolo/te

generous

généreux/généreuse

good

bon/ne

grateful

reconnaissant

great

chouette

great

super

great

génial

great, marvellous

formidable

happy

content/e

happy


heureux/heureuse

hard

dûr dur

hardworking

travailleur/travailleuse

healthy

sain

heavy

lourd

high

haut

hot

chaud

in a good mood

de bonne humeur

in a hurry

pressé

kind

gentil

last

dernier/dernière

lazy

paresseux/euse

light

léger

locked

fermé à clef

long

long/ue

lost

perdu

magnificent


magnifique

marvellous

merveilleux/euse

mature

mûr

modern

moderne

necessary

nécessaire

negative

négatif/ve

new (brand new)

neuf/neuve

new

nouveau/nouvel/nouvelle

next

prochain

noisy

bruyant

numerous

nombreux/euse

old

vieux/vieille

old, former

ancien/ne

older

aîné/e

old fashioned

démodé

old fashioned

rétro

open


ouvert

optimistic

optimiste

other

autre

perfect

parfait

pessimistic

pessimiste

pleased

content

pleasant

agréable

popular

populaire

positive

positif/ve

practical

pratique

pretty

joli

quick

vite

ready

prêt

real

réel/le

recent

récent

recognised/well known

reconnu

responsible


responsable

rich

riche

ridiculous

ridicule

rotten

moche

rubbish

nul/le

sad

triste

same

meme

satisfied

satisfait

selfish

égoïste

sensational

sensass

serious

sérieux/ieuse

serious

grave

short

court

shy

timide

silent

silencieux/ieuse

small

petit

sorry


désolé

sought after

recherché

standing

debout

strict

sévère

strict

strict

strong

fort

stupid

bête

stupid

stupide

superb

superbe

surprised

surpris

surpirsed

étonné

thin

mince

tired

fatigué

tiring

fatigant

together

ensemble

TRUE

vrai

typical

typique


ugly

laid

ugly

moche

unbelievable

incroyable

unfair

injuste

unhappy

malheureux/malheureuse

unhelathy

malsain

unpleasant

désagréable

useful

utile

useless

inutile

valid

valable

valuable

d’une grande valeur

variable

variable

weak

faible

worried

inquiet/inquiète

wise, well behaved

sage

young


jeune

younger

cadet/cadette (m/f)


Colours


black

noir

blue

bleu

brown

brun

chestnut brown

marronchâtain

colour

couleur (f)

dark

foncé

green

vert

grey

gris

light

clair

pink

rose

red

rouge

violet

violet

white

blanc/he

yellow

jaune



Adverbs


(for a) long time

longtemps

almost

presque

already

déjà

always/still

toujours

especially

surtout

here

ici

however

pourtant

immediately

immédiatement

more

encore

often

souvent

over there

là-bas

perhaps

peut-être

quickly

vite

rather

plutôt

rarely

rarement


really

vraiment

recently

récemment

sometimes

quelquefois

straight away

tout de suite

usually

d’habitude

usually

normalement

there



too

trop

unfortunately

malheureusement

up there

là-haut

very

très


Numbers
1-100
Quantities


a bottle of

une bouteille de

a dozen

une douzaine de

a jar of

un pot de

a little of/few


un peu de

a liter of

un litre de

a lot of

beaucoup de

a lot of

plein de

a kilo of

un kilo de

less

moins de

more

plus de

more

encore de

a packet of

un paquet de

a piece of

un morceau de

a slice of

une tranche de

a third of

un tiers de

a tin, box of

une boîte de

enough

assez de

half

demi

half


moitié(f)

many

beaucoup de

quite a few

pas mal de

several

plusieurs

some

quelques

too many

trop de


Connecting Words


also

aussi

and

et

because

parce que

because

car

but

mais

even if

même si

finally

enfin, finalement

first of all

(tout) d’abord

if

si

or


ou

since

puisque

so

donc

then

alors

then

ensuite

then

puis


Time Expressions


a fortnight

quinzaine (f)

a fortnight

quinze jours

after

après

afternoon

après-midi (m)

already

déjà

always

toujours

at the start

au début

at the same time

en même temps

before

avant

day


jour (m)

day

journée (f)

during/for

pendant

evening

soir (m)

evening/party

soirée (f)

every day

tous les jours

from

à partir de

from time to time

de temps en temps

just now, in a little while

tout à l’heure

later

plus tard

last night

hier soir

midnight

minuit

minute

minute (f)

morning

matin (m)

next

prochain

night

nuit (f)


now

maintenant

once

une fois

on time

à l’heure

on time, early

de bonne heure

since

depuis

soon

bientôt

the day after tomorrow

après-demain

the day before yesterday

avant-hier

the next day

lendemain (m)

the night before

veille (f)

today

aujourd’hui

tomorrow

demain

twice

deux fois

week

semaine (f)

weekend

week-end (m)

yesterday


hier


Times
Awareness of times (analogue and digital)

Days of the week


Monday

lundi

Tuesday

mardi

Wednesday

mercredi

Thursday

jeudi

Friday

vendredi

Saturday

samedi

Sunday

dimanche


Months of the year


January

janvier

February

février

March

mars

April

avril

May

mai

June

juin

July


juillet

August

août

September

septembre

October

octobre

November

novembre

December

décembre


Question words


How

comment?

How much, how man?

combien de?

What?

que?

what?

quoi?

What? (as subject)

qu’est-ce qui?

What? (divided obj)

qu’est-ce que?

what colour?

de quelle couleur?

(at) what time

à quelle heure?

what/which

quel/quelle?

When?


quand?

where?

où?

Who?

qui?

Why?

qù?

Why?

pourquoi?


Other expressions


all the better

tant mieux

don’t care!

bof

good luck

bonne chance

here you are

voici

How do you spell that?

ça s’écrit comment?

I don’t mind

ça m’est égal

I’m fine

ça va

I’ve had enough

j’en ai assez/marre

I like it

ça me plaît

in my opinion

à mon avis

it annoys me


ça m’énerve

it depends

ça dépend

it doesn’t matter

ça ne fait rien

it’s all the same to me

ça m’est égal

it makes me laugh

ça me fait rire

you are not allowed to

il est interdit de

you are not allowed to

défense de

you must

il faut

mine

à moi

personally

personnellement

of course

bien sûr

okay

d’accord

once again

encore une fois

that doesn’t interest me

ça ne me dit rien

that’s enough

ça suffit

there is/are

il y a

there you are


voilà

to be about to

être sur le point de

to be in the process of

être en train de

too bad

tant pis

usually

d’habitude

what a shame

quel dommage

with pleasure

avec plaisir


Other high frequency words


as, like

comme

because

parce que

end

fin (f)

everybody

tout le monde

figure

chiffre

for example

par exemple

if

si

middle

milieu (m)


Miss

mademoiselle

Mr

monsieur

Mrs

madame

no

non

number

nombre (m)

number

numéro

shape

forme (f)

someone

quelqu’un

something

quelque chose

that

ça/ cela

thing

chose (f)

time

fois (f)

type

genre (m)

way

façon (f)

yes

oui


Countries


Austria

Autriche (f)

Belgium


Belgique (f)

Denmark

Danemark (m)

England

Angleterre (f)

France

France (f)

Germany

Allemagne (f)

Great Britain

Grande-Bretagne (f)

Greece

Grèce (f)

Holland

Hollande (f)

Ireland

Irlande (f)

Italy

Italie (f)

Netherlands

Pays-Bas (m/pl)

Russia

Russie (f)

Scotland

Écosse (f)

Spain

Espagne (f)

Switzerland

Suisse (f)

United Kingdom

Royaume-Uni (m)

United States


États-Unis (m/pl)

Wales

Pays de Galles (m)


Continents


Africa

Afrique (f)

Asia

Asie (f)

Australia

Australie (f)

Europe

Europe (f)

North America

Amérique du Nord (f)

South America

Amérique du Sud (f)


Nationalities


African

africain/e

American

américain

Austrian

autrichien/autrichienne

Belgian

belge

British

britannique

Corsican

corse

Danish


danois

Dutch

hollandais

English

anglais/e

European

européen/européenne

French

français

German

allemand/e

Greek

grec/grecque

Irish

irlandais

Italian

italien/italienne

Russian

russe

Scottish

écossais

Spanish

espagnol

Swiss

Suisse

Welsh

gallois


Areas/Mountains/Cities/Rivers


Brittany

Bretagne (f)

Massif Central

Massif Central (m)


the Alps

Alpes (f/pl)

the Channel Tunnel

Tunnel (sous la Manche) (m)

the English Channel

Manche (f)

the Pyrenees

Pyrénées (f/pl)

the south of France

Midi (m)


Useful acronyms and abbreviations


baccalauréat, school leaving exam

BAC

Banque Nationale de Paris

BNP

CD

CD ROM

secondary school

CES

curriculum vitae

CV

French electricity company

EDF

physical and sports education

EPS

French TV channel

FR3

French gas company


GDF

French TV channel

M6

youth club and arts centre

MJC

French post office and telecommunications service

P et T

fast commuter train service (Paris)

RER

AIDS

SIDA

French national railway company

SNCF

please (s’il vous plaît)

SVP

high speed train

TGV

every day

TIJ

value added tax (VAT)

TVA

European Union

UE


Social conventions


best wishes

amitiés




bon séjour

enjoy your stay


good evening


bonsoir




goodbye

au revoir




goodnight

bonne nuit




have a good journey

bon voyage




hello (on the telephone)

allô

hello, good day

bonjour




help

au secours




hi

salut




please (request)

prière de




please, please (polite)

s’il te plaît/s’il vous plait




see you later

à tout à l’heure




see you soon

à bientôt




see you tomorrow

à demain




thank you

merci





Prepositions


about

environ

above

en haut

according to

selon

after

après

against

contre

among

parmi

around

autour de

at (someone’s house)

chez

at the end of

au bout de

at, to

à

because of

à cause de


before

avant

behind

derrière

between

entre

during

pendant

everywhere

partout

except

sauf

far from

loin de

for, in order

pour

from

de

in

dans

in front of

devant

in, by

en

near

près de

next to

à côté de

no where

nulle part

on

sur

opposite

en face de

outside


dehors

somewhere

quelque part

through

par

towards

vers

under

sous

until

jusqu’à

with

avec

without

sans


Language used in dialogues and messages


area code

indicatif (m)

call me (informal/formal)

appelle-moi/appelez-moi

dial the number

composer le numéro

for the attention of

à l’attention de

for the moment

pour l’instant

further to/following

suite à

I will put you through

je vous le passe


I’ll be right back

je reviens tout de suite

I’m listening

je vous écoute

in communication with

en communication avec

in fact

en fait

moment

instant (m)

on the line

en ligne

on the line/speaking

à l’appareil

paging

radiomessagerie (f)

receiver (telephone)

combiné (m)

see you later (to soca conventions.)

à plus tard

see you soon

à bientôt

sent by

envoi de (m)

stay on the line

ne quittez pas

telephone

téléphone (m)

telephone book

annuaire (m)

text


texte (m)

text message

texto

to be at (checking correct number/address)

être bien chez

tone

bip sonore (m)

voice mail

messagerie vocale (f)

wait

patientez

wrong number

faux numéro (m)

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