10 Useful French Phrases for Around the House
In the movie “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy once said that “there is no place like home.” Do you agree or do you agree?
There is no place like your own living room, filled with midnight memories and Netflix binges. There is no place like your kitchen that smells like freshly baked cookies on the weekends. There is no place like your own cozy bedroom with your warm blankets and pillow forts and a window overlooking the backyard tree. Maybe that’s why they say, home is where the heart is?
If you’re interested in learning more about French culture and want to improve your vocabulary, start learning simple house terms! This way, you’re learning and immersing into the language by using the things around you! Even if you make a mistake, that’s okay. You can always try again!
Ready to take a tour around la maison (the house) now? Feel free to mark specific things with post-its as you go for the tour!
Essential House Questions
- Où est-ce que tu habites?
- Pronunciation – Ooh es kuh tu abite
- English translation – Where do you live?
- Tu habites avec qui?
- Pronunciation – Tu abite avec kee
- English translation – Who do you live with?
- Combien d'étages dans votre maison?
- Pronunciation – Combien deytaj dan votra maison
- English translation – How many floors are in your house?
- Est-ce que je peux utiliser vos toilettes s'il vous plaît?
- Pronunciation – Es kuh je peu utilizeh vo toilette seel voh pleh
- English translation – May I use the restroom please?
- Le salon
- Pronunciation – Luh salon
- English translation – The living room
- Le chambre
- Pronunciation – Luh shamb
- English translation – The bedroom
- La cuisine
- Pronunciation – La koosin
- English translation – The kitchen
- La salle à manger
- Pronunciation – La sal ah manjay
- English translation – The dining room
- La salle de bains
- Pronunciation – La sal duh bahn
- English translation – The bathroom
- Le jardin
- Pronunciation – Luh jardahn
- English translation – The garden