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Journée internationale de la Francophonie

Learn to pronounce the basic vocabulary in French.

Every March 20 the International Francophonie Day (or Journée internationale de la Francophonie) is celebrated, promoted by the International Organisation of La Francophonie. It "represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world", as can be read in its website. Not only do its members share a common language, but they also promote the humanist values of the language.

This organisation was created in 1970 and its mission is to embody the active solidarity between the 84 member states and governments that can be found within the organisation, "which together represent over one-third of the United Nations' member states and account for a population of over 900 million people, including 274 million French speakers".

Taking advantage of this celebration, we propose some basic vocabulary in French which may raise your curiosity in this special day. Enjoy it!


Learn to pronounce the names of the colours in French.

  • rouge pronunciation rouge [fr]
  • vert pronunciation vert [fr]
  • bleu pronunciation bleu [fr]
  • magenta pronunciation magenta [fr]
  • cyan pronunciation cyan [fr]
  • jaune pronunciation jaune [fr]
  • marron pronunciation marron [fr]
  • violet pronunciation violet [fr]
  • orange pronunciation orange [fr]
  • blanc pronunciation blanc [fr]
  • gris pronunciation gris [fr]
  • noir pronunciation noir [fr]
  • Rose pronunciation Rose [fr]
  • fuchsia pronunciation fuchsia [fr]
  • pourpre pronunciation pourpre [fr]
  • lavande pronunciation lavande [fr]
  • beige pronunciation beige [fr]
  • argent pronunciation argent [fr]
  • lilas pronunciation lilas [fr]


Learn to pronounce some basic numbers in French.


Learn to pronounce the names of the days in French.

  • lundi pronunciation lundi [fr]
  • mardi pronunciation mardi [fr]
  • mercredi pronunciation mercredi [fr]
  • jeudi pronunciation jeudi [fr]
  • vendredi pronunciation vendredi [fr]
  • samedi pronunciation samedi [fr]
  • dimanche pronunciation dimanche [fr]


Learn to pronounce the names of the months in French.

  • janvier pronunciation janvier [fr]
  • février pronunciation février [fr]
  • Mars pronunciation Mars [fr]
  • Avril pronunciation Avril [fr]
  • mai pronunciation mai [fr]
  • juin pronunciation juin [fr]
  • juillet pronunciation juillet [fr]
  • août pronunciation août [fr]
  • septembre pronunciation septembre [fr]
  • octobre pronunciation octobre [fr]
  • novembre pronunciation novembre [fr]
  • décembre pronunciation décembre [fr]


Learn to pronounce the names of the seasons in French.

  • printemps pronunciation printemps [fr]
  • été pronunciation été [fr]
  • automne pronunciation automne [fr]
  • hiver pronunciation hiver [fr]


Learn to pronounce some basic vocabulary related to fashion in French.

Salutations et excuses

Learn to pronounce some basic phrases for greeting and apologising in French.

Parties visibles

Learn to pronounce some basic vocabulary related to the human body in French.

  • abdomen pronunciation abdomen [fr]
  • aisselle pronunciation aisselle [fr]
  • bouche pronunciation bouche [fr]
  • bras pronunciation bras [fr]
  • tête pronunciation tête [fr]
  • visage pronunciation visage [fr]
  • coude pronunciation coude [fr]
  • flanc pronunciation flanc [fr]
  • cou pronunciation cou [fr]
  • doigt pronunciation doigt [fr]
  • dent pronunciation dent [fr]
  • dos pronunciation dos [fr]
  • épaule pronunciation épaule [fr]
  • Aine pronunciation Aine [fr]
  • lèvre pronunciation lèvre [fr]
  • langue pronunciation langue [fr]
  • main pronunciation main [fr]
  • poignet pronunciation poignet [fr]
  • fesse pronunciation fesse [fr]
  • nez pronunciation nez [fr]
  • œil pronunciation œil [fr]
  • oreille pronunciation oreille [fr]
  • sein pronunciation sein [fr]
  • pied pronunciation pied [fr]
  • jambe pronunciation jambe [fr]
  • genou pronunciation genou [fr]
  • Tempe pronunciation Tempe [fr]
  • cheville pronunciation cheville [fr]
  • ongle pronunciation ongle [fr]
  • peau pronunciation peau [fr]
  • cil pronunciation cil [fr]
  • sourcil pronunciation sourcil [fr]
  • cheveux pronunciation cheveux [fr]
  • talon pronunciation talon [fr]
  • plante du pied pronunciation plante du pied [fr]
  • muscle pronunciation muscle [fr]
  • paume de la main pronunciation paume de la main [fr]
  • Menton pronunciation Menton [fr]

Moyens de transport

Learn to pronounce some means of transport in French.

  • bus pronunciation bus [fr]
  • voiture pronunciation voiture [fr]
  • taxi pronunciation taxi [fr]
  • moto pronunciation moto [fr]
  • vélo pronunciation vélo [fr]
  • train pronunciation train [fr]
  • avion pronunciation avion [fr]
  • remorque pronunciation remorque [fr]
  • bateau pronunciation bateau [fr]
  • hélicoptère pronunciation hélicoptère [fr]
  • camion pronunciation camion [fr]
  • fourgonnette pronunciation fourgonnette [fr]
  • canot pronunciation canot [fr]
  • ferry pronunciation ferry [fr]
  • tramway pronunciation tramway [fr]
  • métro pronunciation métro [fr]
  • camionnette pronunciation camionnette [fr]


Learn to pronounce the names of places in French.