Your First 200+ Common French Words – Part II

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Charles Francese
17 luglio 2018
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Your First 200+ Common French Words – Part II

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1. Most of French adverbs end in -ment
absolument (absolutely); correctement (correctly); évidemment (evidently); exactement (exactly); finalement (finally)…
2. Almost 50% of French infinitives end in -er
abuser (to abuse)…
3. French adjectives ending in -ique
automatique (automatic); acrobatique (acrobatic); allergique (allergic); aromatique (aromatic); atomique (atomic)…
4. French nouns ending in -teur
acteur (dictator); directeur (director); dictateur (dictator); docteur (doctor)…
5. French adjectives ending in -if (masculine) or -ive (feminine)
actif, active (active); agressif, ive (agressive); passif, ive (passive)…
6. French nouns ending in -ité
activité (activity); curiosité (curiosity); université (university)…
7. French adjectives ending in -eux (masculine) or -euse (feminine)
ambitieux, ambitieuse (ambitious); curieux, euse (curious); fameux, euse (famous)…
8. French nouns ending in -aire
anniversaire (anniversary/birthday); dictionnaire (dictionary)…
9. French adjectives ending in -aire
extraordinaire (extraordinary); millionnaire (millionaire; noun/adjective)…
10. French nouns ending in -isme
capitalisme (capitalism); communisme (communism); judaïsme (Judaism); christianisme (Christianity)…
11. French nouns ending in -ance and -ence
indépendance (independence); dépendance (dependence); finance (finance)…
intelligence (intelligence); absence (absence)…
12. French words ending in -ien
magicien (magician); italien (Italian); musicien (musician)…

Look at the following word lists (nouns, adjectives and verbs) and try to find the meaning of each word.



Nouns
- accident
- adulte
- agence
- agent
- alarme
- ambiance
- animal
- arrogance
- artiste
- astronome
- autographe
- automobile
- aventure
- banane
- biographie
- câble
- cafétéria
- catastrophe
- cause
- centre
- céréale
- classe
- comité
- commun
- compagnie
- concert
- continent
- criminel (noun and adjective)
- électricité
- énergie
- fruit
- groupe
- guide
- histoire
- hôpital
- hôtel
- humain
- ignorance
- immigrant
- insecte
- liste
- machine
- mémoire
- minute
- musique
- objet
- parc
- patience
- photographie
- plante
- police
- professionnel (noun and adjective)
- radio
- réalité
- réunion
- secret (noun and adjective)
- sofa
- solide (noun and adjective)
- surprise
- téléphone
- tomate
- touriste
- train
- urgence
- vote

Adjectives
- arrogant
- criminel (adjective and noun)
- électrique
- exotique
- furieux
- généreux
- ignorant
- nerveux
- patient
- professionnel (adjective and noun)
- secret (adjective and noun)
- solide (adjective and noun)
- stupide
- surprise (sometimes used as an adjective or adverbial phrase)
- urgent

Verbs
- accepter
- accompagner
- accuser
- admirer
- adopter
- adorer
- analyser
- annoncer
- approcher
- arriver
- associer
- autoriser
- capturer
- célébrer
- changer
- choisir
- classifier
- comparer
- compléter
- consulter
- danser
- décider
- déclarer
- déporter
- détester
- distribuer
- entrer
- examiner
- excuser
- exporter
- identifier
- imaginer
- informer
- insulter
- inventer
- inviter
- justifier
- maintenir
- modifier
- négocier
- observer
- organiser
- participer
- payer
- préférer
- préparer
- présenter
- répéter
- servir
- signer
- simplifier
- toucher
- utiliser
- vérifier
- visiter
- voter

Congratulations! You know more than 200 French words.